A Tale of Two Cities1

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In the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities, Dr. Alexander Manette is a prisoner in the Bastille. This was in 1767. From this point it jumps to 1775. At this time Mr. Jarvis Lorry, good friend and banker of Manette, and Lucy Manette, daughter of Manette, are on their way to Paris. In Paris, they stop at the tavern owned by Madame Defarge. There they meet Madame and Monsignor Defarge. Monsignor Defarge took care of Dr. …

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…For example, Carton hated Darney in the beginning and then he ended up giving his life for him. From this movie, I have learned that my family, the middle class, would have been much poorer back then based on the standards at that time. I have also learned that the people back then were much less civilized. Their form of entertainment was to watch a beheading. That's sick! Life back then must have been harsh.