A Tale of Two Cities

rebellion against government

should this book be considered a valid testimony about rebellions against the government?


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Rebellion against the government is manifested as rebellion against the monarchy in this book. The masses of poor people were rebelling against the wanton extravagance of the monarchy and upper class. This theme is inevitable in a novel concerning the French Revolution. Dickens chooses a side, ultimately showing opposition to the Revolution due to the ruthless and uncontrolled force of its aroused mobs. Even so, the story of the Marquis's rape of the peasant along with other details of aristocratic mistreatment of the lower classes provide some justification for the goals of the French mob. In the end, he portrays the mob as having moved beyond the pale to a degree beyond what happened in England; the French mob acts with such force that it resembles a natural element like fire or water.