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In the 16th century Charles Dickens wrote the unforgettable novel A Tale of Two Cities In it he created two of the most remarkable fictional characters of all time One is the bloodthirsty Madame Defarge and the other is the selfless Sydney Carton Madame Defarge is a peasant who seeks revenge on all aristocrats who cross her path In contrast Sydney Carton is a man who is willing to do anything for the love of his life While the actions of these two characters clearly delineate their differences the underlying forces that drive each character are quite similarFrom Madame Defarges actions it is clear that she is the evil antagonist in the novel Even in the manner that she is physically described she is presented as dark and therefore she is seen as evil She is as evil as she is because when she was younger the DEvremonde brothers killed her whole family Now the purpose of her life is to procure revenge on the DEvremonde family and every other aristocrat Even when told by her beloved husband she has gone to far she does not stop Instead her repartee to him was Tell the wind and fire where to stop not me In it she evidently expresses how she will never forget what was done to her family and how the DEvermondes are deserving of what they will receive The actions she performs in her daily life demonstrate her evilness In the novel it seems as though she is the bad guy who is starting up all the trouble It is her need for revenge in the book that starts the revolutionWhile Dickens presents Sydney Carton as a worthless drunk in contrast to Madame Defarge he is the Christ-like noble figure of the novel He appears to the readers of A Tale of Two Cities as a worthless drunk and a man who has not acquired any high social position in his life Also
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