Tale Of 2 Cities
"A Tale of Two Cities" is written by Charles Dickens and it takes
place in France and England during the troubled times of the French Revolution.

The characters travels to both country but most of the story happens in Paris,

France. The hot spot of the French revolutionists, mostly takes place in a
wineshop in Paris, because the wineshop owner is Ernest Defarge and his wife,

Madame Defarge are the key leaders and officials of the revolution. The action
in the book takes place in many parts of Paris, such as the Bastille, Tellson´s

Bank, the home of the Manettes and largely in the streets of Paris. This places
help introduce many characters into the story. One of the main characters,

Madame Theresa Defrage, is a major antagonist who seeks revenge. She is a very
tense and unforgiving woman who seeks revenge on the Evermonde family. Through
out the story, she weave shrouds for the intended victims of the revolution.

Charles Darnay, one of whom Mrs. Defarge is seeking revenge, is constantly being
put on the stand and wants no part of his own lineage. He is languid protagonist
and has a tendency to get arrested and must be bailed out several times during
the story. Dr. Alexander Manette, a veteran prisoner of the Bastille and
moderate protagonist, cannot escape the memory of being held and sometimes fall
back to cobbling shoes, he plays a very significant part in the story. His
daughter , Lucie Manette, a positive protagonist, is loved by many and marries

Charles Darnay. She is a quiet, emotional person and discriminating protagonist
in the story. One who never forgot the love of Lucie, was Sydney Carton, who
starts off as a frustrated, immature alcoholic, but in the end, he made the
ultimate sacrifice for a good friend. This are the characters that gives the
interesting and dramatic plot to the story. Carton was deeply in love with Lucie
and is always telling her that he loves her so much that he would do anything
for her but Lucie ends up marring Darnay, a few days after their marriage when
they were on their honeymoon, Dr. Manette has a fall back and cobbles shoes for
nine straight days. France´s citizens arm themselves for a revolutoin led by
the Defarges and starts the revolution by riding to Bastille. Shortly before
they start the revolution, the Marquis runs over a child in the street of Paris.

The child´s father, Gaspard who is part of the revolution murders Marquis.

Three years later Darnay is called back to Paris to help his friend Gabelle,
when Darnay was walking on the street of Paris he got arrested for being an
enemy of the country. Lucie and her father Dr. Manette goes to Paris to see if
they can be of any help to Darnay. Darnay is release from prison but the same
day he is re-arrested on charges set forth by the Defrages and one other unknown
person. The next day Darnay sent to trial and is convicted and sentence to
death. Here is when the heroe comes and with spy contacts finds out in which
prison he is encarcelated, he goes and drugs Darnay, while Darnay was drug,

Carton switches place with Darnay. Lucie, Charles Darnay and their daughter
leaves Paris safely while Sydney Carton makes his final sacrifice and is taking
to the guillotine in place of Darnay. Summary of the Standard Historical Source

The French Revolution is a cataclysmic political and social upheaval, extending
from 1789 to1799. The revolution resulted, among other things, in the overthrow
of the Bourdon monarchy in France and in the establishment of the First

Republic. It was generated by a vast complex of causes, the most important of
which were the inability of the ruling classes of nobility, divine, and
bourgeoisie to come to grips with the problems of the state, the indecisive
nature of the monarch, extortionate taxation of the peasantry. Another cause was
the accession of Louis XVI in 1774 which lasted for a century, the French
government had undergone periodic economic crises, resulting from the long wars
waged during the reign of Louis XIV. The rebellion continued the challenge of
royal decrees and the mutinous mood of the royal army forced the king to
capitulate. On June 27 he ordered the refractory nobility and clergy to join the
unicameral legislature, which then designated itself the National Constituent

Assembly. Yielding to pressure from the queen and the d´Artois. At the same
time, Necker, the popular apostle of a regenerated France, was again dismissed
from the government. The people of