What was Charles Dickens attitude toward the French Revolution? Does he sympathize with the revolutionaries?

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Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities as a sort of warning to Victorian England. After studying the French Revolution himself, Dickens saw much of the same rising contempt for the aristocracy in his own country. At the time the novel was written, England was experiencing a widening of its own social classes. By using the pronoun "we" in the opening paragraphs, Dickens was warning his own country not to push human hearts beyond their limits. His famous novel begins with a series of paradoxical terms—belief and incredulity, light and darkness, spring and winter, hope and despair—showing the contrast between the experiences of the nobility and the common people in revolutionary France. His portrayal of the French aristocracy is full of contempt, and he strongly ridicules the terrible conditions that the peasants endured during the time prior to the revolution. However, he is also condemning of the revolutionaries for reacting to their injustices by perpetrating a series of bloody...

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