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A Tale of Two Cities is a tale filled with the theme of sacrifice as it 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 Sydney Carton Dr Manette and Ms Pross the theme is developed This theme brings key aspects of the plot together and Cartons sacrifice brings the novel to closure in the end Ms Pross sacrifices her life day by day for Lucie to have a better life She simply devotes her life to Lucie and her well being which is shown when Mr Lorry describes Ms 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 92 Ms Pross was sacrificing things everyday by simply being devoted to Lucie She does everything she can so that Lucie can have the best possible life Ms Prosss devotion is demonstrated once again on page 92 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 Also she sacrifices her hopes and dreams so that Lucie might have her own hopes and dreams fulfilled Although Ms Pross does not have all the beauty and fortune in the world she lived so that Lucie might someday Ms Prosss ultimate sacrifice of devotion is when she puts her own life at risk to save Lucies along with others as she buffets and struggles with Madame Defarge to protect their safety Because Ms Pross was diligent enough to make sure that Lucies trip was safe Lucies life is saved at what could have
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