Charles Darnay: “This property and France are lost to me. I renounce them.’ (to his uncle the Marquis. Charles is disgusted with the way his family has carried on and refuses to continu in the same course. ) bk 2 ch 9 Dr. Manette: “I have a charmed life in this city. I have been a Bastille prisoner.’ bk 3 ch 2 (to Mr.
Lorry on the day of the prison massacres, to reassure him that it is safe for him to deal with the mob. ) Sydney Carton: “I care for no man on earth, and no man cares for me.’ (to Darnay after his treason trial. Carton avoids close personal relationships and puts Darnay off with his remarks. ) bk 2 ch “As to me – will you never understand that I am incorrigible?’ (to Stryper, letting him know he will never change.
) bk 2 ch 1 “I have no business to be, that I know of.’ (He has so little self-esteem that he sees no reason why he should even exist. ) bk 2 ch 11 “Mr. Darnay, I wish we might be friends.’ …’ Indeed when I say I wish we might be friends, I scarcelmean quite that, either.’ … .’ that I might be regarded as as an useless and unornamental piece o furniture, tolerated for its old service, and taken no notice of. Carton asks Darnay that they might be friends, but is reluctant to get too close. ) bk 2 ch 2″At any rate, you know me as a dissolute dog who has never done any good, and never will.’ (to Darnay, saying in so many words that he (Carton), will never be any better. ) bk 2 ch 2 “… think now and then that there is a man, who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.’ (His promise to Lucie.
... their Soho lodgings, attracting suitors (Charles Darnay, Stryver, Sydney Carton) and brightening the life of family friend Jarvis Lorry. Home is Lucie's chosen territory, ... the dead. (Victorian grave robbers were in fact nicknamed "resurrection men." ) One of the plot's biggest surprises hinges on Cruncher's failed ...
This is the first time he reveals his true feelings to anyone. ) bk 2 ch 1″If you could say, with truth, to your own solitary heart tonight, ‘ I have secured to myself the love an attachment, the gratitude or respect, of no human creature; I have won myself a tender place i no regard; I have done nothing good or serviceable to be remembered by!’ your seventy-eight year would be seventy-eight heavy curses; would they not?’ (to Mr. Lorry. This is the only other time he reveals his innermost feelings to another, and it explains a great dea about why he is the way he is. ) bk 3 ch “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to tha I have ever known.’ (For the first time, Carton feels that he has done something worthwhile, and feels he will gain with his deat that which he could not find in life. ) bk 3 ch 15 CARTON AND DR.
MANETTE: Both had dark secrets that made life sometimes difficult. Dr. Manette’s long imprisonment caused him to lose his reason, and even after he recovered, times of great stress would cause him to relapse. The real reason for his imprisonment is not revealed until Darnay’s second trial in Paris. Carton is in a figurative prison, from which he can find no escape, except in death. The reasons why he changed from a “youth of great promise’ to “a disappointed drudge’ are never revealed..