charles darnay and the revolutionary identity

charles darnay and the revolutionary identity - Dyer 1 Alex...

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Dyer 1 Alex Dyer Mrs. Coley English 12 11 March 2007 Criticism Summary Dickens’ pantomime was unique compared to the others of his time. Dickens’ pantomime would always consist of 3 characters in the beginning: “a girl’s avaricious or weak father, a evil or foppish lover whom the father likes and a blundering comic servant (Eigner 95).” In this pantomime when the lover is about to win the girl a kind spirit comes and sweeps her away a.k.a. the Harlequin. Most of Dickens’ heroines are surrounded by four potential lovers and always has her father who gets her in trouble, consciously or subconsciously, or at least with out intention of causing harm to the daughter. That last addition was placed for Dr. Manette who views his daughter in more then just a parental way. The heroine’s wicked lover’s crime is usually wanting to make it to the top of the social world unfairly. Stryver is a wicked lover because he sees Lucie as a reward not an individual. He is also like this lover because he brings upon himself the personage of
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