A Tale of Two Cities: A Novel of Change

A Tale of Two Cities: An Unique of Modification

This unique, “A Tale of Two Cities”, becomes Charles Dickens’s shift masterpiece. From doing fairy tale-like stories, he started to write something various that provokes enlightenment on individuals of his time. The setting is remarkable as well. He had actually chosen 2 fascinating cities, London- a sign of modification and development, and Paris- a center of art and literature. This novel’s theme revolves on love and sacrifice.

Charles Dickens’s book is introduced by a famous line that describes the age of war. It has to do with Lucie, who has actually not seen her daddy for many years and she did not understand the genuine story. The people who brought her up expose the story of her daddy and that her daddy was not dead however just sent to prison. Truck, as a friend, frees Dr. Manette. When Lucie is looking for her dad, she satisfied Darnay and falls in love with him just to discover he was the one behind the imprisonment of her father. Eventually the argument had been settled and they understand each others motives.

The novel really moved me specifically on the part which Container provides his life for the joy of Lucie and Charles. Carton utters the most important 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 reveals genuine love; although unrealistic sometimes. I also enjoy the plot which is redemption of life.

As I anticipated, this novel as an experiment of his new category, fulfills the expectation of a development to literature. “A Tale of 2 Cities” discusses human nature to like and devote some sacrifices.

The unique informs us to sacrifice for somebody we enjoy. It does not indicate that we risk our lives for them; being a martyr is not suggested. We can compromise in little things like having time for our household, or make somebody laugh to relieve a burden. It is not difficult to extend help to your love one; it refers endearment.

According to Viktor Frankl,”Only to the degree that somebody is living out this self transcendence of human existence is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by worrying himself with his self’s actualization, but by forgetting himself and providing himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.”


Dickens, Charles.( 1868 ). A tale of 2 cities. New York City: Books.

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