Interpreting the French Revolution Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens explains to us, the readers, how he interpreted the French Revolution including his thoughts and concerns for the time period. This period is referring to the 18th century when the uprisings began. In this violence, groups of people were brought together to stir up havoc among the cities. Charles uses the common parallels of the two cities to bring them together as one. By using his paradoxes just as he started the story, he brings two places who may have been thought to be different, one. Dickens adds his emotion in the novel through his characters that he has created. Moving towards the French Revolution that Dickens knew was not far in the near future, he began to configure what other countries would have made of the same idea. This uprising; one that may not be controllable. Quickly coming across the sister city of Paris, London was not too far. He would come to figure that these two cities are separate tales to the same story. His depth to the Revolution begins at this point. Of course as I say this, Dickens does not write out the Revolution for the reader, he implicates the effect of it through his book. Dickens to me may be that man who answers a question with a question, at least thats what I get from reading this book. This attraction of giving his own twist to the French Revolution and how the two cities dealt with a somewhat similar problem. He wants it to be evident that these two cities could face
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