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A Tale of Two Cities Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 20 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 20 Summary

When Lucy and Charles return home, Charles has an interesting conversation with Carton. Carton begs him to forgive a former, drunken conversation when he had admitted to him his dislike. Charles tells him had completely forgotten him. Then, Sydney uncharacteristically asks him to be his friend. Sydney does not object. However, later, Sydney doesn't speak well of Carton before his wife. He doesn't say anything untrue or unusual. Still, his wife begs him never to speak of Carton in that way again. He agrees.

Book 2, Chapter 20 Analysis

Carton's profession to Charles of friendship is unusual. Carton has an air of indifference for his fellow man. But, given his love for Lucie, Charles' friendship is necessary. He extends his concern to her friends and even his former rival for her affections.

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