Charles Dickens focuses on resurrection, the revival of mind and emotion, in his novel, A Tale of Two Cities. Dr. Manette, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are given second chances as their lives are resurrected.
The story begins with Jerry Cruncher telling the Tellson's banker, Jarvis Lorry to meet Lucie Manette at Dover. Lorry responds to this message with "recalled to life" which in turn, puzzles Jerry. This foreshadows a resurrection that is about to
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Resurrection plays the most important role in the novel. Alexander Manette is
resurrected by his daughter in a mental sense; he is returned to sanity. Charles Darnay is thrice resurrected---twice by Sydney Carton and once by Dr. Manette. Sydney Carton is also twice resurrected. His first resurrection is his change from despair to honor (by Lucie's belief in him), and the second is the "memory" he leaves to the people he loves the most.