When harmful experiences occur in life, the most common injury sustained is emotional trauma. Emotional trauma affects nearly everyone in society and never truly goes away. It leaves lasting mental scars on people and will continue to affect them throughout their lives. In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens asserts that it is impossible to recover from emotional trauma. It is impossible to recover from emotional trauma because Mme. Manette dies from grief due to the unfair imprisonment of her beloved husband, Jarvis Lorry refuses to be associated with anyone at risk of persecution due to the sudden imprisonment of his admirable boss, and Dr. Manette suffers from psychotic episodes due to his extensive imprisonment in isolation.
Often people think that hope can only be found internally, that hope is evident within themselves and not those around them. When hope is not found in oneself, people begin to feel drained of energy as if there were no hope at all in the world. Although, in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, hope only comes through inspiration from another person. Hope can be found within another person; Lucie Manette is the main figure of this element. Lucie is the link to her hopeful father daughter relationship with Dr.Manette, supporting and helping her father through his days. Charles Darnay found a sense of light in his life from Lucie’s presence ever since he first laid eyes on her. Jarvais Lorry came to the idea that he is capable of establishing a life with relationships due to the energy Lucie gives off to those surrounding her, including Jarvais Lorry.
Throughout an individual's lifetime, one will experience hardship or dark times. During these dark moments, individuals must hold on to the infinite hope that there will be a light that shines, guiding the way. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens demonstrates that Lucie Manette is the light shining through many individuals’ darkest of times.
Infinite hope can in fact be a person, whose strength and wisdom can help be the guidance one needs to propel them through these times. Lucie Manette is the light that shines through Dr. Manette`s hardship during his eighteen years of imprisonment, Charles Darnay’s trial for treason, and Sydney Carton’s uphill battle with alcoholism.
No one’s life is perfect. Everyone has something about themselves or their situation that they would be better off changing. For most people it is only through an outside source that they are able to achieve this change. In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Lucie Manette is the outside source needed by Dr. Manette. Lucie Manette helps Dr. Manette by getting him to leave the attic, has him participating in society and changes the way he would have spent the rest of his life.
People thrive through human interaction. With little of no human interaction, a person can fall into a trance of depression or denial. This can lead the person into living a numb life, where they cannot feel or comprehend everyday interactions. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, Lucie Manette is the path for Doctor Manette's rebirth into life. Lucie Manette helps Doctor Manette in such a way that she reminds him of the good times before his isolation, she gives him hope for a new home, and she provides a comfort for Doctor Manette that revives him from his darkened days, to the present day.
All humans face challenging obstacles in their life. Some obstacles are more challenging that others, and can truly transform into one's greatest hamartia. These challenges can place a very negative energy in one's heart. However, in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, it is shown that love can overcome any obstacle. Love can overcome obstacles because love helps heal the the sick, give compassion to the lonely, and create an overall enlightenment that can overcome all the negative energy.
Hope is what prevents one from giving up in their darkest hour. It gives one the strength to face their problems head on and to come out on top. However, without hope one will be consumed by darkness and will succumb to despair. In Charles Dicken's A Tale Of Two Cities, hope gives everyone the will to attempt the impossible. Jarvis Lorry's hope for causes him to help Lucie Manette reunite with her father. Lucie Manette's hope leads to her father returning to a normal state of mind. Finally the hope of the third causes the french revolution.
Even in the most difficult hardships, hope can be found if one can see the end of their misery. Hope is the strongest defense that can be used to overcome any obstacle in life. Hope can be found anywhere if one is willing to seek it. Similarly in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens love is the fuel that ignites hope, which overcomes darkness. This can be portrayed through Lucie Manette comforting her father when they first meet, Lucie helping her father overcome his past and Lucie’s caring nature towards her father.
All people undergo rough times in their lives. Times that they feel emotionally dead. However, these people can be emotionally and mentally resurrected. In Charles Dickens’ book A Tale of Two Cities, many characters are both emotionally and mentally resurrected. This can be seen by Dr. Manette recovering from being locked up for many years, Charles Darney being found non-guilty for treason, and Sydney Carton confessing his love for Lucie Manette.
Getting help from someone is a great way to help resolve one’s problems. It is unknown that helping others with their struggles is an excellent way to solve one’s own conflicts. In Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, it is only through helping others that one can recover from their own problems. This is demonstrated by Dr.Manette recovering from his emotional trauma, Sydney Carton stopping his self-induced oppression and Mr.Crucher realising his has to be a better husband and father.
Many people suffer from oppression. It is a cause of conflict throughout the world. In A Tale Of Two Cities oppression leads to hatred. Gaspard demonstrates this effect when he kills Monsieur the Marquis, his oppressor. Madame Defarge was also a victim of oppression who expressed her resulting hatred during the storming of the Bastille. Finally, this effect can be seen in the hatred of the third estate towards the first and second.
Misfortune happens to everyone at some point. As long as there is love in someone's life, the negative aspects will not seem so bad. Love can change an awful situation into something better. It is made clear in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, that love is the greatest healing force. For example Dr. Manette was pulled from his dazed state of mind, Dr. Manette also found refuge with an old servant who showed him compassion, and Mr. Lorry found happiness in Lucie and her father's friendship.
Humans are social beings that all require relationships and social interactions with others. It is the support of family and friends that is essential to one's wellbeing and that prevents them from slipping into isolation. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, healthy relationships are what provides one with hope. The influence of relationships on one's sense of hope can be seen in the father-daughter bond between Lucy and Dr. Manette, in the dynamics between the Manettes and Mr. Jarvis Lorry, and finally, in Mr. Carton's lack of relationships.
Love comes in many different shapes and forms. Everyone finds different forms of love because love is a way of solace. In Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, love helps people conquer misery. This is shown through the relationship between Lucie and Doctor Manette, also how their relationship envokes happiness into Jarvis Lorry and the reasoning for the Revolution.
Love is what blinds people together and assists in overcoming darkness. Love will always be beneficial no matter the circumstances. In Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, it is love that will ultimately overpower misanthropic people. Sydney Carton has not realized it yet, but he is in love with Lucie Manette. Miss Manette and Charles Darnay love each other. The third estate has to overcome all of the darkness caused by the second estate, and it is love that will conquer this.
A guardian and caregiver is someone who takes care of children when their parents are away. They will be remembered by the children for teaching them and helping them. A proper guardian will be like a friend to each child they encounter. However in Charles Dickens "A Tale Of Two Cities" Mr Lorry is not a proper guardian for Lucy Monette. Mr Lorry is a bad guardian because when Lucy has emotional problems he speaks of business,Mr Lorry lies to Lucy about her past ,and the said they had never met before but they had.
In times of difficulty, people rely on hope to allow them to persevere. Hope comes in many different forms that vary from person to person. Different people will draw hope from different things. However, in Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" (pretend it is italicized), Lucie Manette is the source of hope for many different characters. These characters are Dr Manette, Ms Pross, and Sydney Carton.
The ignorance of oneself can lead to many consequences and conflicts in the future. This also causes misunderstanding, and other circumstances which were not intended. However in “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, the ignorance of Charles Darnay brings forth many problems in the future, especially when the journey back to Paris leads him to being imprisoned. Ignorance can also be displayed through Lucy’s ignorance of her father, and Defarge not knowing about the Evermonde’s effect on his wifes family.
In order for someone to achieve total happiness in life, some sacrifices need to occur. Sacrifices need to be made in order for one to fulfill their longings. In "A Tale of Two Cities", written by Charles Dickens, there are several instances where sacrifices are made to achieve something better. Sydney Carton sacrifices his life for Charles Darnay, the French people sacrifice their lives to end the brutality in their country, and Dr Manette sacrifices his freedom for his integrity.
Life is filled with ups and downs but in the end love will always overcome any darkness that dare stands in it's way. In " A Tale of Two Cities", written by Charles Dickens, there are several moments where the power of love defeats the darkness. Lucie lets her love defeat the darkness of the situation of her husband being sent to the guillotine. In result , the love and hope that she had of him being saved was fulfilled by Sydney Carton and the darkness was overcome.
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