A Tale of Two Cities - Suspense and Mystery

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Throughout the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens creates suspense and mystery to try to keep his readers interested. This technique might have worked for 19th century people with nothing better to read, but it doesnít stack up nowadays. You can paint this anyway you want but what it all comes down to is that no 20th century person with any kind of attention span wants to read a 400 page book with …

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…the novel, Dickens attempts to create suspense and mystery. He does this by dividing his story into parts, broadening his characters, and created possibilities with the theme of doubles. I, personally, donít think it works well combined with the unbelievable story. But, thereís a reason itís a classic. Itís a nice story where the bad people are bad, the good are good, and love overcomes all. In other words, a fantasy.