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Timeline of Important Events of "A Tale of Two Cities
Transcript of Timeline of Important Events of "A Tale of Two Cities
The second important event in the story is much later in the plot. It is when Lucie Manette, Doctor Manette's long lost daughter, falls in love and then marries Chareles Darnay, the nephew of Marquis St. Evremonde.
When Lucie and Darnay get married it is monumental for the whole family. Darnary also tell Doctor Manette at the same time that he is really and Evremonde. This drives the doctor back to his old ways of cobbling shoes when in a relapse.
This was very important because of the connection between Doctor Manette and the Evremondes.
First Important Actual Event in History
In "A Tale of Two Cities" there are so many events that occur that can relate to real life events. This story is categorized in the historical fiction part of writing.
There are five main events the happen in the story that are key to the plot of the story.
Then there are also five important real events that happened in history that relate to the plot and time period of "A Tale of Two Cities".
First important event of "A Tale of Two Cities"
The first important event that occurred in "A Tale of Two Cities" was in 1757 when Dr. Manette was thrown into the North Tower of the Bastille in France. He was sent there recently after trying to help a family with a medical problem. But Dr. Manette had no idea why he was being accused of something he didn't do nor did he even know. The Doctor only knows who put him in there, the St. Evremonde family.
After ten years the Doctor starts to go insane from being locked up for so long and causing a feeling of revenge to boil inside him that later will play a key part in the plot of the story.
Fourth important event of "A Tale of Two Cities"
The fouth important event in the story is that Darnay gets arrested for a third time, but this time is much more serious than the first two times. Before, Darnay had connections in the prison to get a away out without meeting the guillotine nut not this time because the people testifying against him are the Defarge's and the Doctor. They propose the arrangement for his death because he is an Evremonde and tha is who locked Doctor Manette up for those long miserable years.
Fifth important event of "A Tale of Two Cities"
Finally, the fifth most important event that is a main part of the plot is when Carton sacrifices his life.
Carton comes up with a completely insane plan to save Darnay in prison. He does this all for Lucie's happiness.
Carton sneeks into the prison, drugs Darnary, has John Barsad carry Darnay to the carriage where his family awaits, and they escape. All while Carton switches places with Darnay just to make Lucie happy and devote his true love by sacrificing his own life for Lucie.
Second important event of "A Tale of Two Cities"
American Revolution 1775-1783
4 Jul 1776
The American Revolution had officially began when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Even though fighting had begun in 1775. The French were inspired by this act and saw the possibility of success by declaring war against Britain, just like America did. And in 1783 the war ended.
Third important event of "A Tale of Two Cities"
The third most important event that occurred in the story's plot is the actually revolution of the peasants.
The peasant had finally had enough of the aristocracy and decide to attack. They are now under the control of the revengeful Defarges and look to them as the leaders of the revolution they all have been longing for. They also storm the Bastille and let out the prisoners, kill government officials, and kill for the fun of it with their blood thirsty souls telling them to keep killing.
Fifth Important Actual Event in History
The Execution of Louis XVI
21 Jan 1793
After six weeks of debate in the National Convention, with the Girondins wanting a reasonable punishment for the king, whereas the Jacobins wanting to execute him along with all the angry peasants. On January 21, 1793, the French government finally sent its former king to the guillotine to sentence his death.
Second Important Actual Event in History
Storming the Bastille
14 Jul 1789
Paris erupted on July 14, 1789. The Paris mob was determined to arm itself due to foreign troops in the running the streets of Paris. They first attacked the Invalides fortress from which they obtained 30,000 guns. They moved on to the Bastille, an old fortress prison which had been viewed as a symbol of the king's absolute authority for as long as he was king. The mob attacked the Bastille and released the seven prisoners inside. This was a huge uprising of rebellion in the war.
The Royal Family Flees
20 Jun 1791
Paris was still uneasy in the spring of 1791 which helped convince the queen, Marie Antoinette, that the family must flee. With the help of a loyal friend, Count Axel von Fersen, an escape was organized to get the family out of France. When they reached their destination, Varennes, they were recognized by National Guardsmen and were immediately escorted back to Paris through jeering, angry crowds.
Third Important Actual Event in History
Fourth Important Actual Event in History
11 Sep 1792
In the fall of 1792, insanity, uncertainty, and fear gripped the city. Rumors circulated that the 3000 prisoners held in Paris prisons were planning to stage an uprising against the government and take over. The spark that began what are called the "September Massacres". An angry mob led by Jean Paul Marat stormed the prisons and killed about 1600 prisoners.