This novel, “A Tale of Two Cities”, becomes Charles Dickens’s shift masterpiece. From doing fairy tale-like stories, he began to write something various that provokes enlightenment on individuals of his time. The setting is remarkable too.
He had chosen two interesting cities, London- a symbol of modification and growth, and Paris- a center of art and literature. This book’s style revolves on love and sacrifice.
Charles Dickens’s novel is introduced by a popular line that describes the age of war. It has to do with Lucie, who has actually not seen her dad for several years and she did not know the real story.
The people who brought her up expose the story of her dad and that her dad was not dead however only locked up. Lorry, as a friend, releases Dr. Manette. When Lucie is searching for her dad, she satisfied Darnay and falls in love with him simply to discover he was the one behind the imprisonment of her father. Ultimately the argument had been settled and they understand each others motives.
The unique truly moved me particularly on the part which Container provides his life for the happiness of Lucie and Charles. Container says the most essential words of his life:
“It is a far, far much better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far much better rest I go to than I have ever known”. (374 )
It shows unconditional love; although unrealistic in some cases. I also enjoy the plot which is redemption of life.
As I expected, this unique as an experiment of his new category, satisfies the expectation of an innovation to literature. “A Tale of 2 Cities” points out human nature to love and dedicate some sacrifices.
The unique informs us to sacrifice for someone we like. It does not indicate that we risk our lives for them; being a martyr is not advisable. We can compromise in little things like having time for our family, or make someone laugh to ease a concern. It is simple to extend aid to your love one; it is a matter of endearment.
According to Viktor Frankl,”Just to the level that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence is he truly human or does he become his real self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self’s actualization, however by forgetting himself and offering himself, overlooking himself and focusing external.”