An Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel about the differences between France and London in the early years of the revolution. Throughout the novel, there are three characters who are recalled to life. These characters that turn their lives around in this novel are, Doctor Manette, Jerry Cruncher, and Sydney Carton. Doctor Manette nursed back to for life by his daughter after being imprisoned for 18 years; Jerry Cruncher, from his terrible job and abusive ways to being against his old ways and being more sensitive; and Sydney Carton redeems his sins and is reborn in afterlife.

The stories of these three people are very different, yet they all end up with having a new chance at life. Doctor Manette is recalled to life in more than one way. He used to be very revengeful, rude and mean. But now that he has turned his life around after his time as a prisoner, he is redeems his sins and is reborn in the afterlife. His sins being, he wasted his life on alcohol and disinterest and didn’t take chances in life.

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But after he sacrifices himself to save the life of Charles Darnay, not only was he recalled to life in the means of the changes throughout the book, but by his death also. In the end of this novel, these three characters are recalled back to life in unique ways. Each person had their own problems in the beginning that they managed to overcome and change their lives overall.