A Tale Of Two Cities: Dr. Alexandre Manette



Dr. Alexandre Manette the great survivor of the Bastille and father to
Lucie Manette. Dr.Manette is the most important character in the book.
Throughout the book he is the stories backbone. Few subplots ignore Manette.
Dr. Manette loves his daughter. She is the world to him, without her he
would still be a crazed old man. Dr. Manette's love for his daughter is clear
throughout the story he expresses his thought verbally. When his daughter Lucie
is married he tells her “Consider how natural and how plain it is, my dear, that
it should be so. You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I
have felt that your life should not be wasted.”1 Dr.Manette is a very caring ...

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Dr.Manette's past suffering in
the Bastille. The Doctors Bastille time is pure hell. Ever after being freed he
still mumbles crazy things such as “It is a lady's shoe. It is a young lady's
walking-shoe. It is in the present mode. I have had a pattern in my hand.”3
Outbursts such as that show that he is not nor may he ever heal his scars.
Though the book starts after his imprisonment, his Bastille time contains his
actions that effects the stories plot the most. The action that truly stands out
is his writing and hiding of the letter that later convicts Charles Darnay. The
exposure of the letter during the trail is in my opinion the most interesting
twist in A Tale Of Two Cities.
Dr.Manette has few contacts with the Defarges however in my opinion the
doctors main conflict is with them. In the Defarge's quest for vengeance against
the Evermondes they come upon apposing paths with the doctor. The Defarges want
Darnay dead. The doctor can not let Darnay die for he has become a large ...

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