A Tale of Two Cities
By Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Characters of A Tale of Two Cities
Among the large amount of the characters of the novel, the major characters of the novel are as follows:
He is a hero to the French revolutionaries. He is released from prison in 1775 very devastatingly, recovers, and opens his home to those who have helped him.
She is the daughter of Dr. Manette, Lucie is loving and good-hearted toward all. She is the heroine of the novel.
He is the nephew of the Marquis St. Evrémonde or shortly the Marquis, but he gives up his claim to the title because of his family’s cruelty and marries Lucie Manette in England.
He is a lawyer. He is a very hard-working man. Though he drinks too much, he is good at heart and would do anything for Lucie Manette. Finally, he sacrifices his life for the happiness of Lucie.
Mr. Jarvis Lorry
He is one of the managers of Tellson’s Bank and is Lucie’s guardian, the Manettes’ financial adviser, and a friend of the family.
He is the wine shop owner in Paris. He is a former servant of Dr. Manette and one of the leaders of the revolutionaries.
Like her husband, she is a leader of the revolutionaries; she knits the register of people to be executed. But it is a matter of regret that finally, the Defarges betrays Dr. Manette.
She is the governess of Lucie Manette and jealous of anyone who gets too close to Lucie but will do anything for her. She kills Madame Defarge unexpectedly in a fight in Paris.
He is a peasant whose child is killed by the Marquis, Gaspard murders the Marquis out of revenge and he is sentenced to death.
His original name is Solomon Pross but he adopts an alias name John Barsad to work as a British spy.
He is an English spy who fakes his own death.
He is the lawyer who defends Charles Darnay when he is up for treason in England.
He is a message-carrier for Tellson’s Bank and a grave robber.
Marquis St. Evrémonde or The Marquis
He is the uncle of Charles Darnay. He is a cruel and heartless French aristocrat and also a rapist and murderer.
He is Charles Darnay’s former servant. He is irrelevantly imprisoned for working for the aristocracy.
She is Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette’s young daughter.