Jarvis Lorry, an employee of Tellson's Bank, was sent to find Dr. Manette, an unjustly
imprisoned physician, in Paris and bring him back to England. Lucie, Manette's daughter
who thought that he was dead, accompanied Mr. Lorry. Upon arriving at Defarge's wine
shop in Paris, they found Mr. Manette in a dreadful state and took him back to London
with them. Mr. Manette could not rember why he had been imprisoned, or when he was imprisoned. He was in a state of Post Tramatic Stress Dis-order. All the years of imprisonment led to his insanity, his life was in danger almost every second of his imprisoned life. In 1780, five years later, Lucie, Mr. Lorry and Dr. Manette were called to testify against Charles Darnay, a tutor who made constant trips between France and England and was thus accused of treason. During these times both governments were very paranoid about anybody who had the aperence of commiting treason.
Darney, since he travled back and forth between countries was a perfect suspect for treason. The French Government had just been overthrown by the beggars, and middle class and now run by them, the British on the other hand was still a monarchy and had awful factories and many slums, like France did. Darnay was acquitted when a lawyer, Carton, looked much like him and an eye witness faltered to positively distinguish between them.
Carton loved Lucie but he was a drunk. Knowing that their relationship was hopeless,
he stated that he would sacrifice himself for her or anyone she loved in an emotional
conversation. Darnay ended up marrying Lucie. Darnay's uncle, the Marquiuis St.
Evremonde, was assassinated by the father of a child he ran over and Darnay inherited
his Chateau. Darnay would not take it because he...