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The ending to the book was pretty good. I like how Sydney sacrifice himself to make the women he loved happy. Also I like how Madame Defarge got her just desserts. I especially liked how he Sydney made peace with his life and died in serenity(although the very act of his death wasn’t so peaceful). The lady with him was a nice touch too. Despite all these good feature, there was something missing. I would have liked to know if Lucie found out and what her reaction was, what Mr. Lorry thought about it, and how Darnay would talked about Sydney now. Basically I would like to know the aftermath of how everyone felt. Overall though, the book and the ending was thoroughly enjoyable.
I was very surprised by the ending. I guess I was thinking something would save Carton in the end. But I was wrong. I’m glad Miss Pross saved everyone, but it was a big twist that she wound up deaf because of this. The fact that Jerry went straight and stopped grave robbing was a good thing to hear. And with what everything else that happened was a really good ending.
I felt a bit saddened by the ending, especially by the fact that Carton had to die. However, I’m glad that Miss Pross took care of Madame Defarge. I felt that she got what she deserved. I never really liked her. It’s too bad that Miss Pross had to go deaf though. All in all, it was pretty good!
I really liked this book! I am kinda disappointed that whenever someone refers to this book, they use the first lines and that’s it! I was satisfied with the ending…I was SO glad that Madame Defarge died-I know that sounds bad but she deserved it! Miss Pross on the other hand, I’m kinda bummed that she went deaf and I’m glad Mr. Cruncher won’t cuss his wife out anymore Aside from Carton not using his full potential, I talked crap about him the entire book. I honestly thought that he when Darnay died, he was going to try to walk into the picture with Lucie and all. I thought he was being a baby when he confessed his feelings for Lucie too. By the end of the book, I was suprised that he would sacrifice his life for Darnay but I was sad when he died I’m glad Lucie named her son after him…Carton wasn’t worthless after all
Fist I was not suprised to find that Darnay was found guilty and have to get the death sentence. I just wanted Madame Dafarge to go have a seat because she is doing to much toward the end. I really hate that Darnay and Carton switched places, but I am glad because now lucie is happy. I am also happy that Carton died peacefully and happy as he was executed. Lastly I was happy that Doc Manette, Lory, and Lucie were able to flee the area with their papers and things:)
Charles Darnay returning to England was just a bold and uneccessary move especially as he knew there was a revolution going on there. it however is amazing to ead about the change in Sydney Carton. At the novel’s start, no one would have expected him to be that brave, bu he literally fulfilled his pomise to Lucie. He died peacefully and enabled a peaceful life for the Manettes and Darnay. He is this book’s undesputable hero.
The ending of this book had a few shockers. i was really surprised in Carton. i think that was a very courageous and thoughtful gesture. He scrificed his life and love just to make Lucie Happy. I wonder How Darnay and Lucy feel about him. Im surprised that miss Pross went deaf & Madame Defarge died.
I think the end was bitter sweet because people were straightening up their act but others were geting hurt in the process! Darnay should have tried to save them both instead of Mrs.Pross do it! I’m glad Defarge died cecause she was an old mean hag like her husband! She put too many people through suffering that didn’t deserve it! I think it’s unfortunat that Mrs. Pross went deaf because she helped people and for her to get repaid like that is awful! The ending and the whole book as a whole was a nice read!
Honestly, the ending of the novel was suprising to me. It was extremely daring, brave, and courageous of Carton to sacrifice himself for the woman he loved, even though she was in love with someone else. This proves the statement that sometimes you have to love someone enough to let them go and do what is right for them, while putting your own feelings aside. That alone makes this a great love story like The Titanic and others such as The Notebook. I don’t think this novel could have ended any better.
I was slightly surprised at the ending only because I was expected the cliche of “something happening at the last minute to spare Carton’s life”. I also saw irony because Carton’s whole life was wasted, but now he gave it up for a far greater purpose than his talents could have served. I found a slight satisfaction with M.Defarge’s death, because she was way too hell bent on ruining innocent lives.
I enjoyed the ending of the book. The fact that Carton died giving his life in such ab honorable way was truly great. I liked that Madame Defarge died, and it was a great twist to have Miss Pross, who was a great foil for Madame Defarge, have to give up something in order to save everyone. In the end, the fact that Carton died truly happy and understood that he would always be remembered was a great way to end the novel.
The end of the novel was quite good. Like others have said, I’m glad Madame Defarge ended up dying. Carton dying in place of Darnay really shows his true character and how he has really changed throughout this story. I still would have liked him to somehow get away and survive though. I liked the fact that though Carton was about to die, he was very peaceful and still was able to see the good that was to come.
The end of Book 3 was a great ending. I usually like happy endings and not have anyone die but Carton did a honorable act. Carton is an honorable man for replacing Darnays life
for his own that shows great courage and he will be honored by the Manettes and of course by Darnay. I like the twist when Miss Pross killed Madame Defarge. I think Madame Defarge was getting a little out of control and justice was calling her name and she got what she deserved.
I agree with Tre. The ending was bitter sweet. I REALLY like how Madame Defrarge got what she deserved. I’ve been waiting to read that part for about 15 chapters. But anyways, it was too bad that Ms. Pross had to go deaf. I think it is a reasonable sacrafice though, seeing that Defrarge is dead. . I feel sorry for Carton. I beleive he was a good person, and wish there was some kind of way for him to survive.
Overall I thought the book was a little dry, but some parts were really interesting, kind of like soap opera with lots of twists and turns (Darnay, hes in jail, hes outta jail, then hes back in jail!).
The end of the book was SO surprising, when we find out about madame Defarges past and why she was so hateful. Then When miss Pross kills her was one of the best parts. “It was in vain for Madame Defarge to struggle and strike; Miss Pross, with the vigorous tenacity of love, always so much stronger than hate.”Amazingly well worded!
My other favorite part was when the seamstress recognizes that Carton is posing as Darnay and he admits to why he is sacrificing himself, because he still loves Lucie. “Are you dying for him?” she whispered.”And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.”
The book was good closer to the end. Carton did live up to his promise to sacrifice his life for Lucie and her family. Madame Defarge deserved what she got. Her character got on my nerves. I’m happy she is dead. She should have sowed her own name to her death cloth. Ms. Pross lost her hearing by taking another life is like she had to give up something herself for taking Madame Defarge life. When Carton have the vision of the future. That was a nice touch. Really good. Can’t wait for Hamlet!
I think the ending was beautiful and it conveyed a message about giving purpose to life. It really said a lot about bringing honor to your name and having it honored through others so you can live M
forever in a sense. It was sad but fitting for Carton to die.
The end of the book was a big turn around. What Carton did was actually sweet but at the same time sad. His actions for Lucie spoke louder than words. It really makes you think about the extent people will go for love. On the other hand, I think Mrs. Defarge got what was coming to her, it was about time she got punished for the wrongs she committed.
The ending of the book was surprising yet good! The story got better by the end of the book. I thought Carton was somehow going to live. I would’ve never thought he would give up his life for the woman that he loved, even when she didn’t love him back. That showed a lot of character, I know Darnay will always be grateful for Carton. I was glad DeFarge got what she deserved although I wish Mrs. Pross didn’t have to go deaf.
Well the end of the book was a shock and was very surprising to me. I just knew that Carton would get rescued before his death. I didn’t like that Carton got killed he didnt have to die. But I did like it when Madame DeFarge got killed she shouldve died earlier in the book. When Miss. Pross became deaf that was one of the last things I would have thought would happen. Im glad the book turned out being good becuase at first I hated reading the book but as we got more into the book it became more interesting.
The ending of the book was pretty surprising. Although many people seemed to like Madame Defarge’s death the most I liked the way Carton died peacefully. It was sad that he had to die at all but did it for love. I thought it was really unfair how Miss. Pross saved everyone, killed Madame Defarge and still went deaf. For doing all that she should have been rewarded in some way, not deprived of ever hearing again. It was also nice that Jerry stopped grave digging. All in all this book was pretty good. That twists and turns kept it interesting.
I think the novel was good. I was a little surprised by some of the things. I didnt expect Mrs. Pross to end up deaf. I expected Carton to die which he did for the woman he loved. I think it’s nice Lucie named her son after him though. Madame Defarge got what she had coming to her. It was well over due for her to die.
I was taken aback at the fact that Carton had to die, and Miss pross going deaf, but it still was pleasant to know that Miss pross was the hero in the end. Jerry stop going to graves and robbing which was good. I was glad Lucie and Lory were able to flee to safety but kinda upset she named her sone after Carton. That was a little much.
The ending made me very sad. I mean who told Charles Dickens that it was ok for Carton to die because it wasnt. But at least Lucie named her son after him. As for Miss Pross going deaf that was a little surprising but I was proud that she was the hero. That part kind of reminded me of her trying to save Lucie in the beginning of the story when she fainted. But all in all it was a great story to me but the ending was very harsh.
I liked the ending, although it did leave me wondering what happened in the aftermath. I feel that Carton did in fact reach his potential. To me, Dickens wanted to convey the fact that not all of us are destined to reach our potential through our career or levels of success, but through our actions and by touching the lives of others. He also conveyed the cliche themes that good always prevails over evil, but in a creative and captivating way. My favorite, bittersweet part would have to be Carton’s sacrifice, and how Miss Pross swooped in and saved the day. All in all it was a great book, full of drama, romance, violence and scandal. Two thumbs up!
I did not like the end of the book. Carton should not have sacrificed himself for Lucy. Instead he should have let Darnay die so he could be there for her. But I did like that Carton amounted to something in the end; it was his redemption. I also liked how Miss. Pross saved everyone in the end but thats about it. I don’t understand why she went deaf, was it supposed to be a metaphor or something.
The ending was pretty good. I also thought somehow Carton was going to be save at the end, but it was a brave thing he did by protecting Lucy, Darnay, and their family. I was shocked at Miss Pross becoming deaf, but I believe Madame Defarge got what she deserved.
Truth be told, I never really took Carton to be an alcoholic. He wasn’t controlling, he just seemed to want to be in the background, not be extraordinary. I mean he did drown his sorrows with it but I don’t think he relied on it, he relied on people feeling like he was worthless. He wasn’t narcissistic or incapable of feeling empathy he just wanted to feel nothing. Which is why the end of the book doesn’t surprise me. Carton’s love for Lucie over powered his self pity. His emotions were perhaps enhanced by alcohol but still genuine. I think somewhere in his mind he came to that feeling where you love someone but you know you could never be with them. It’s kind of ironic that in the end Carton goes out exactly the opposite of what everyone has thought of him his entire life. As far as Madame Defarge she got what she deserved in the end, although it is hard to say that any one person really deserves death & the fact that she was killed by Miss Pross makes it bittersweet. Although I was a little caught off guard by her going deaf, I thought in some way she would have been rewarded for killing that monster.
Some parts of the books ending suprised me and other parts did not. Carton switching places with Darnay was not surprising. Because Charles Dickens would have not created the two characters to look a like if he wasn’t going to plot out the story in the way it ended. Also Carton swore he would give his life for Lucie who said she couldn’t live without Darnay. What was surprising is how Miss. Pross killed Madame Defarge. Who in the end deserved her fate for believing that she had the right to cleanse France of aristcrats and those involved with them as both judge and jury.
I am really astonished at Carton’s bravery. It takes a real man to do what he did. I’m glad it was ultimately a happy ending, seeing that Darnay was given the opportunity to flee with his family unharmed. I honestly don’t know if I could have did what Carton did, but obviously he did it for Lucie. I’m pretty sure after hearing Madame Defarge’s plan I would conjure up a plan also. But on the other hand Madame Defarge got what was coming to her, that was expected
When Sydney Carton commits the noble act of dying in another man’s place, it was the perfect example of him living up to his potential. Sydney Carton’s sacrifice of himself was a shock to me. What he did was very heroic and even empathetic and it was sort of a change in events. I’m happy that Lucy can have a wonderful life with her family. The end of the book leaves me wondering what happened afterwards.
I think the ending was great. It wasn’t your average happily ever after ending. I really didn’t expect him to die but I thought it was very romantic. Altough Miss Pross goind death was unexpected she was still a hero so i was happy for her.
Regarding the end of the novel, I feel pretty bad about the way things happened. The ending was extremely captivating and full of suspense. I cant believe the way things played out. Who would have thought that the “almost-perfect” Darnay would be sentenced to death. I think that the way Dickens transformed Carton’s character during the novel was truly remarkable. Carton did not live up to his full potential with his career but he did with his morals. He promised Lucie that he would die for her and in the end he kept his promise. I love the way that Dickens foreshadowed in the novel and showed each character’s purpose. Im so happy that Miss Pross saved all of them, its just unfortunate that she had to go deaf as a result. I would have liked to know what happened afterwards.
The end of the book providing a devastatingly nice twist. Carton proved himself noble by sacrificing his life after being constantly looked down upon. I think he sacrificed his life more for Lucie than for Darnay. I think he really genuinely loved her and was willing to do whatever to make her happy, even if they weren’t together. Miss Pross, too, gained respect from me by saving everyone. Its like both characters gained respect and legacy but had to sacrifice something in return. Carton sacrificed his life for Lucy and her family and Miss Pross saved everyone but loss her hearing in the process. The ending of the novel was definitely the best part of it. =)
I am so happy that Madame Defarge got shot! It’s about time. I was upset that The Vengeance didn’t get what she deserved though. I was saddened by Carton’s sacraficial act but was pleased to find that he had become such a nobel man. I am happy that Carton finally found purpose to his life, even if it was brought upon by his death. I am happy that Darnay, Lucie, Little Lucie, and Dr.Manette can all live together happily now. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was much better than expected =)
I was surprised and saddened by the end of thee book. Carton gave his life for another man’s family. He was put to death in Darnay’s place all for his love of Lucie. And that was his purpose in life. Though he never lived up to his full potential, he is the man in my book. So overall i really enjoyed the book.
Well, it was not really suprising to me that Carton died. He always talked aboutbhow he never did any good and never will, so it was ironic yet expected at the same time. Madame Defarge dying “makes sense” but i did not expect it. I enjoyed the ending very much!
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I was actually a big fan of the ending. It was one extroadinary event after another! How dramatic! The book moved kind of slowly for me and the last few dramatic touches for the book. POW POW! Madame Dafarage out of here! Thats how we like it, karma at it’s best. I dont really think it was a good idea for Carton to sacrafice himself. I wasn’t a big fan of suicide. Overall it was a great book!
I think the book got good more toasted the end. Madame Defarge got shot, which made me happy because she deserved what she got; after all, she did have a hit-list out for everyone else. I also thought it was really nice that Carton died for Darnay because he got to stay happy with his family. Therefore, I really enjoyed the novel towards the end.
The ending of a Tale of Two Cities was a bit much for me to handle, but at the same time it was good. Carton gave up his life just to save Lucie and her family. Seeing him live up to his promise was nice. Madame Defarge died (deservingly) and Ms. Pross became deaf because of it.
*This novel was good overall.
I like the ending, It was kinda sad but still they deserve to be happy and the witch Madame Defarge deserve what she’s her punishment, its also sad because she didn’t have time to repent with her sins.Its so sweet to know that Carton died for Darnay…That’s the true love, no matter what happen your love is still there and if you have to die for the one you love is the so worth it. I love it very much if it has a sad moment in the ending.
The end of the book made me surprise… It was fun to read of that book because it find with so much interesting.
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I feel pretty bad at the end of the novel. It was not really a happy ending. I am not satisfied to the ending of the story . But despite of this i still enjoy reading the novel by myself,it was really nice to read.
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At the end on the novel I am expecting a good outcomes of the protagonist and even the antagonist. Basically I want a happy endings even in a relationship. I might be disappointed if the character will die. Can’t wait other blog like this. Thanks
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