‘A Tale of Two Cities’(Charles Dickens)

Whom would you decide on for the hero of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’(Charles Dickens). Sydney Carton’s actions leading up to his death reveal his eveloution from a pitiful drunk into the story’s tragic hero, all for Lucies’ love. Sydney does not reveal his and Darnay’s likenesses just to help Darnay, he stops drinking for Lucie showing that he has morals, he helps Lucie’s family to be complete once again at his own costs.
To begin Cartons’ journey to become the novels’ tragic hero, during the trial of Darnay being a spy Carton helps Darnay win the case so he could look good in front of Lucie. Many people would argue that Carton reveals his similarities to Darnay to win Darnay his freedom. I believe that he did this to win the case and look good to Lucie.

Secondly, later on in the novel Carton sees his true potiential in Darnay. Realizing this he takes the next step to becoming the novels tragic hero all for Luicie’s love. The first quote shows him as the pitiful drunk that he was and how he felt about it. "I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me." (81). He truley believes that no one cares for him and at this point in the book i think that no one actually cares for him because he cares for no one else. My next quote shows him as a drunk again. “Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.” (82) This statement shows that Sydney was not capable of his own happiness as a drunk. This next quote shows the possibilities of him giving up drinking for Lucie...
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