The final demonstration that shows people are only willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for people they truly love is shown through Sydney carton sacrificing himself for Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. For example, in Charles Dickens A Tale Of Two Cities it states that “I see the lives for which i lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which i shall see no more.” (Dickens 352) Sydney Carton see's the positive's of his own death from a somewhat omniscient perspective. This is significant because Sydney Carton is barely mourning his own death, and is focusing more on the positive's that will come from his sacrifice. This shows that when people love someone enough, they will be more likely to make sacrifices. People will only make the ultimate sacrifice for people they love.
The final demonstration of how love blindly leads to negative outcomes is shown through Mme. Defarge's love for the revolution and her family. For example, in the novel Dickens states that “Madame Defarge’s hands were at her bosom, Miss Pross looked up. saw what it was, struck at it, struck out a flash and a crash, and stood alone---blinded with smoke” (Dickens 345) Madame Defarge’s love for her sister and the revolution led to her ultimate downfall in her fight with Miss Pross. The love had led Mme. Defarge to believe that the death of innocent civilians would bring her closure over what had been occurring and that the revolution would be infallible. This is significant because love leads people to make poor decisions and only think about the loved one and not the consequences from society or what could occur to themselves. Love leads mankind towards blindness, war, arguments and immoral choices. Madame Defarge’s struggle with Miss Pross clearly demonstrates how love can lead to a negative outcome.
The final demonstration of a positive relationship with others causes a large amount of suffering. For example, when Sydney tells Lucie that "for you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. If my career were of that better kind that there was any opportunity or capacity of sacrifice in it, I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you" (Dickens 140). In this quote, it explains that even though Lucie and Carton have a positive relationship, he still suffers. The way he suffers is, that he will do anything for Miss Manette. This means he is willing to take his life so that Lucie can be rejoined with her husband. Then having his sacrifice, leads to Lucie's happiness and joy. This is significant because many people do not realize their suffering. Most people give of themselves completely and do not realize their pain. It also could lead to narcissistic behaviours, making the other person using them to their advantage instead of ending their pain or suffering. Just like when Lucie gave up her life to aid her father and recall him to life, they both experienced suffering within a positive relationship.
The final demonstration that self-sacrifice leads to the happiness of others is shown through Sydney Carton. For instance, the text states that Sydney "would give his life to keep a life [Lucie] loves beside [her]" (Dickens 141). This quote indicates that Sydney was willing to forfeit his life in order for Lucie to be with the one she loved. His agape love motivates him to do selfless actions for her and the ones she loves. This is significant because love is the driving force behind people's actions. It acts as an extrinsic motivator, which symbolizes the devotion that human beings have for each other. People are willing to sacrifice their own happiness and go to extreme lengths to ensure the well-being of their loved ones. This compassion leads Sydney to take Charles Darnay's place at the guillotine for Lucie.
The final demonstration that suffering is always the result of selfishness is shown through Darnay’s arrest. For example, Mme Defarge states that “those dead are my dead, and that summons to answer for those things descends to me” (Dickens 318). This quote demonstrates that Mme Defarge has Darnay arrested for extrinsic reasons pertaining solely to what benefits herself. This selfish act causes many people intolerable levels of existential angst including Lucie Manette, Doctor Manette, Mr. Lorry, and Charles Darnay. This is significant because it demonstrates humankind’s tendency to act for selfish reasons and how these actions have a negative influence on the surrounding people. Suffering is inevitable in life, but when human beings act selfishly, this drastically increases the amount of pain and misanthropy in the world. Similar to how the first and second estates’ selfishness causes the third estate pain, Mme Defarge’s selfishness causes pain to the Manette family and their friends.
The final example of how, love ultimately leads to the characters’ suffering is shown through Miss Pross’ confrontation with Mme.Defarge. In A Tale Of Two Cities it states during Miss Pross and Mme Defarge’s fight “Miss Pross, with vigorous tenacity of love, always much stronger than hate”(Dickens 345). This quote shows how Miss Pross’ love for Manettes is the force that drove Miss Pross to risk her life to ensure that madame Defarge would not know of their plan of leaving the city. People will act foolishly and neglect their own well being, and ignore any repercussions that may fall upon them when acting to protect a loved one. Due to Miss Pross’ act of love, she will now have to suffer with the guilt of killing, and the inability of ever hear again.
The final way that sacrifice is necessary for happiness is shown when Sydney Carton is willingly executed in place of Charles Darnay. For example, in the novel it states that “I see the lines for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which I shall see no more” (Dickens 352). This quote shows that Sydney Carton was intrinsically motivated to serve a greater purpose than his own life. The agape love that he has for Lucie caused him to desire her happiness more than his own so when the opportunity arose for him to make her happy by helping her husband, he did this for her. This is significant because in modern day society, humans are less concerned with the respect and honour of themselves and their family so they do not often make sacrifices for the greater good. There is a growing sense of entitlement and narcissism that often prevent people from accomplishing their true destiny. If Sydney Carton had not sacrificed himself for the greater good, he would never have found the true happiness of fulfilling his destiny.
The final reason that love leads to suffering is shown through Sydney Carton’s devotion to Lucie Manette. For example in A Tale of Two Cities it states that “I would embrace any sacrifice for you and those dear to you” (Dickens 140). Although Lucie did not reciprocate the love Sydney feels for her, Carton still expresses his care for Lucie. It was not until Sydney Carton switched places with Charles Darnay in prison that Carton proves himself true to his words of sacrifice. The ultimate sacrifices are made out of love. When people are pushed by love, they put the needs of others before their own, leading them to suffer for the other’s happiness. In any relationship, the pendulum of happiness and pain is always swung to one side more than the other. Sydney Carton allowed himself to be sacrificed in order to maintain Lucie’s happiness with her loved ones.
The final example which shows that sacrifices must be made in a relationship in order to allow another person to be happy is shown through Sydney Carton’s sacrifice of his life in order to keep Lucie and her family happy. For example, in Carton’s conversation with a young female prisoner, she says “are you dying for him?” (Dickens 332), and Carton replies “and his wife and child” (Dickens 332). This quote demonstrates Carton infallible decision to die in order for Lucie and her family to be happy. The sacrifice of a life is the greatest sacrifice one can make and it is not something which most people would do. There is no greater sacrifice for a person than their own life, so when people sacrifice their lives for another person, it can dramatically change a situation. Great sacrifices such as a life is required in desperate situations where there is no better alternative which is the case for Sydney Carton.
The final demonstration that one must suffer in order for others to be happy is shown through Sydney Carton dying for Charles Darnay. For example, when a prisoner notices that Sydney Carton is on death row in place of Charles Darnay, Dickens states that Carton “touched his lips. ‘Are you dying for him?’ She whispered. ‘And his wife and child. Hush! Yes!’” (Dickens 332). Carton explains that he is dying in place of Charles Darnay in order to keep Lucie and her family happy. If Carton does not suffer by giving up his own life, then Lucie and little Lucie would not be happy because they lose Charles Darnay who is an important part of their life. Many people do not realize that their actions cause pain or suffering for another. For example, many relationships involve and imbalance of powers that makes one party happy while the other struggles and suffer in order to continue the relationship. The suffering party often does this for intrinsic reasons. Perhaps because they care so much for the other party that they want them to be happy, even while they themselves suffer.
The final way self sacrifice benefits others is shown through Miss. Pross killing Madame Defarge so Lucie and her family could escape. Miss Pross allows Lucy to escape by fighting with Madame Defarge, and “her vigorous tenacity of love, always much stronger than hate, clasped her tight, even lifted her from the floor in the struggle they had” (Dickens 345). This quote demonstrates how Miss Pross sacrifices her inner morals by killing a human being so that it could benefit those she loves. This also shows her devotion to keep the ones she loves safe from harm. By losing her hearing, she exhibits true selflessness because she is willing to do whatever it takes for Lucy and her family to be able to escape. This is significant because its in one's human nature to feel compassion and devoted to those we hold most dear. Sacrifice comes naturally to human beings because one wants the best for the ones we love no matter what. Similarly, Miss Pross exemplifies benevolence and great fortitude for her loved ones.
The final demonstration that in order for good to triumph over evil, one must make a sacrifice is shown through Sydney Carton’s sacrifice for his love for Lucie Manette. For example, in the text it states, “if you remember...the words that passed between us, long ago, you will readily comprehend this when you see it...I am thankful that the time has come, when I can prove them. That I do so is no subject for regret or grief” (Dickens 328). In this quote, Sydney Carton demonstrates catharsis by showing Lucie his love and compassion to make certain that she is safe and happy. At this time, he shows his heroic attributes by switching places with his doppelganger, Charles Darnay. Sydney take Charles’ place in prison, who is soon to be put to death, in order for Charles to be set free and for Lucie to be relieved with happiness. Sydney Carton demonstrates that his intrinsic actions can become more powerful than the french people, but in order to achieve this, he had to sacrifice his own life. This is significant because in society today, all negative actions and thoughts are overpowered by the considerate actions, both in media and in everyday life. People are marginalized for any disparity, and therefore, in order for one to make themselves well known or liked, they must sacrifice a part of themselves, or someone else. Although, Charles Darnay did not perform his sacrifice for the appreciation and popularity, he still had to sacrifice his own life, in order to make another happy and triumph over hatred.
The final example of how hope is a form of ignorance is when Charles Darnay allows the hope of rescuing Gabelle, by calming the revolution, lead him blindly to his inevitable death in France. For example, when Charles Darnay decides to go to Paris it states, "Then, that glorious vision of doing good, which is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds, arose before him, and he even saw himself in the illusion with some influence to guide this raging Revolution that was running so fearfully wild" (Dickens 224). This shows that Charles' hope is only allowing him to see the outcome that he wants, and not the reality in which he will be executed as a member of the Marquis family. This shows that Charles Darnay's hope is a fallacy.This is significant because people are often deceived by their hope. People allow themselves to be drawn out of safety by hope and then are punished by reality just like Charles Darnay was draw from safety in England and was hit by what he could not see coming.
The final demonstration of the third estate developing animalistic tendencies by trying to unwind the enigma of their existentialism is when the third estate is displaying heads of the fifty-two condemned. For example, it states "crash-a head is held up, and the knitting-women who scarcely lifted their eyes to look at it a moment ago when it could think and speak, count one" (Dickens 349). In this quote, it shows the animalistic tendencies to kill the ones that are defenceless. This is significant because it symbolizes the darkness of ones deteriorated super ego. They have allowed their oppression to manifest into their Id; with the imbalance of their Id and superego their morality will shift resulting in macabre events.
The final demonstration in which humans require surmountable obstacles in order to achieve unconditional happiness is seen through Doctor Manette. For example, in the novel it states that "for the first time the Doctor felt, now, that his suffering was strength and power" (Dickens 253).This quote explains how Doctor Manette has experienced an overwhelming catharsis as he surpasses the macabre scenes from the prison. Humans require the feeling of stress and difficulty in order to experience relief. When one forgives the terrors of their past, they can unroot the fundamental path to a sense of strength and power. This occurs because one can see that anything is surmountable and will lead them to happiness.
The final example that resurrection comes only to those who are in need is shown through Sydney Carton when he is resurrected. In the novel, Sydney Carton states “‘I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me”’ (Dickens 76). This quote illustrates that Carton is a lost and miserable man at this point with no hope. He is acting misanthropic therefore demonstrating that he requires resurrection. Later in the novel, Carton ends up sacrificing himself to save Charles Darnay for Lucie. This is significant because any human who is suffering and has feelings of angst deserves to be resurrected. Any person in the world who is less fortunate than others warrants the help of others. This demonstrates that it is in the human condition to aid those around them and to make sure that resurrection befalls to those who are in drastic need, no matter the case. It symbolizes humanities drive to resurrect others in order for everybody to be equal. Therefore, resurrection comes to those in need, demonstrated by Sydney Carton.
The final reason that one must suffer in order for another to be happy, this is shown when Sydney Carton is killed for Charles Darnay to be happy and with his family. For example, in the text it states "are you dying for him ... and his child"(Dickens 345). Sydney Carton changed into Darnay's clothes to take his place because he promised that he would protect her love and he did. People are usually willing to do anything for the people they love, no matter what the cost. Heroism is hard to find in people but it found rarely within some people. The need of some people to make others happy is a fatal flaw. Such as Sydney Carton dying for Charles Darnay
The final reason surpassing challenges leads to eternal happiness is shown through Charles Darnay when he switches clothes with Sydney Carton and escapes to go live with his family. For example, it states in the novel that "carton! Dear Carton! It is madness. It cannot be accomplished, it never can be done, it has been attempted, and has always failed. I implore you not to add your death to the bitterness of mine.” This quote shows how Charles Darnay is accepting of his doomed fate and wishes to save his friend, but after overcoming the obstacle, is grateful and relieved for what just took place. This is significant because the fact that all success stories demonstrate triumph over adversity by overcoming the struggles of life, shows that the condition of humankind must surpass various obstacles in order to attain the joy that is longed for.
The final reason that one must drink to become a stronger craftsman at their profession is shown through Sydney Carton and his ability to analyze cases for Mr. Stryver. For example, Charles Dickens states that “ [Sydney Carton] restored to his pint of wine for consolation” (Dickens 77). This quote demonstrates that Carton's exertion requires him to over-use alcohol in order to experience catharsis. This is significant because when the weight of stress and introspection builds up on ones shoulders, it results in the purging of the mental state. Many believe that substances can erase their superego so that the strain on themselves is less painful. However, without the superego, unconscious decisions will be made by the id. Sydney Carton's addiction plays a positive factor in his life; his insensible understanding allows him to succeed in his work.
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