Analysis Of Charles Dickens ' A Tale Of Two Cities

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With revolution brewing in the air, various authors took writing as a way to express their opinions. One such author, Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities as his way of expressing his interest and concerns. Charles Dickens, the second of eight children, was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. His father, John Dickens worked as a naval clerk, and dreamed of striking it rich. However, in 1823, his father found himself forced into Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison, where the rest of his family soon followed him. At the age of fifteen, he began work at an attorney’s law office in London. Soon thereafter, Dickens began to freelance report on both the courts, and also Parliament. By the age of twenty-five, his writing for The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, made him one of England’s most popular and captivating authors. During this time of fame, Europe political world struggled, and the idea of revolution flew in the air. Knowing the influence his writing had, Dickens began to write about the cost of revolution. In fact, in 1859, Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities as a way of warning the English that legislative reform should always take precedence over bloody revolution (Discovering Dickens). Continuing his captivating style, Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities as historical fiction, centering on the events in Paris and London, before and during the French Revolution. Dickens mainly focuses the story on Charles Darnay, a self-exiled nephew of French
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