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    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. Similarly, Sydney Carton starts off by being a useless partner to Stryver, but in the end sacrifices his happiness for the happiness among Lucie, Little Lucie, and Darnay. Following the development of the many important round characters, Monsieur Defarge…

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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…

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    Charles Dicken presents numerous dualities in his book A Tale of Two Cities, one of which are the characters Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge. These two characters represent two very different themes of purity and hatred, respectively, shown by analyzing their physical traits, character traits, and their past. Lucie Manette has the purity of an angel. The first time she is introduced in the book, she is described as “ a short, slight, pretty figure, a quantity of golden hair, a pair of blue…

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    Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities observes the growth of the French Revolution as it effects the cities Paris and London, and specifically focuses on the impact it holds for a family and those in their lives. When Charles Darnay is arrested for the last time, Sydney Carton sacrificially takes the place of Darnay who has been sentenced to death. Carton’s journey is illustrated in the “Six Tumbrils Roll and Rumble” passage, where the passage of the carts that are carrying the prisoners to the…

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    Resurrection is a common theme presented in everyday life through things like religion, life/death and even hope. In Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the resurrection motif is used as a beacon for hope, rebirth and the revolution. Through these techniques, Dickens proves his belief that resurrection and rebirth affect everyone personally and socially in order to further demonstrate that it can have both negative and positive consequences. To begin, Dickens uses resurrection to…

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    Altruism For some a life of true fulfillment seems to be a present issue. Some allow materialistic things in life get in the way from living a life of selflessness. Others face issues such as illness that prevent themselves from experiencing life filled with happiness. However, there are some that although have lived through their darkest times are able to redeem themselves and live a purposeful life. In The Tale of Two cities, by Charles Dickens, Sydney Carton is an excellent example of one…

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    A individual willing to give up his life, make a change, and full of agape love delineates Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Sydney Carton emulates Jesus Christ through his actions of selflessness, sacrifice, love, commiseration, and resurrection, which is why reason readers are able to make a connection between Christ and him and identify Dicken’s true intentions behind the novel. Virgil Nemoianu expounds on Dickens use of Christian characteristics; however, he wasn’t…

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    Folliculitis Case Study A man named Charles Darnay had symptoms that indicated folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. He had itchy and red skin, as well as pus-filled blisters. The symptom that indicated folliculitis the most was small, red pimples that developed around his hair follicles. In order to diagnose the disease, a skin swab, which is performed by lightly scraping the affected, was done and sent to the laboratory in order to determine what was causing the…

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    Mr. Stryver and Sydney Carton both come from similar backgrounds having attended the same school. Yet it is clear that both have built different lifestyles. Stryver, makes his way as a successful lawyer whose accomplishments can be credited to his way of “shouldering his way up in life” (137). His manner is loud and far from delicacy––his being referred to as “the fellow of delicacy” in chapter twelve is a sarcastic term in which it is clear Stryver is certainly not delicate. His presence is…

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    In a Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens proposes the idea of dichotomy, which is when two characters are completely different but complement each other as to reveal insight into the narrative. In the Tale of Two Cities Dickens shows dichotomy between Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, which helps to show the dramatic change in Carton’s character. Dichotomy helps to show the significant change in Carton because it shows how he wants to be a better man. Dickens shows this by having Charles Darnay…

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