A Tale of Two Cities Analysis

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A Tale, of A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens was one of the greatest authors of his time, and his work is still enjoyed today. A Tale of Two Cities is the book I chose to read, and with well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. Charles Dickens wrote this book, to help portray how horrible the feudal system was and the laws by which the king let his people live. Dickens wrote this story during the era of the American Revolution as well as the French Revolution, taking more towards the American Revolution seeing that it only has a year into the French Revolution. Dickens does have a bias in A Tale of Two Cities, to be more precise he had an insular and unhistorical bias. To sum that up Charles Dickens had a pro-British view of the events and he didn't let historical facts get in the way of his story or his political point. At the same time I believe that A Tale of Two Cities is a work of fiction based on general information. The American Revolution is going on while the story takes place even though it is not set in America. Also the French Revolution is a key historical asset in A Tale of Two Cities. The years that Dickens placed this novel were 1775 to 1789. The American Revolution started in 1774-1781 placing the French Revolution in 1789 lasting to 1799, making my research for a bias and the reason for writing this book very difficult. Now knowing Dickens has a bias in writing A Tale of Two Cities, showing he favored the British while this was taking place. Not agreeing with the French siding with a new America. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” Pg.8 November of 1775 a mail coach is on its way from London to Dover. When a dubious messenger appears and asks to speak to Jarvis Lorry, giving Lorry the
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