A Tale of Two Cities: Short Summary

Continues for 1 more pages »
Read full document

A Tale of Two Cities: Short Summary

By | May 2011
Page 1 of 2
Charles Letessier
3e 3
Character Arc
Sydney carton is a dynamic character in Charles dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities. Sydney a carton as well as Charles Darnay are driven by true love. The force of love pushed Sydney Throughout the whole novel and ultimately killing him. Sydney is introduced as a drunk and a man who has low self esteem with poor judgment of himself, (I am a disappointed drudge. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.) We see his real character at the end of the novel. Sydney Carton is portrayed as the ultimate hero. Sydney carton has throughout the novel a pessimistic view of thing and a negative idea of what the world is. Sydney is a remarkable layer, but he is a lazy and alcoholic. Sydney carton believes that his life is extreme waste. He is a melancholic and disappointed man.

Towards the middle of the novel Sydney carton make an extraordinary change and a huge leap. He expresses his love for Lucie Manette. He tells Lucie that he would do anything for her. he is ready to make a change for her. “for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. And when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you." This foreshadows the end of the novel. Lucie is the only one that believes in Sydney and tells him that his life has meaning and purpose.

The promise he made to Lucie ultimately took his life. In the end of the novel the guillotine kills him. In a way the for the better good and for his fellow Charles Darnay. His death is significant because he died for the woman he loved and that made his life a little bit more significant he says a verse from the bible "I am the resurrection and then life, saith the Lord; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall never die; and whosoever liveth and...

Rate this document

What do you think about the quality of this document?

Share this document

Let your classmates know about this document and more at Studymode.com