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Sacrifice is the Key
English Lit H
In every piece of literature, there is always an element that causes the plot to progress and roll on. It may be the heroic epic, a dynamic change in character, or the battle of good versus evil. However, in Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities, the key element is the way characters sacrifice their time and even their lives. Sacrifice by the major character Sydney Carlton allowed the plot to exist and run in the novel.
As the novel opened in the first book, a court case emerges and a trial is being held. It is in this case that the plot unfolds with the entrance of the primary characters. The defendant's name, which is also a primary character, is Charles Darnay. Most of the conflicts throughout the novel evolve around Darnay and it is for this reason that he must be freed and proven innocent. However, his lawyer named Stryver is doing a horrible job and it seems likely that he is going to lose. It is here when Sydney Carlton comes in to help the case. He argues that he can also be the culprit because he resembles the defendant. This overrules the prosecution's argument of identifying Darnay as the supposed spy. If it were not for the sacrifice time and effort placed in by Carlton, then Darnay would have been jailed, thus killing the plot. Carlton's sacrifice to help allows the story to continue.
The plot does not revolve around Darnay. It also revolves around Carlton's personality and how he changes as a ...
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