The contrasts between london and paris in charles dickens a tale of two cities

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Manette, Lucie, and Darnay seem unlikely to return to France after their escape to England, not only for political reasons, but also because they are happy and safe in England.

Carton is Darnay made bad. Dickens also compares the dark colour of blood to the pure white snow: the blood takes on the shade of the crimes of its shedders. Madame Defarge is "like a shadow over the white road", the snow symbolising purity and Madame Defarge's darkness corruption.

At the same time, the reader learns the cause of Dr. What hooks you? Manette and serves as a sort of trustee and guardian of the Manette family. This foregrounds the educational function of historical comparison as well as its service to polemics — a function already close to the pedagogical justification of nineteenth-century fiction, particularly for the novel.

Evidently, emulations are attractive: they carry enough formulary echo to recall the original, without the burden of specifying what connection will be made. After Gaspard murders the Marquis, he is "hanged there forty feet high—and is left hanging, poisoning the water.

He was a dark man altogether, with good eyes and a good bold breadth between them.

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