Justice VS Injustice Justice versus injustice, a battle fought since the time
of man. Dickens' most valuable message in A Tale of Two Cities is that justice
will always triumph over injustice. Justice and injustice play a big part in the
book. In Darnay's many trials he has each time gotten away from his prosecutors
because of help from friends and family. In his first trial his uncle, the
Marquis, tries to imprison him for treason, but with the help of Carton he is
let free. The second trial was a bit more complex, he is captured by the
DeFarges, who don't plan on giving him a fair trial. They wanted to do him a
great injustice by putting him to death for a law they had made up. The
persuasive Dr. Menette reasoned with the jury, so that they would let him off.
Of course it is not always this easy. It was very rare in those days that
someone would be let off. The jury never usually took more than a few seconds to
decide if the accused shall be put to death or not. Jail was no longer a matter
after the revolution. The guillotine was saving them a great deal of time.
People went to jail for only a little while, the trial was short and death even
shorter. The third trial of Darnay not filled with much justice.
He was released
from jail and not long after, he got picked up again and back to jail he went,
where this trial went quickly and he was sentenced to death. Even with this
injustice that was given to Darnay, an even stronger justice was handed to him
by a friend. Sydney Carton literally gave him life. The day before Charles was
to be sent to the guillotine Sydney exchanged places with him, since they looked
so much alike nobody could tell the difference. I don't think his messages apply
much in today's world. In today's society things like that are not done. Cases
could take years just to get to the court and the trial could even last years.
People today get away with murder, robberies, and other federal offences. You
can't always have justice, it won't always triumph over injustice. A person
can't possibly think it is right when a young child gets murdered and the killer
can't be convicted. But things like those happen in the world we live in today.