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Tale of two cities

            In the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens writes about the French revolution and the conflict between two groups. These two groups of people are the aristocrats and the peasants. The author has strong remarks and sympathies with both, but in some minds there is a question on which group he favors more throughout the story. This question is easily answered through analyzing key events and main events about which Dickens writes. He favors one side more then the other, the peasants from the Aristocrats. Although he favors the peasants more, he does still sympathize with the aristocrats on occasions.
             The question is not are the aristocrat's actions good but, were some of the peasants and their actions just and right? Madame Defarge is a good example of a peasant in the story that was not just and right in her actions. Her being the leader and the workhorse of the revolution her evil image gave the peasants a bad reputation and a false representation late in the story when some injustices were done by the peasants. Madame Defarge herself committed some horrible deeds, planning to kill little Lucie, backstabbing Dr. Manette and using his own paper against his wishes in court, and also for executing any dastardly deed to exterminate the Evermond family.
             Another good example of the peasants being unjust would be during the trials of aristocrats and the juror's quick decisions for death. These people were letting their hatred distract them and propel them to make people lives so insignificant. These peasants were being very hypocritical when making these aristocrats lives so unimportant. An example of this is when they sentenced the seamstress to death because she was a mere servant for an aristocratic lord. She was without a doubt innocent of crimes against the French people and she is a prime example of the peasants doing evil and unjust things.
             Dickens not by any means just classifies the peasants as doing bad things but writes about many situations, and portrays many aristocratic characters, doing monstrous things.

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