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In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles
Dickens, lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in
England on February 7, 1812 near the south coast. His family moved to
London when he was ten years old and quickly went into debt. To help
support himself, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse when he
was twelve. His father was soon imprisoned for debt and shortly
thereafter the rest of the family split apart. Charles continued to
work at the blacking warehouse even after his father inherited some
money and got out of prison. When he was thirteen, Dickens went back
to school for two years. He later learned shorthand and became a
freelance court reporter. He started out as a journalist at the
age of twenty and later wrote his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He
went on to write many other novels, including Tale of Two Cities in
Tale of Two Cities takes place in France and England during the
troubled times of the French Revolution. There are travels by the
characters between the countries, but most of the action takes place
in Paris, France. The wineshop in Paris is the hot spot for the French
revolutionists, mostly because the wineshop owner, Ernest Defarge, and
his wife, Madame Defarge, are key leaders and officials of the
revolution. Action in the book is scattered out in many places; such
as the Bastille, Tellson's Bank, the home of the Manettes, and
largely, the streets of Paris. These places help to introduce many
characters into the plot.
One of the main characters, Madame Therese Defarge, is a major
antagonist who seeks revenge, being a key revolutionist. She is very
stubborn and unforgiving in her cunning scheme of revenge on the
Evermonde family. Throughout...
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