A Tale of Two Cities 2

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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities has long been one of Charles Dickens' most favored books. This book opens in the year 1775 by contrasting two cities: Paris, France and London, England. Throughout this story various characters are "recalled to life", meaning that they have had a new chance at life. Dr. Manette is clearly mad after being in prison for eighteen years. When Lucie, the Dr.'s daughter, and Mr. Lorry …

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…and to understand how much a character would do for another. When Carton represented Darnay on trial and saved his life we saw how smart Carton was. In the last instance of "recalled to life" we saw how much Carton really felt for Lucie when he saved Lucie's husbands life in return for his own. The theme "recalled to life" is seen throughout this novel and should be recognized as one of the most important.