A Tale of Two Cities Speech

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A Tale of Two Cities Speech "The storming of the Bastille…the death carts with their doomed human cargo…the swift drop of the guillotine blade-this is the French revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work "A Tale of two cities". With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and the to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, he casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with unforgettable characters: the sinister Madame defarge, knitting her patterns of death, the gentle lucie manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father: the heroic Sydney Carton, who gives his life for the love of a girl who…show more content…
Therefore how can the character of lucie be anything other than the nurturing, supportive, entirely femine wife and mother? Not if *censored*ens is to stick to his obligation of the moral teachings of the 19th century. What is to be said of *censored*ens's moral teachings anyway? His presentation of love, hate? Which are the main facets to each character? The characters representing both themes are unmistakable. The moment that the reader comes in contact with Lucie Manette, later Lucie darnay they are faced with the epitome of the beautiful, righteous, woman, and later wife, that *censored*ens quite obviously thought that every woman should be. Even at Lucies introduction to Lorry, she curtseys to him and Mr. *censored*ens wastes no time in indicating "young ladies made curtsies in those days". This introductory scene climaxes in the quintessence of femininity in those days with Lucies fainting, one that now days would put her unflawed position in to question but to Dickens only served to reinforce it. The reader is made to believe that Lucies character is one of purity and innocence a pure foil to the villainy of the latter mentioned Mrs. defarge. Which brings me to the Villainous characters. At the other side of Dickens seemingly "moral lecture" are the characters of Mr. and Madame Defarge, note the emphasis on Madame, an entirely foreboding and strong title. While Lucie's
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