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Recalled to life, they are three simple words with a complex meaning. In the classic novel "A Tale of Two Cities", the aforementioned phrase is used several times. Once, it is used as a message and on another occasion it appears in a character's dream. But what does this peculiar combination of words truly mean. To discover the answer to that question, three characters from the book can be offered. Mr. Lorry, Dr. Manette, and Charles Darnay are all recalled to life in their own way. The first character, Mr. Lorry, was recalled to the real world and the excitement and emotion it holds. Until his mission to free the imprisoned Dr. Manette, Lorry simply operated as an employee of Telson's bank. After interacting with the family though, he began to form a connection to the Manettes. Freeing the father from captivity transformed into a lasting relationship …show more content…
While originally from a well off family, Darnay moved from France to England to pursue a career as a teacher. In fact, he forsook his family entirely (Darnay was not his given name). Believing that he could escape the family tradition of cruelty to the poor, Darnay never even mentioned his heritage, even marrying without enlightening his spouse. Unfortunately the past often does not stay buried. During the French Revolution, he received a letter containing a plea for help and calling him to Paris. Once there he faced the revelations of his true bloodline and would have been executed if not for the clever intervention of Sidney Carton. Darnay was recalled back from the hazy dream he had placed himself in and awakened in reality. Each of these men was recalled to life, but each in their own way. Lorry was awakened to a new life, Manette recalled back to the real world, and Darnay forced to face his past. Every one of these men played an important role in the story and each was recalled to life. However, no one is recalled to life the exact same

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