Tale Of Two Cities Character Analysis

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“I am like one who died young. All my life might have been” (Dickens 151). In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, people are suffering, but in some cases do not recover and do not have better outcome in life. Furthermore, these people need something in order to be resurrected from their miseries. Compassion has the power to resurrect sufferers. Compassion helps sufferers have a purpose in life, hope, and peace. Compassion helps sufferers have a purpose in life. Sydney Carton does not have a purpose in life and is constantly depressed. He expresses his feelings to Lucie and says, “That my last avowal of myself was made to you, and that my name, and faults, and miseries were gently carried in your heart…I would embrace any sacrifice for you and …show more content…
Carton finds peace by achieving his purpose in life, dying for anyone Lucie loves. When Carton dies for Darnay, “They said of him, about the city that night, that it was the peacefullest man’s face ever beheld there. Many added that he looked sublime and prophetic” (381). Carton expected himself to have a peaceful afterlife. Lucie’s compassion gave him the power and confidence go and save Darnay. She inspired him to love and have compassion for others. Dying for Darnay resurrects Carton because it gives his life worth and meaning, than when he was alive. Carton loves Lucie’s family and has a vision where, “[He sees] the lives for which [he] lay down [his] life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in which [he] shall see no more” (381). Darnay is imprisoned and Carton, because he loves their family, saves him. Carton is willing to do anything to give Darnay and Lucie a peaceful life and have no worries. Darnay is resurrected by Carton because of his compassion for his family. Lucie’s compassion gives Carton peace and because Carton has compassion for her family, he helps her family find peace. Compassion helps sufferers to have a better outcome in life and live with no

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