A Tale of Two Cities
The story surely is another of Dickens’ masterpiece. The story is given life by the powerful voice of Paul Adams who has no doubt done justice with the characters and the way they talk is quite accurate according to their character and mental conditions. The story like many others of Charles Dickens masterpiece works on two different levels i.e. personal and social at the same time. The story has beautifully described the catastrophic French revolution that ended after gaining nothing at all.
The story is about a man who gets arrested and comes back to his daughter after a long time of imprisonment. The main character is Sydney Carton who emerges as a true hero in the end of the story and becomes a Christ-like figure in front of us, who sacrifices his life to protect other and who bears the punishment for the ill doings that he never committed just to save the family of his beloved Lucie Manette and her husband Charles Darnay.
Both the characters who are lovers of Lucie have an almost identical face but possess a different nature or a different approach towards love. The transformation of characters is a must when we are reading or listening to Dickens’ work. In the novel, we see not only the transformation of a new Paris after the French revolution but also the transformation of a new man in Sydney Carton who possesses a vision and finally finds the true meaning of life that is hidden in sacrifice alone. The life of Lucie and Charles Darnay also change to a peaceful pleasant one after the resurrection of the hero.
The story also portrays a detailed picture of the two cities (London and Paris) in the days of the French revolution and the difficulties which its citizens had to face in those days also the injustice in the society. For more similar stories and events, listeners love to listen to Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor], and Nicholas Nickleby.