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The victims of revolution in a tale of two cities by charles dickens

  1. Manette, who has been "recalled to life," returns to France as a hero who has been released from imprisonment in the Bastille to effect the release of his son-in-law, Charles Darnay.
  2. Originally written and published in weekly instalments in 1859, A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
  3. Synopsis The story follows Charles Darnay, a French former aristocrat, who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister, who tries to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.
  4. Without denying the importance of practical and economic explanations, Carlyle perceived these forces as "spiritual"--the hopes and aspirations of people that took the form of ideas. A story of love, sacrifice, honour and revolution, from the echo of the first line 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' to the final 'It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done', Dickens' story tells of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect.
  5. And, on the other hand, the wayward Sydney Carton finds direction to his life in his love for Lucy with the Revolution.