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A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens Dr Alexandre Manette Dr Alexandre Manette the great survivor of the Bastille and father to Lucie Manette DrManette is the most important character in the book Throughout the book he is the stories backbone Few subplots ignore Manette Dr Manette loves his daughter She is the world to him without her he would still be a crazed old man Dr Manettes love for his daughter is clear throughout the story he expresses his thought verbally When his daughter Lucie is married he tells her Consider how natural and how plain it is my dear that it should be so You devoted and young cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted1 DrManette is a very caring man Caring that is the one adjective I would use to describe DrManette As I said before DrManette loves his daughter Lucie Manette is his driving force DrManette wants little except for his daughter to live a full and happy life and himself to be a part of it His desire to be a part of Lucie life makes it hard for him to give her up to Charles Darnay After the wedding DrManette says Take her Charles She is yours2 He does so with a quite sadness A huge portion of the story revolves about DrManettes past suffering in the Bastille The Doctors Bastille time is pure hell Ever after being freed he still mumbles crazy things such as It is a ladys shoe It is a young ladys walking-shoe It is in the present mode I have had a pattern in my hand3 Outbursts such as that show that he is not nor may he ever heal his scars Though the book starts after his imprisonment his Bastille time contains his actions that effects the stories plot the most
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