Specifically the Manette home. I feel that he shows it as a sactuary. I may be totally wrong though. A quotation from the book would be perfect also.
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Unlike his other novels, Dickens gives London a break here because France had become so gruesome and out of control. It's not that he didn't sympathize with their plight (the lower classes), bit no one could have predicted the outcome and savagery of the mob mentality......
The Manette home is a source of sanctuary...... it's a family that's been reunited, a girl who finally has her father, and a father who is no longer suffering in a Paris prison. They escaped the ugliness of Paris..... but not forever. London was their sanctuary, it became home. In fact, the moment they get off the ship England becomes their santuary. England is a place of respect, safety, and most of all freedom. It's a place where Manette can stand up for what he believes.
A Tale of Two Cities