Lucie's Loving Ways in Charles Dickens´A Tale of Two Cities Essay

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Love has the power to change the world. It can do far more than any speech, treaty, or war. Love, on a smaller scale, can especially impact the lives of those who communicate and receive it. This passion has the ability to assuage, provide comfort, and provide life. In particular, one girl dedicates her life to spreading love, even when she must sacrifice a large amount of her time. This woman is Lucie Manette. In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses the character of Lucie Manette to prove that love and sacrifice can impact one’s life.
From the beginning of the novel, Lucie is willing to make sacrifices to take care of her family and keep the bond between them strong. Lucie’s first life-altering sacrifice begins when she
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When first meeting with Mr. Lorry to discuss her father, Lucie creates an everlasting first impression by simply showing consideration for his wisdom. During the meeting at her house, Lucie initially “curtseyed to him [Lorry] with a pretty desire to convey to him that she felt how much older and wiser he was than she” (Dickens 25). Greeting Mr. Lorry in such a respectful way helps Mr. Lorry to also respect himself. Later in the novel, Lucie shows a type of respect for Carton that he has never before received. When Carton asks Lucie if she will listen to his difficulties, Lucie responds, “If it will do you any good, Mr. Carton, if it would make you happier, it would make me very glad!” (Dickens 155). This type of love that Lucie gives Carton helps him believe that someone actually cares for his feelings and therefore changes his depressing outlook. Communicating with admiration and esteem to people who do not often receive it allows Lucie to make an impact on multiple lives.
Lucy proves her love and impact on the men in her life with patience, loyalty and devotion. Although Lucie starts a marriage with Darnay, she manages to still take care of her father. In many conversations between Dr. Manette and Lucie, the doctor tells Lucie that “he found her more devoted to him married (if that could be) than single” (Dickens 219). Although marriage is a very demanding relationship, Lucie remains loyal to her
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