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By Renee Frailey Charles Dickens promotes heroism and evil acts in A Taleof Two Cities like the revolutionists promoted vengeance in France Dickenswrote of many actions to choose but the main performences displayed areeasily recognized in the novel In this story good and evil come face toface many times and they counter-attack each other in very simple waysThe first act of heroism to be discussed is the fact that Charles Darnayan exile from France chose to return to Paris to relieve a friend from jailDarnay thought this action over and reluctantly decided to face his fearsof the people in France He did not have to answer his friends plea buthe did because Dickens chose this character to be one of the perfect charactersthat is obsolete in society today Darnay is unusual because he knew he wouldbecome in danger by going to Paris but as Dickens said in the second bookHe sat up late and wrote two fervent letters one was to Lucie explainingthe strong obligation he was under to go to Paris and showing her at lengththe reasons that he had for feeling confident that he could become involvedin no personal danger there p 241 he went anyway-- clearly not for himselfAnother act that Dickens showed in this novel was the occurence of Miss Prossand Madame Defarge coming face to face This is the most evident scene ofgood and evil colliding I know that your intentions are evil said MissPross and you may depend upon it Ill hold my own against them p358 This statement clearly showed that Miss Prosss intentions were goodand they were only to save Lucies life Although Madame Defarge died bythe struggle this incident was purely out of love and devotion to someonedear to Miss Pross The most heroic act in the novel made its show near thelast of the book The event of Sydney Carton replacing Charles Darnay withhimself to be beheaded was by far the stupidest thing a person
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