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Charles Dickens beautifully incorporates the use of many literary devices irony allusions tone point of view and many others He develops the story around a young French woman Lucie Manette who has just found her father Dr Manette Dickens uses situations around Lucie and her Father to integrate the device of irony which in some cases just turns out to be coincidence So many times irony is confused with coincidence to illustrate the difference here are a few examples Take a look at the fact that Mr Lorry is on business to tell Miss Manette her father is alive and well and yet he was the person who brought her as a very young child to England from France after her father was wrongfully imprisoned Is this an ironic situation or merely a coincidence A coincidence Mr Lorry was Dr Manettes good friend and banker for years he was a loyal man and took his business seriously He of all people should have told Miss Manette her father was alive When he brought Lucie as a young child to England he was only doing a favor for a good friend Mr Lorry proves himself as not only a man of business but also a man of favors He helps Darnay acquire a job at Tellisons bank and he helps the Manette family escape from France in the end of the novel It is not ironic that Mr Lorry tells Lucie her father is alive it is plain coincidence Why do Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton have such a strong resemblance Now one might look too deep into this circumstance and as a consequence say Charles father and uncle were twins so therefore Darnay and Carton must be long lost twins Hypothetically speaking it could happen but this is not Dickens intent In the beginning at the first trial Cartons resemblance disturbs the witnesss testimony and allows Darnay to go free Up to this point this
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