A Tale Of Two Cities - L0ve An


Love and hate are both emotions that are used in our attempt to express ourselves to certain people. Like it or not, although hate is more sinister of the two, without hate, the scales would be upset. We cannot always get the best of everything. However, in the novel " A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, hate only adds to the story's appeal.
In the novel, both emotions are displayed by the characters in the book through the actions they carry out and the words that they speak, even though it can be justified that there are more examples of love than hate. The love between Lucie Manette and her father, as well as that of Charles Darney and Lucie and indeed many other characters are ...

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her father that his agony is over and that she'll bring him to London and away from his previous sufferings. Later in the story, the night before Lucie is to be wedded to Charles Darney, we learn that Lucie has saved her last day as a single woman to be with her father and to reassure him that she'll still be with him even though she is to be married. "Lucie was to be married tomorrow. She had reserved this last evening for her father, and they sat alone under the plane-tree."( Pg 174 ) Throughout the whole conversation with her father that evening, it is evident that her love for her father prevails even that between Charles and herself. "If I had never seen Charles, my father, I should have been quite happy with you."( Pg 175 )
The affection for her father does not go only one way. Her father's for Lucie is also clear as we can see by the following quote:
"Quite sure my darling! More than that, my future is far brighter, Lucie, seen through your marriage, than it could have been - ...

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Charles Darney after he was captured by the French commoners and manages to free him after some time. During that time, Lucie, whose affection for Charles Darney reached a high point after he was imprisoned in the Bastille and after their first child was born, stood outside a window in the Bastille everyday in all weathers so that Charles could see her when he walked past even when it was impossible for Lucie herself to see him. In other words, he could see her, but she could not see him. She begs Madame Defarge, who undoubtedly hates all the French aristocrats to help Charles and not harm him. "As a wife and a mother, I implore you to have pity on me and not to exercise any power ...

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