Dickens continues to paint a dire picture of the eighteen century London in the second chapter of book the second, .
We find that spectators pay an admission fee to see the trials at the Old Bailey, the criminal gate at Newgate prison, as they can pay to see the insane at ‘Bedlam’ a notorious asylum.
Both countries battle poverty, injustice, and violence due to the ruling authorities.
The French people were tired of the social and economic inequalities enforced by the ruling monarchy.
Carton even says, "I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous...
The book “A Tale of Two Cities” is a famous political novel by Charles Dickens that represents the Victorian political conflict.
In the prologue of the first book, Dickens outlines the general conditions of unrest in England and France, predicts the outcome, establishes the atmosphere of discontent and mystery, introduces some of the main characters, and suggests the main theme and symbols.
Dickens satirizes English justice, lawyers, and courts of law and divides the time between France and England and brings in the remaining principal characters, starts the story line, begins to enmesh the characters in personal and political complications.
Jarvis Lorry complains about the difficulties of communication brought about by the Revolution between the London and Paris branches of Tellson's Bank.
He explains that the parcels would come and go in England, but in France, everything is stopped. Manette, Lucie, and Darnay seem unlikely to return to France after their escape to England, not only for political reasons, but also because they are happy and safe in England.