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    Sydney Carton is one of the most well-developed characters in A Tale of Two Cities. Through him, Dickens tells a compelling tale of redemption and devotion and the effects that they have on the people around Carton. Carton is originally introduced in the court scene where Darnay is on trial. Here he is characterized as an indolent lawyer who seems to have no interest in his profession or the outcome of Darnay’s case. He is shown “leaning back” in the courtroom with his “untidy wig and… eyes on the ceiling” (Dickens 81). From the moment the reader is introduced to Carton, he or she will immediately be able to sense his nonchalance and carefreeness. Dickens reinforces these character traits later when Carton is drunk and discussing legal cases with Mr. Stryver. Carton goes to the office “unsteadily” after a night at Old Bailey, a local pub. His going to work drunk shows that he has little care or devotion to his profession: law (Dickens 91). Though drunk, Carton is still able to show his intellect by advising Stryver on the cases he is handling. By this example, Dickens shows his readers that Carton is not an uneducated…

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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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    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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    her husband was arrested and nearly executed. Finally, Sydney Carton, who lived life as a drunk and felt like he was going nowhere. Through all this, these characters teach us that through suffering, struggle, and loss, we can finally dig ourselves out of despair and persevere. We respect them for this, like Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths”. Charles…

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    The contentious debate over New South Wales government’s decisions to introduce new lockout laws has been heating over the past months. However, amidst the disagreement, Kings Cross has seen a 32 percent reduction in assaults since the laws were passed, while assaults in the Sydney CBD have fallen 26 percent according to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). The NSW Government has introduced new laws that close Sydney’s music clubs to new guests at 1:30am and ban selling…

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    In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton and Stryver and both lawyers and family friends of the Manettes and are foils each other. Sydney and Stryver have both similarities and differences, including their love for Lucie Manette, work ethic, and self-worth. One of the most obvious similarities between Carton and Stryver is their interest in Lucie Manette. However, they both take very different approaches in how to deal with their emotions. Carton avoids telling anyone and goes directly…

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    In The Tale of Two Cities, there are many different sides of the argument of life or death between the vagrant and the nobility. Hence the name “two cities”. In the two cities there are two different men. One is named Sydney Carton, who is British and the other is Charles Darnay who is French. Within the book, it tells of two different sides in the eyes of different countrymen who have a different outlook on what it means to have pride in yourself and in the country through the hard times of la…

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    1948. She had three other siblings. At three years old, she embarked on an unbelievable voyage across an immense sea to a ‘foreign land’ known as Australia. She still remembers the sound of the wind, hitting the sails of the ship, Kirina. My γιαγιά was brought up on the Dodecanese Island of Rhodes, Greece, in the town called ‘Palia Poli’ which translates to the ‘Old Town’. Her Mother, Sarah, was from an upscale family on the nearby island of Symi. Symi is very famous for its beautiful…

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    Fairlight Fairlight, a Sydney suburb in the Northern Beaches, is situated about 13 kilometres north east of the central business district. That makes it a great place to live outside the city and provides a short work commute. Some workers who commute to Sydney or the surrounding suburbs to work drive, while others take advantage of the public transportation system that serves Fairlight. The beach here is calm and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, but is too rocky for surfing.…

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    It is a story focused on the conflict in France, where poverty is the source of the entire country’s economic decline, where the upper class neglects the lower class into starvation, and how a revolution breaks out. A Tale of Two Cities is written by Charles Dickens who illustrates that rebirth contributes to the acceptance of unfortunate occurrences. Dr. Manette is a man who is freed of incarceration because of the family of Charles Darnay who is secretly a French aristocrat living in England,…

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