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Sacrifice in A Tale of Two Cities

Summary: In A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, almost all major characters make sacrifices for their loved ones, which bring both physical and spiritual rewards. The great personal sacrifices made by Lucie, Dr. Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton all epitomize the magnificent power of love.
Love is the willingness to sacrifice. When someone loves someone, they are willing to give up for them. This fact is thoroughly demonstrated both in everyday life, and in literature. In A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, almost all major characters have to sacrifice for their loved ones. Throughout the book, the great personal sacrifices made by Lucie, Dr. Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton all go on to epitomize the magnificent power of love.

The initial example of sacrifice is made by Lucie Manette. Even though she never knew her father, she was still willing to sacrifice and devote her entire life to him. As she promises upon seeing him, ""you learn that I have to kneel to my honored father, and implore his pardon for never having for his sake striven all day and lain awake and wept all...

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