RESURECTION in A Tale of Two Cities
Grabber: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies,” John 11:25. Is it ambitious to compare oneself to Jesus? Not for a gallantly changed man in Charles Dickons’s A Tale of Two Cities. Such resurrection is apparent in several more of Dickons’s characters. Leading to thesis: A revolution arose in France in 1775, retorting to the unjust dominance of the French aristocracy. The tension brought by the revolution instigated thorough renewal in copious individuals. Thesis: These individuals’ faith, nature and behavior were drastically resurrected through a series of events or by the influence of characters A Tale of Two Cities. Example 1: Dr. Manette is recalled to life by Lucie
Example 2: Jerry Cruncher physically resurrecting bodies from the grave Example 3: Carton resurrects himself when he dies for Lucie
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Topic sentence: A keen resurrection is achieved through Lucie’s love for her father, Dr. Manette, when he is released from his 18 year sentence in the bastille and reunited with her. Quote: “No human intelligence could have read the mysteries of his mind, in the scared blank wonder of his face.” (page 50) Explanation: This quotation depicts the state that Dr. Manette was in when he returned from the Bastille and shows how unstable he was. Quote: “’You are happy, my dear father?’ ‘Quite my child.’” (page 185) Explanation: This quotation exemplifies how Dr. Manette is happy and satisfied after he is returned to a healthy mental state by the company of Lucie. Detail: Lucie’s love and care for her Father was a crucial feat to keep the plot moving in A Tale of Two Cities. Explanation: Dr. Manette was an inactive character before Lucie intervened into his life. Without Lucie restoring her father, the novel would have taken on a completely different story. Conclusion: The reoccurring theme of Resurrection is flawlessly exhibited through Lucie’s...