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A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens has many underlying themes expressed in the novel One of the more obvious and pronounced is that of being Recalled to Life or resurrected To be recalled means to be brought back or restored it can be a restoration to a former way of life restoration to a person or even both Several characters were recalled to life throughout the novelDoctor Alexandre Manette was in jail for about 18 years and had given up on ever being freed or seeing his family again Doctor Manette had a happy and fruitful life before he was wrongly imprisoned Prison life took a huge toll on him He was in a distraught state of mind When he was released by Jarvis Lorry a banker and old friend of Doctor Manette and his daughter Lucie Manette he was restored to his former life and happiness Lucie meant everything to Doctor Manette consequently she was his life from that point on He was not only restored to his former place in life but Lucie was restored to him as well After his resurrection Doctor Manette fell into old habits again and again but for the most part he got back everything he had lost This is how Doctor Manette was recalled to life This experience recalled someone else to life as wellLucie Manette was recalled to life when she was reunited with her thought-to-be-dead father She thought she would never see either of her parents again and was prepared to go through life without having her parents with her but when her father was restored to her that changed everything She now had that paternal figure she had long been deprived She now had a family something that was nonexistent before She gained confidence from her resurrection that she never had Eventually she even started a family of her own This is how Lucie Manette was recalled to her old lifeCharles
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