write a diary entry as a you are the protagonist of the story A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


18 January 2022
9 pm

Dear Diary,
I am the story's main character. Upon being found guilty of treason against England at my first trial, I set off several of the key plotlines. I meet Lucie, Dr. Manette, and Sydney Carton as a result of my trial, which sets off the remaining story developments. More crucially, by returning to Paris to assist Gabelle, I spark a big controversy and put Lucie, Little Lucie, and Dr. Manette in risk. Carton's choice to give himself up is also influenced by my return to Paris. I influence other characters' behaviour because I act honourably but occasionally with hindsight. My main objective is to break away from my family's ties to the French nobility. As I said during my testimony at his Paris trial, "I had voluntarily relinquished a title that was distasteful to me to live by my own industry in England, rather than on the overburdened industry of the people of France." The relentless need for vengeance of Madame Defarge, however, prevents me from realising my purpose. I remained a sincere and well-intentioned character throughout the entire book, so I didn't alter all that much.

Charles Darnay  

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