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Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities was written as a political commentary to inform the people of the causes of the revolution in France Dickens in his novel tried to show that if there were love during this time the revolution would have succeeded or if there was love a revolution wouldnt even have been needed The revolution failed because it acted out of revenge and hate but Sydney Carton a fictional character in the novel showed a different side and acted out of love Sydney Carton is portrayed to be an intelligent man but unfortunately is the classic underachiever He is first introduced into this novel at Charles Darnays trial Charles Darnay is Sydneys look-alike who was on trial for treason against England The trial is when Carton first meets Lucie Manette the daughter of a French doctor who had just been released from being imprisoned for eighteen years Ever since Darnays trial Carton fell in love with Lucie to the point where he basically worshiped her although Lucies heart belonged to Charles Carton confessed his love for her and showed a different side of him that no one had ever seen He tells her that they could never be because he would only bring her to misery He makes her a promise For you or anyone dear to you I would do anything He does fulfill that promise at the end of the book when the French revolutionaries sentenced lucies husband Chartles Darnay to die at the guillotine Sydney Carton saves his life by switching places with him He loved Lucie so much that he was willing to die for her happiness He made a promise to her and he kept it Before he switched places with Darnay he whispered in her ear A life you love Carton did something for Lucie that no one else could compete with No one else could give Lucie a better gift not even Charles
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