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    When thinking of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities from an adult standpoint many would think that it is an easy book to read. But when consulting a regular high schooler, contrary to popular belief, they might think that it is an ambitious book with cutting-edge vocabulary. Mainly, because when being realistic not all that many high schoolers read 15 - 20 books a year unless prompted or forced to. Which is why a medium sized portion of high schoolers might think that A Tale of Two Cities might be a demanding read. But, when thinking of the main story of A Tale of Two Cities, some might be persuaded to say that it is an archetype story of sorts. Archetype being, the characters and even the plot. Nowadays, an archetypal story might contain…

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    A Tale of Two Cities is a story of love, revenge, sacrifice, and the beauty of life. The novel begins in the year 1775 and takes place in two cities, London and Paris. The author of this novel, Charles Dickens, shows the discrepancy between the lives of the aristocrats and the peasants, and puts on display the anger and hatred that the lower-class has for the upper-class. This ultimately ends up becoming the French Revolution. To demonstrate life during this time, Dickens goes through the events…

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    Intro: By one sacrifice he has made the perfect forever for those he loves. Great sacrifice happens due to unthinkable events and the need to accommodate them. In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the French people, the Manettes and Carton all makes sacrifices for the greater good. To sacrifice something dear to for the happiness of another is difficult though it ultimately results in the growth of the individual. 1st Body: Dickens writes of a “[fated] revolution”(8) by metaphorically…

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    San Antoine, a character? Final Copy Charles Dickens, a Victorian era author, had a very intricate and clever way of writing. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities he creates the sense that San Antoine, the slums of Paris, is an active character in the novel. He does this by describing the people of San Antoine as a single mass, showing how they become crazed and animal like when food is present, and personifying the suburb to create an image of a character in the mind. At the beginning of chapter…

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    Throughout the novel A Tale of Two Cities, multiple characters showed strong morals, thoughts and feelings about the French revolution; among these characters are Madame Defarge, Charles Darnay, Marquis Evermonde, etc. However, two characters would be considered to be more ambivalent: Monsieur Defarge and Sydney Carton. Monsieur Defarge, who is quickly judged to be a strong supporter of the revolution, contradicts himself by playing an idle role and being loyal as his wife does the dirty work.…

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    Max Han English 2 Pre-AP Coach Stone 3/25/15 A Tale of Dickens’ Female Characters There are three main female characters in A Tale of Two Cities. They each have their own role in the story. Lucy Manette is the nurturer archetype, Miss Pross is the platonic ideal archetype, and Madame Defarge is the monster archetype. Lucie Manette is the nurturer archetype because she helps others and is compassionate about it. “Not yet trusting the tones of her voice… as he sat staring at her.” (Dickens 41).…

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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…

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    The French Revolution took place in the late 18th century and left France in complete disarray. The French Revolution is known for being extremely gruesome. The peasantry overthrew the oppressive First Estate using extreme brutality and violence. Charles Dickens describes the struggles people faced during the French Revolution in his classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities”. One of the main characters in “A Tale of Two Cities” is Charles Darnay, a member of the First Estate. He had left France for…

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    uses a plethora of simple but effective contrasts throughout his writing, particularly in his unique characters, one being Jerry Cruncher. Although a seemingly unimportant character in A Tale of Two Cities, Jerry Cruncher is an all-encompassing figure of duality; he displays the dichotomy between public and private, personal conflicts of good and evil, and the contrast with other characters. On the surface, Jerry Cruncher appears to be an “honest tradesman”; however, in reality Jerry is…

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    Humans, animals, objects: any one of these topics, along with anything else that something might see, hear, or smell, suit a compare and contrast argument. Compare and contrasts identify how ideas, people, or things share likenesses and differences. In Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, one of the main characters, Charles Darnay, attempts to escape his life as a French nobleman during the eighteenth century French Revolution. Darnay’s heritage as a French aristocrat puts his life, as well…

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