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Doctor Manettes Role In A Tale of Two Cities James Kosky College English 249-09 Mr Walsh December 19 2000 Kosky 1 James Kosky Mr Walsh College English December 19 2000 Doctor Manettes Role in A Tale of Two Cities Individual characters often exist as the heart of the novel They contain dynamic characteristics and occupy a central position in the novel In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens uses Doctor Manette as the core of his novel Doctor Manette is a worthy hero and a crucial piece in the puzzleGlancy 75 His personality and story thrusts him into the spotlight throughout the book The novel revolves around his character A Tale of Two Cities evolved from Doctor Manettes story He has witnessed the aftermath of a rape and assault committed by two twin nobles the Evrmondes and is forbidden to speak of it the things that you see here are things to be seen and not spoken of Dickens 325 But when Manette tries to report these crimes he is locked up in the Bastille The novel is then built up through Doctor Manettes cruel and unjustified imprisonment and the events following his release from prisonLindsay 103 That is how he becomes the core of the novel Upon the opening of the novel Dr Manette is a weak and horrific man He is a man recalled to life Dickens 24 from an eighteen-year imprisonment and has the appearance of an aged man having white hair and a ragged face he is a ghost the empty shell of a man Glancy 69 He is very confused so confused he cannot recall any of his past or even Kosky 2 remember his name The experience of oppressive misery has not merely twisted himit has broken down the whole
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