A Tale of Two Cities characters

Sydney Carton

A good-looking twenty-five-years old man, one of the main characters of Charles Dicken’s writing. Although Sydney was orphaned, he was one of the smartest children in high school. Being a young adult, the main character he worked for Mr. Stryver that was not the brightest bulb in the...

Charles Darnay

A young gentleman from France that took a serious decision to move to London. The reason for such impulsive decision was the behavior of his family members that belong to the solid middle class known as the aristocrats. Being well-mannered and polite, Darnay did not understand the way of life of...

Lucie Manette

She is a blue-eyed and golden-haired young lady that has perfect fellowship with her father, Dr. Alexandre Manette. She is not only pretty and kind but also extremely wise beyond the years. Lucie attracts the attention of all the men that surround her. Although Lucie has a soft spot for Sydney...

Doctor Manette

A magnificent physician that finally found his daughter years later. The novel begins with his release from prison that remains a great mystery for the readers. When Dr. Manette met his daughter, he declared himself as kind and loving father who devoted his life to Lucie. All the darkness that he...

Madame Defarge

This lady is one of the greatest villains introduced by the author in the novel. The only thing that can be regarded as the distinguishing feature of this character is her desire to have revenge upon Marquis Evremonde for the sexual assault of her sister. This tragedy reflected on the whole her...

Ernest Defarge

Ernest is a revolutionary leader that has some scruples. Being in awe of cruelty demonstrated by the aristocrats, he is often engaged in different subversive activities. However, his wife, Madame Defarge, does not believe in his power and strength. Such his attitude to the aristocrats' roots...

Jarvis Lorry

This character is the employee of Tellson’s Bank that is passionate about his work. Being the sworn bachelor, Lorry takes significant efforts to develop his business. After the imprisonment of Dr. Manette, he makes his daughter Lucie in the attempt to hold her harmless. Lorry’s...

Miss Pross

This lady is a red-haired and light-hearted friend of Lucie Manette. While Dr. Manette was imprisoned, she became the intimate friend of Lucie supporting her. Despite the revolutionary attitudes existing in the society, Miss Pross is devoted to King George The Third. Due to her pride of the nation...

The Marquise St. Evremonde

He is well-dressed and ill-mannered sixty-years-old man. This character is another villain presented by Dickens in his novel. Being the representative of the French aristocracy, he is arrogant, roughness, and cruel. In the course of the book, the author describes some moments that demonstrate...

Jerry Cruncher

This character is a perfect match for the Paris of that times, especially for the Tellson’s Bank. He is gruff, short-tempered, and very superstitious. What is the most important – he was very stupid, or better to say uneducated. His family was from very poor ones, that is why they...

Mrs. Cruncher

Mrs. Cruncher is a typical representative of a very religious people. She prays every time she can and even while working she is doing it in her head. What we can say for sure, is that she is a kind woman, loyal, but not very smart. She isn’t an important hero that is why it will be hard to...

Young Jerry

This cute little boy is the son of Jerry Cruncher and Mrs. Cruncher. As well as about his parent we don’t know a lot. But he is an important part of a plot. This boy was growing up as a happy kid, with his dreams and desires. He likes his mom and dad and is always happy to help them. One day...

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