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Lucie Manette as the Most Important Character in Tale of Two Cities Essay


Lucie Manette. Dr.Manette is the most important character in the book. Throughout the book he is the stories backbone. Few subplots ignore Manette. Dr. Manette loves his daughter. She is the world to him, without her he would still be a crazed old man. Dr. Manette's love for his daughter is clear throughout the story he expresses his thought verbally. When his daughter Lucie is married he tells her "Consider how natural and how plain it is, my dear, that it should be so. You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted."1 Dr.Manette is a very caring man. Caring, that is the one adjective I would use to describe Dr.Manette. As I said before Dr.Manette loves his daughter. Lucie Manette is his driving force. Dr.Manette wants little except for his daughter to live a full and happy life and himself to be a part of it. His desire to be a part of Lucie life makes it hard for him to give her up to Charles Darnay. After the wedding Dr.Manette says "Take her, Charles. She is yours."2 He does so with a quite sadness. A huge portion of the story revolves about Dr.Manette's past suffering in the Bastille. The Doctors Bastille time is pure hell. Ever after being freed he still mumbles crazy things such as "It is a lady's shoe. It is a young lady's walking-shoe. It is in the present mode. I have had a pattern in my hand."3 Outbursts such as that show that he is not nor may he ever heal his scars. Though the book starts after his imprisonment, his Bastille time contains his actions that effects the stories plot the most. The action that truly stands out is his writing and hiding of the letter that later convicts Charles Darnay.

The other main changes that was seen throughout the book was many. Lucie Manette and Dr. Manette have changed throughout the book in seaval ways but a couple of changes

In the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, some characters want revenge but don’t get it and others get their revenge. In this story Gaspard gets his vengeance. Dr.Manette and Madame Defarge were two out of many that couldn’t get their revenge.

In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Gaspard gets revenge against the Marquis. For example the Marquis ran over and killed Gaspards’ child. Monsieur the Marquis could care less about what he had done to the poor little child. Gaspard needed to get revenge to the hurt he was caused by the Marquis. In addition he goes to the Marquis’ house and stabs him in the heart and kills him. He was full of anger from the Marquis because of his unkindness. He was sick of being treated unfairly by upperclasses. Gaspard definitely gets his revenge for the death of his child.

One of the characters in the book that didn’t get their revenge was Dr. Manette. He was in prison for eighteen years. He shouldn’t have had to be there. It was unjust and unfair cruelty for him to be sent to prison. The reason that he went to prison was because he witnessed the Everemonde family harming and almost killing a peasant girl, her brother, and the father of the two. He did all he could to help out the suffering people. It was the Everemondes’ fault, not Dr. Manette’s. He should have tried to get revenge against them, but he didn’t.

Another person that didn’t get revenge was Madame Defarge. She tried to get revenge by accusing Dr. Manette and Charles Darnay in trial. It was unfair for her to blame Dr. Manette because he practically saved her life. Charles Darnay shouldn’t have been put at fault for his family members’ actions. Madame Defarge tried to kill Charles’s wife Lucy to double her revenge, but she was killed by Miss Pross before she could harm anyone. Madame Defarge was filled with much anger. She shouldn’t have taken it out on the

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