Money printing and torture

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens writes about two cities in his novel, one in France and the other in England during the year 1775.  He contradicts himself in the opening of his novel stating, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  The state of good or bad times depended on who you were in that era.

France was printing and spending money wildly, but that didn’t solve the country’s financial problems.  The country had stooped to torture as punishment for committing a crime.  The punishment did not fit the crimes committed.

English government was unorganized and the country was consumed with crime.  The citizens were spooked by religious prophecies and tales about ghosts.  No one was safe from the threat of robbery or the possibility of death in leaving one’s home.

During this year, the people living in these two cities continue forward on the road of life before them regardless of personal danger.

(Summary of Chapter 1)


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