Name Jesly Escalante Period 7
A Tale of Two Cities Theme Organizer
The following themes will be explored as we read this novel. Find evidence throughout the novel that supports each of
these ideas. Please respond in complete sentences. Use additional paper if necessary. (There are eight themes.)
1. Resurrection: At the beginning of the novel when Lucie is to bring back to life her dead father. It doesn't matter
how low you are, you can always bring your self back up. An individual does it matter how bad their life it can always be
achieved at any point in life. Dr. Manette is brought back to life with love. Love can bring one back to life when they are
found in guilt.
2. The evil within humanity: Charles Darnay didn't do anything to the people, but because of his ancestry he was condemned
to be killed.
3. Karma- The king and the queen are killed for starving the people of France. No matter how people are, the evil will
always corrupt them. What goes around comes around. Lucie is the light in this novel.
4. Death- The revolution does not obtain anything but destruction and harm. Death in the novel is an escape to find something
5. Alienation/Imprisonment: Dr. Manatte is in jail for many years and makes shoes for a living.
6. Self Sacrifice for love: When Carton dies so that Darnay can be together with Lucie, and that ways gains a purpose
to his life.
7. Revolution (Personal and Public) The revolution does not obtain anything but destruction and harm.
8. The Role of Women : (Madonna or Magdalenes) Madame Defarge is nothing and she becomes the monster by the way she acts.
She is MAgdalenes. She becomes more mandly and is looking to kill Lucie, lucies daughter and Darnay. Lucies is perfect and
the golden thread she is Madonna.