Charles and Sydney
Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, two charachters in A Tale of Two
Cities, have a few similarities and a few differences. One for example
is the striking resemblance of the two gentlemen. In Book II chapter 4,
Charles is on trial for treason, but is aquitted partly because of his
likeness of Sydney.
Another similarity is the great admiration of Lucie Manette. Charles,
in Book II chapter 10, makes his intentions known by concenting
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with which he tries to win Lucie's heart. Sydney, even after realizing
what her intentions are, is still willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for
her, his own life. Charles, in this book, expresses himself so emotionally,
except in time of personal crisis.
As we find out later, Sydney does make the ultimate sacrifice, giving
his own life to save what meant the most to Lucie, the life of Charles
(Book III chapter 15).