In A Tale of Two Cities, why does Darney go to France?

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In the story by Charles Dickens about the French Revolution A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay received a letter from a well-liked servant who was also a doctor, Gabelle, who is also the father of his future bride to be.

Gabelle had been cruelly imprisoned at La Bastille and Darnay was asked to go help rescue him with Gabelle's daughter.  It was a very dangerous time as the revolution was already showing signs of imminence and the situation would be a very sour one for anyone. In fact, Darnay paid dearly for his decision of going to France and he became imprisoned himself.

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