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Government has been an essential part to any civilization for as long as human kind has existed People who disagree with the government have also existed for just as long Whether the government was so simple that the leader was the strongest in the tribe or whether the government was so complex that it involved thousands of people to make one decision it always was challenged and eventually changed The means of change are quite diverse Assassination protests war petitions and more are amongst the large list of means for governmental reform Revolution has also been a frequent method to try to achieve the desired change Revolutions have made profound impacts in history for both the better and for the worse Charles Dickens is among those who believe revolution is not an efficient means for change of government or social reform His classic novel A Tale of Two Cities clearly and profoundly shows the negative impacts of revolting against the government to the reader He also shows the reader that there is a better way to improve the government That better way is illustrated through Sydney Carton He not only becomes an unexpected hero in A Tale of Two Cities but he also symbolizes Charles Dickens solution to achieving social reform Sydney Carton first entered the story as a lonely man Appearing rather insecure and having low self esteem his role in the story was unknown to the reader He seemed to only be focused on helping others One late night with his colleague Mr Stryver Cartons basically pathetic demeanor was confronted Carton addressed his friend your way is and always was a lame way You summon no energy and purpose Dickens a Tale of Two Cities 95 Then later that night climbing into a high chamber in a well of houses he threw himself down in his clothes on a neglected bed and its pillow was wet with wasted tears 97 Both are examples
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