Positive Triumphs In Charles Dickens A Tale Of Two Cities

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The novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has a balance of negative and positive throughout the novel. The “light and darkness, wisdom and foolishness, hope and despair” are the contradictions that shape the novel, those contradictions give the positives and the negative of the novel. By the end of it there are major positives that triumph and some negatives. The fates of major characters like Darnay, Lucie, and Madame Defarge are positive triumphs, and the fate of Carton is a negative to the characters Darnay, Lucie and Doctor Manette. A positive triumph of one of the major characters is that Darnay was not actually killed. Darnay isn’t killed because Carton switched places with him because they look so similar. Carton switches places with Darnay so Darnay could be free. Carton switched places with Darnay because Carton had his heart in the right place. He did it because of his love for Lucie, and he also thought that this would be his own recall to life. He wanted to be seen as a good person to the only person who mattered which was Lucie. Another good triumph would be that Doctor Manette, Lucie, Darnay, their daughter, Mr. Lorry made it out safe before Madame Defarge could get to Lucie and her child. A positive triumph would be Miss Pross accidentally killing Madame Defarge, it was a good…show more content…
At the same time they feel guilty because they are safe and he is dead. Carton death is a positive triumph for characters like Madame Defarge because she thought that is was Darnay who is dead. She wanted Darnay to die and she believed that is who was executed but she still isn’t happy because she still has people to kill because they are connected to Darnay. A negative would be when the gun went off that killed Madame Defarge ended up deafening Miss Pross, but she lost her hearing for a noble

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