A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities, have a few similarities and a few differences.
One forexample is the striking resemblance of the two gentlemen. In Book II chapter 4,Charles is on trial for treason, but is aquitted partly because of his likenessof Sydney. Another similarity is the great admiration of Lucie Manette. Charles,in Book II chapter 10, makes his intentions known by concenting with her fatherabout the subject. Sydney, in Book II chapter 13, on the other hand, tries anapproach much ahead of his time, and speaks with her alone, before talking withher father.
This display could be labeled as a difference, because of thedifferent procedures used. Another way that Sydney is different from Charles isthe intensity with which he tries to win Lucie’s heart. Sydney, even afterrealizing what her intentions are, is still willing to make the ultimatesacrifice for her, his own life.
Charles, in this book, expresses himself soemotionally, except in time of personal crisis. As we find out later, Sydneydoes make the ultimate sacrifice, giving his own life to save what meant themost to Lucie, the life of Charles (Book III chapter 15).English Essays