The Role Of Lucie Manette In A Tale Of Two Cities

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Lucie Manette, the blonde, desired mistress that one cannot help to love throughout the novel, is liked from the beginning when she is introduced; however, she was not just placed in the book to be a nice, friendly woman. Charles Dickens had a purpose that was for her to administer healing, support, and nurturing to those around her. In Book One of A Tale of Two Cities, she meets her father for the first time, as he was wrongfully imprisoned before she was born. From that moment, she takes Dr. Mannette into her arms and begins to care for the confused older man. She rocks him in her arms and cradles him to give him comfort because she can sense the agony with which he has been riddled for the past eighteen years. Furthermore, she even stays…show more content…
Three women, in particular, have huge roles in the text though they are quite different from each other. Lucie Manette is the caring, nuturing, and healing force throughout the book and completely changes the life of Dr. Manette, her father, and Sydney Carton, her lover that dies for her husband; Madame Defarge is a living representation of the revolution and its values and is used to translate to the reader the brutality and cruelness of the radical movement; and the poor seamstress is a well-positioned character that highlights the injustice and chaos of the French Revolution at the end of the piece but also acts as a vehicle that drives the reader to a conclusion Charles Dickens wanted to show in his novel that is society will only change if the people within it change first. Universally, many writers, especially Charles Dickens, use his or her characters to carry along his or her storylines in their different roles. It is extremely evident in Charles Dickens’ works, especially in A Tale of Two Cities, that he does so intricately and intentionally to end up with a story that one absolutely cannot put down. It is almost like Dickens is a carpenter, shaping his characters perfectly, in his or her differing but important roles, to fit perfectly together in his masterpiece. Each of his characters has a specific role in his text that makes his story better, and in A Tale of Two Cities, the three women listed above play crucial roles in that
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