"Life has two cities, one for death and one for eternal life." This is a story set in two great cities more than two hundred years ago. Foggy, flickering headlights in London, the lowest level of desperate, decadent Paris. Too many people have written too much about the great revolution that took place in Paris. This is a significant shift for France, even for Europe, and for the world. Dickens is one of the most outstanding realistic critical writers in Britain. Although he did not see it, he saw it by his own vivid imagination. Dr. Menette was a man of integrity and generosity, the ideal embodiment of kindness. Lucy is the personification of love and tenderness; Darnay was the one who showed the ruling class the way out. These characters display virtues that dickens, as a humanist, extolled. If there were more of them, the world would be a better place, with no revolutions and no dangerous groups of angry people. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." the book is a testament to the evil of this age, and to the evil of the previous age, which caused this evil, and which gradually died for its own SINS. The Times that we die for love are the best for love and the worst for innocence.