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Capitol Punishment: Toy of Evil Men One might believe that because capital punishment plays such a large role in Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities, that Dickens himself is a supporter of it. This just simply is not true. Dickens uses capitol punishment as a tool to define the evil embodied in both the French ruling class, and the opposing lower class during the French Revolution; as well as comment on the sheep-like nature …

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…in which the people of France behave, Dickens teaches us a lesson about ourselves. That lesson is that we should think for ourselves and stand up for what is right. In A Tale Of Two Cities, Dickens wrote of a violent time in France’s history. But by showing the harsh reality he was able to make certain points. These points make it quite clear that Dickens was not in favor of the death penalty.