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-LUCIE MANETTE DARNAY One way you may approach Lucie Manette is as the central figure of the novel Think about the many ways she affects her fellow characters Although she is not responsible for liberating her father Dr Manette from the Bastille Lucie is the agent who restores his damaged psyche through unselfish love and devotion She maintains a calm restful atmosphere in their Soho lodgings attracting suitors Charles Darnay Stryver Sydney Carton and brightening the life of family friend Jarvis Lorry Home is Lucies chosen territory where she displays her fireside virtues of tranquility fidelity and motherhood Its as a symbol of home that her centrality and influence are greatest Even her physical attributes promote domestic happiness her blonde hair is a golden thread binding her father to health and sanity weaving a fulfilling life for her eventual husband Charles Darnay and their daughter Lucie is central too in the sense that shes caught in several triangles--the most obvious one involving Carton and Darnay Lucie marries Darnay hes upcoming and handsome the romantic lead and exerts great influence on Carton A second subtler triangle involves Lucie her father and Charles Darnay The two men share an ambiguous relationship Because Lucie loves Darnay Dr Manette must love him too Yet Darnay belongs to the St Evremonde family cause of the doctors long imprisonment and is thus subject to his undying curse Apart from his ancestry Darnay poses the threat by marrying Lucie of replacing Dr Manette in her affections At the very end of the novel youll find Lucie caught in a third triangle--the struggle between Miss Pross and Madame Defarge Miss Pross fighting for Lucie is fighting above all for love Her triumph over Madame Defarge is a triumph over chaos and vengeance Lets move now from Lucies influence on other characters to Lucie herself Sydney Carton who loves Lucie devotedly labels her a little golden doll Carton
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