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Every human creature is a mystery

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to each other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!” 7 more words


A Tale of Two Cities

“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. 57 more words

Sparknotes is my best friend

Every teacher’s worst nightmare, every student’s one true love, all in one website. Yes, I am talking about the beloved Sparknotes.

Any student who claims to have never used Sparknotes is probably lying, because let’s be honest here, it is one of the greatest things to happen to the world wide web. 610 more words



Juxtaposition is a big word – thirteen letters. But it is a very important literary device that can give clarity to your writing. 306 more words

Weeping with France

At the beginning of this novel, the aristocrats were so very clearly the bad guys. Dickens introduced them to us as the race of Monseigneurs drinking their absolutely necessary chocolate with the help of four absolutely necessary servants. 483 more words

A Tale Of Two Cities

What are the best first lines in fiction?

Novelists say they must write snappier first lines in order to grip today’s distracted readers. But the classics can teach us a thing or two about arresting openings, says John Walsh… 447 more words


두 도시 이야기 A Tale of Two Cities

두 도시 이야기

 A Tale of Two Cities

“최고의 시절이자 최악의 시절이었다.

지혜의 시대이자 어리석음의 시대였고,

믿음의 세기이자 불신의 세기였다.

빛의 계절이면서도 어둠의 계절이었고,

희망의 봄이지만 절망의 겨울이기도 했다.

우리 앞에는 모든 것이 있었지만,

또 한편으로 아무것도 없었다.

우리들 모두는 천국을 향해 가고자 했으나

(또) 우리 모두는 다른 방향으로 나아가고 있었다.

즉 그때는 지금과 너무도 비슷했고,

그 떠들썩한 권위자들은 좋은 쪽으로건 나쁜 쪽으로건

오직 과장된 비교로만 그 시대를 받아들이려했다.”

18세기 격동적인 프랑스 대혁명을 바탕으로 영국과 프랑스 간의 대립되는 삶과 그 속의 인간들의 모습을 통해서 혁명의 이면을 통찰한 찰스 디킨스의 대표적 역사소설이다.

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