A Tale of Two Cities | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Don Nardo

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of A Tale of Two Cities.
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Critical Essay by Don Nardo

SOURCE: “The Promise of a Better Future: Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities,” in Readings on A Tale of Two Cities, edited by Don Nardo, Greenhaven Press, 1997, pp. 14-27.

In the following essay, Nardo discusses Dickens's background and its influence on his writing.

The scene is a scaffold in Paris during the French Revolution. A large crowd of spectators has gathered to watch the brutal beheading of a group of condemned prisoners, most of them French aristocrats or persons condemned as sympathizers or accomplices of the nobility. In one of the carts heading for the scaffold stands a man holding a young girl's hand. “Down Evrémonde!” comes a cry from the bloodthirsty crowd. “To the Guillotine all aristocrats! Down Evr...

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