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Throughout the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens the theme of sacrifice is used to help the reader realize the cost of life as well as to develop the plot through the effects of those sacrifices Through the characters of Miss Pross Dr Manette and Sydney Carton the theme of sacrifice is developed Miss Pross was sacrificing her life day by day for Lucie to have a better life Miss Pross devotes her life and her well being to Lucie which is shown when Mr Lorry describes Miss Prosss devotion there is nothing better in the world than the faithful service of the heart so rendered and so free from any mercenary taint 87 Miss Pross sacrifices things everyday by simply being devoted to Lucie She did everything she could so that Lucie could have the best possible life Miss Pross sacrifices her hopes and dreams so that Lucie might have her own hopes and dreams fulfilled Miss Pross did not have all the beauty and fortune in the world but she lived so that Lucie might have those someday Miss Prosss devotion is demonstrated once again when she is described as One of those unselfish creatures found only among women who will for pure love and admiration bind themselves willing slaves to youth when they have lost it to beauty that they never had to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain and to bright hopes that never shined upon their own somber lives 86 Miss Prosss ultimate sacrifice of devotion was when she put her own life at risk to save Lucies along with others as she struggled with Madame Defarge to protect their safety Because Miss Pross was diligent enough to make sure that Lucies trip was safe Lucies life was saved at what could have cost Miss Pross her life By Miss Prosss sacrifices for Lucie Lucies
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