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8. Theme 1: Resurrection

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens, 1859
Famous for: A bloody cask of wine, dozens of rolling heads, and TWO of just about everything important.

themes_card_320For all the violence, melodrama, and larger-than-life characters in A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens’s main theme is surprisingly sacred. That’s right: Even as heads rolled in his story, Dickens was still writing about the possibility of resurrection.

 

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