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Will Charles Ever Be Saved From the Evremonde Name?

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Introduction

Will Charles Ever Be Saved From the Evremonde Name? Charles Dickens narrates his novel called A Tale Of Two Cities in the time of the French Revolution. During this period, Madame Defarge, a lady of lower class seeks revenge on the last surviving Evremonde member, Charles Darnay. Madame Defarge holds Charles Darnay responsible for the terrible events that his relatives engaged in, by using the French Revolution in an attempt to destroy a man of good nature. Charles Darnay`s father and Uncle were wealthy noble men that took liberty in creating poverty for the French peasants. The family name is Evremonde, and the two brothers' were overly self-indulgent and completely indifferent to the lives of the peasants whom they exploited. When Charles was a toddler, his father and uncle abused and killed Madame Defarge`s family, leaving her as the hidden survivor to grow up with hatred and vengeance towards this name. ...read more.

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Doctor Manette spent eighteen years in prison, isolated from the world, condemned to silence, and bewildered about a daughter that he never knew existed. Lucie Manette was her father's savior: who freed him from a conviction by their "native France" that was so "wicked" to him (41). This treatment was enforced by the Evremonde brothers' and unfair. When Doctor Manette was questioned about his identity, he believed that he was a shoemaker in 105 North Tower, so with great care and compassion his daughter was able to revive her father back to a normal life. Although "one external cause...without any apparent reason could easily evoke this condition from the depths of his souls," (71) where he would pace for endless hours through the night. As time went by for the Manette family, Doctor Manette's post traumatic stress syndrome improved, and Lucie's happiness was now the Doctor's main concern. As for Madame Defarge her sufferings are left unknown in the novel, except for her description and behavior are cold and heartless. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although Madame Defarge may not seem to gain any real satisfaction from her vengeance, she is determined to hold Charles responsible for the horrific events his dead relatives committed. With Charles's fate resting upon the French Revolution, the justice system seems to be unfavorable to him and the Manettes. The accusations hold Charles responsible for such a catastrophic event that will end with his head cut off. Yes, it is obvious the Evremonde brothers committed the crime, and Madame Defrage, and Doctor Manette are the surviving victims. However, does it necessarily have to be a vicious circle of vengeance, where now Lucie has to be widowed and Charles has to be punished for a crime that he never committed? Apparently not, because a close savior figure that became good friends with the family wanted nothing but happiness for Lucie, so he switched places with Charles, and dies for him. Blessed with luck, Charles became one very fortunate man having his life back, and should honor the man that saved him for generations to come. 3 2 ...read more.

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