Commentary About the Love and Redemption in the Tale of Two Cities

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Commentary about the Love and Redemption in
The Tale of Two Cities

[Abstract] This paper begins with an introduction about the content of The Tale of Two Cities. Under the societal background of England and France during the French Revolution in 18th century, The Tale of Two Cities, which was written by Charles Dickens, describes the veritable living conditions and the vivid era characteristics. The novel not only reflects the poignant class struggle and distorted social circumstances, but also shows the different fates of different characters under the certain social background through depicting positive and negative images and plots. Meanwhile, The Tale of Two Cities is an expression of the purpose of the author Charles Dickens. That is to say, the novel expresses the deep thinking about oppression and struggle, as well as the high praise about love and redemption, which implicit the anticipation about the bright future. [Key Words] love; redemption; benevolence spirit; typical characters; social background; anticipation about the bright future

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Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………….1 Contents…………………………………………………………………………………….2 1.Brief Introduction about the The Tale of Two Cities ……….………………………...3 1.1 The plot about the novel………………………………………………………..…....3 1.2 Introduction about the fates of the Main Characters………………..........................3 1.2.1 Dr.Manatte……………………………………………………………………...3 1.2.2 Lucie Manat……………………………………………………….………..........3 1.2.3 Sydney Carton……………………………………................................................4 1.2.4 Charles Darnay…………………………….…………………………….............4 1.2.5 Madame Defarge…………………………………………………..………..........4 1.2.6 Marquis St. Evremonde……………………………………………………….......4

2. The Love and the Redemption among the Idealistical Characters………………...4 2.1 The memory of Dr. Manette ………………………….……………………………….4 2.2 Get out of the Aristocratic Ring………………………………………………………5 2.3 The Sacrifice of love………………………………..………..………………………..6 2.4 The Spiritual Bailment in These Idealists…………………………………………………...7

3. The Love and the Redemption among the Revolutionary and Federal Aristocracy…………………………………………………………………………..…7 1. Tragedy of Love and Redemption ……………………..………………………...…...7 2. The Deserved Punishment of the Federal Aristocracy…………………...…………..8 3. The Ruin in the Chaos………………………..…………………………………...…..9

4. The Love and the Redemption between the Two Cities ……………………….…..10 1. The Complicated World……………………..…………………………………….…10 2. Deep Reasons behind the Crazy Revolutionary Wave………………………….……10

5. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………11

References …………………………………………………………………………...….11

1. Brief Introduction about the The Tale of Two Cities

1. The plot about the novel

The novel The Tale of Two Cities was set in London and Paris at the time of the great French Revolution. It shows the causes of revolution and its effects on people's daily lives. Before the revolution, the King and the aristocracy treated their people cruelly in France. Many people were extremely poor and miserable. The crops in the fields were poor as if even the land shared the misery of the people. And there were so heavy taxes that all the villagers had nothing to hand over at last. On the other hand, the aristocracy made their will as the law by using money and gold. There were no justice, no equality and no fairness. Just as what happened to Dr Manette, he wrote to the Minister to show the crime what Marquis Evremonde had done, resulting in him being arrested and sent to the prison Bastille without any reason. Then this situation of darkness was needed to be changed. As people such as the Defarges prepared and arranged, at length the Revolution came to break out. When the Bastille was captured and the...
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