And by giving Darnay back to the loving arms of Manette and Lucie, he opens the door to a long, beautiful life for them all, and the generation to come.
Despite the life of waste he once lived, he gains something eternal by his sacrifice. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* "Sing as if no one is listening; Dance like no one is watching; Live as if you will die tomorrow; Love like it will never hurt." -Old Irish Saying Yes, it's hard...
Charles Darnay also is influenced, to the point of asking Lucie to marry him—and bring new life into the world.
Lucie accepts, and thus forms a family tie that will prove essential when Darnay becomes imprisoned in later years.
Carton himself believes he will never rise to a new life.
Yet, through his willingness to face death, he raises himself to something greater.Imprisoned unjustly, his intellect—and all that was sane in his brilliant mind—dies.Enter Lucie Manette, his daughter, glowing with life and youth.Dickens focuses on both the French Revolution and the trails and tribulations of the individual characters in his story.He draws parallels between the successes and failures of his characters and the historical occurrences taking place in wider society due to the Revolution.Also essential for Darnay's rescue is the wit of Sydney Carton; who, through saving him from imprisonment, has once before brought Darnay a resurrection.Carton's growing heroism—and love for Lucie—spurs him on to again rescue Darnay from inevitable death, to bring him back to a beautiful new life of safety in England.In the novel, Dickens illustrates his sympathies with some of the aims of the French Revolution. He also illustrates the excesses of the violent struggle by the revolutionaries, for example, Darnay’s death sentence. London is stable but it is also corrupt and has divisions along the lines of class.There is noted use of metaphors by Dickens in the novel. Paris has nothing but ideals and the Revolution with all its grit and violence. For instance Lucie represents good while Madame Lafarge represents evil.Book I of A Tale of Two Cities is centered mostly on the rescue of Alexandre Manette from the horrid French prison, the Bastille; thus, it is titled “Recalled to Life”.Alexandre Manette once had a full life; one of peace and contentment.