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Resurrection in A Tale of Two CitiesResurrection is a powerful theme found throughout the plot of ATale of Two Cities Many of the characters in the novel are involved withthe intertwining themes of love redemption and good versus evil Thetheme of resurrection involves certain aspects of all of these themes andDr Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in ATale of Two Cities He is taken away from his pregnant wife and thenimprisoned for eighteen very long years Over the years his conditiondeteriorates until he forgets his real name and mindlessly cobbles shoes topass the time In Book the First he is released by the Frenchgovernment and then put in the care of Monsieur Defarge He is suddenlyrecalled to life19 35 However his rebirth has just begun and doesnot become complete until he is reunited with his daughter Lucy ManetteIn Book the Second The Golden Thread the resurrection themeappears several times At the start of this book Charles Darnay is ontrial for treason in England He has been traveling back and forth betweenFrance and England and is thought to be a spy The people in the crowd aresure that he will be found guilty the punishment for this crime beingdeath Darnay is saved by the ingeniousness of Sydney Carton and he toois suddenly resurrected or recalled to lifeIn both Book the Second and Book the Third the reader getsdifferent perspectives of the resurrection theme Jerry Cruncher is abody-snatcher and he refers to his late night activities as though it is anhonest trade His son knows of his fathers nocturnal activities andexpresses his desire to follow in his fathers footsteps Oh Father Ishould so like to be a resurrection-man when Im quite growed up 166This parodies the resurrection theme because it is a simple physicalresurrection of corpses from the graveyard with seemingly little meaningThe reader later realizes the significance of the activities of theresurrection-man in Book the ThirdIn the battle of good versus evil
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