A Tale of Two Cities Essay | Sacrifice and Achievement in A Tale of Two Cities

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Sacrifice and Achievement in A Tale of Two Cities

Summary: From the first line of the novel to the finish, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities presents an ongoing contrast between sacrifice and achievement. Through a look at the French Revolution as a whole and the individual tales of three characters, Dickens shows the importance of sacrifice at both societal and individual levels in achieving their goals.
In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, sacrifice and success are basic ideas which are continually stressed and repeated. Throughout the course of the book almost all major characters have to endure sacrifice in order to attain something for themselves, or to achieve a goal they believe in. By the end of the book, the characters have all gotten what they want, although they originally thought it to be unattainable. In the novel, a strong correlation exists between getting what the heart may desire, and giving up something precious along the way. Dickens portrays the French Revolution as a whole and the strength in a mass of people. He also focuses on a narrower spectrum, by taking the readers into a personal account of Charles Darnay, Doctor Manette, Sydney Carton and others to show how sacrifice is important on...

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