A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities: Opportunity in the Face of Failure 12th Grade

When a man’s road to happiness is cut off by a wrong turn and a person finds themselves lost in an unknown state, a second chance is a miraculous hand that comes out at the person, opening up another path, even at his lowest of stages, to once again be able to reach at a goal. That is life. A second chance, if taken, can act as a renewal of vows or even as a renewal of the person’s choices. Within the notorious 19th century novel, A Tale of Two Cities, written by the English author, Charles Dickens, this revival or rebirth can be found in the essence of life that make up the characters that take part in the novel. The protagonist in the novel proves himself to be a well-mannered man named Charles Darnay who ventures out to Britain, leaving a shameful aristocratic life behind in France. Thus this was common move as the novel situates a revolutionary time period; a time period where all of France is wreaking havoc in revolt and people either escape or get killed. It is through this revolution, under every dark pebble in the path to revolution, behind every nook, and in every corner of this revolution, that a revival is found enlightening a new force of people and ideas to prosper.

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