Sacrifice in A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens

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“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans: 5: 9-10; “United Church”). Characters like Sydney Carton are people that will give up their own life. Such is the case when Sydney Carton promises Lucie Manette to give his own life for her. He pretends to be Charles Darnay, and he perishes when he gets executed by the guillotine. By sacrificing himself, Sydney allows Charles and Lucie the opportunity of escaping the terror during the French Revolution. The story in which these events take place is called A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. The central idea of A Tale Of Two Cities is that sacrifice is exemplified by the…show more content…
Charles explains to the courtroom that he married Lucie and that he is the son in law of Dr. Manette which most of the people viewed Manette as a prophet. Charles proves himself that he went to London so he can escape from his family's past and find a better life. Overall, Charles Sacrificed his possessions by renouncing his property and family and moving to England to find a better life. Suddenly. Charles keeps his promise for Gabelle and he goes back to France so he could try to save him. That is how Charles Darnay shows sacrifice in A Tale Of Two Cities. Secondly, sacrifice is exemplified when a character suffers a loss his own possession that results from the struggles he faces. Dr. Manette provides an example of this type of sacrifice. To start off, Dr. Manette is Lucie’s father and a brilliant physician. Doctor Manette spends eighteen years as a prisoner in the Bastille. At the start of the novel, Manette spends time in his lonely room at the Defarge's wine shop and he makes shoes because he suffered when he was in the Bastille (SparkNotes Editors). When Lucie finally sees her father, she is shocked of the feature that Dr. Manette appears after the years he had become a freed man. In London, Dr. Manette suffers from some mental shock. Consequently, Lucie has to walk her father back and forth so he can be relieved. On the night before the wedding of Charles and Lucie, Lucie asks her father if he is pleased that she is getting married to Charles Darnay and
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