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It was the best of times it was the worst of times is the first line which opened A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens In France there was a widespread hunger and poverty particularly in the cities where the inflation was running out of control The authorities inflicted heavy punishments on their citizens who believe that they are experiencing the very worst of life For example in France nobles were the highest class in the country One day wheels of Marquiss a nobleman carriage run through a child Gaspards child which killed him Marquis was not even upset about it To placate Gaspard Marquis tossed a gold coin at him An example of nobles experiencing good life is that when a great nobleman called Monseigneur held court in his Paris apartments and his four servants served him a cup of chocolate He couldnt be bothered with affairs of state because he spent the night at the Opera Moreover he had powerful friends including the common-born but very rich Farmer-General to whom he forced his sister in marriage Doctors businessmen even soldiers all bowed to Monseigneurs wishes and everyone dressed in the latest fashion to please him The nobilitys life of excess and total disregard for the lower classes gave people to revolt against nobility In addition to the first line is also referring to England Similar conditions were also experienced in London people were too scared to walk in the streets because they feared being robbed or arrested but some people were having very good life For example Dr Manette and his daughter were having honored life in England Everyone respect him In London where there was widespread crime and violence due to the ineffective judicial system However the ruling classes were oblivious to the sufferings of their people failing to realize the potential that angry mobs have ability to produce anarchy In comparison both countries were having same conditions Therefore all the
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