Examining the Impact of Social Classism and Sacrifice in Dickens's a Tale of Two Cities


  • Najlaa Hayyawi Abbar Ministry of Education/ General Education Directorate of Babylon




A Tale of Two Cites, Charles Dickens, Marx theory, social stratification, working class, bourgeois


The present study examines the social stratification in the novel of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1859). It shows how the novel traces the conflict between different categories of society. In so doing , the study discovers the core ideas that shape the disparity that exists between the working class and the aristocrats. In his novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens discusses the role of cultural domination in France and England as well as demonstrating the goals of the aristocracy. According to Marx's theory of social construction depends on class relationships and division. These relationships are explained using the two terms exploitation and appropriation. This will include the bourgeois class controlling the working class, which would mean that the mode of production and the productive forces of society would be determined by the aristocracy. The study has used a literary model in an attempt to produce a clear view of the relationship between power and the weak in this novel. Having this literary model to Dickens's novel, the findings of this study reveal how the individuals compete each other to attain social power as represented in their social structure.




How to Cite

Abbar, N. H. (2024). Examining the Impact of Social Classism and Sacrifice in Dickens’s a Tale of Two Cities. Pindus Journal of Culture, Literature, and ELT, 4(1), 21–27. https://doi.org/10.51699/pjcle.v4i1.869