Examples Of Sacrifice In A Tale Of Two Cities

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Themed & Research Paper Throughout the book, A Tale of Two Cities, the theme sacrifice is used many times through the characters actions. The theme teaches the readers about how strong love is and also teaches the readers what sacrificing for a friend looks like. Also teached life decisions and how sometimes we have to give things up for something better in the long run. Many characters showed some great examples of what it means to sacrifice things that they cherished. The theme, sacrifice, was best shown in Sydney Carton’s decision when he sacrificed his life in order to save Lucie, Charles, and their family. Although I believe that Sydney Carton’s decision was the best example of “Christian sacrifice” in the novel, there were other…show more content…
Not only did he sacrifice for Darnay, but he also did this for Lucie's happiness. Darnay was going to die, therefore Carton disguised himself to Darnay so that Darnay will not have to die, causing Lucie to be sad. Carton did not want to see Lucie sad, this is why he sacrificed himself for Darnay and Lucie. “ I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. I see her, an old women, weeping for me on the anniversary of this day. I see her and her husband , their course done, lying side in their last earthly bed, and I know that each was not more honored and held sacred in the other soul, than was in the souls of both” (Dickens 372). In reality Carton was sacrificing just for Lucie’s happiness, because he loved her too much to see her become sad about the death of her husband. Cartons thinks that he will be reborn through Lucie because of his sacrifice he made. Not only did Sydney Carton sacrificed for his loved ones but he also sacrificed for his friend Mr. Stryver, who “strived” only for himself, and did not really do anything for others. Mr. Stryver was starting his new life, however he needed a partner to reach his goals. He then partnered up
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