A Tale of Two Cities
As everyone around me know that I am a movie fun ,especially English movies . I see films at least once a week , l love movies ,so I choose this course . every Saturday I saw English movies at class with my roommates ,which took great happiness to me . some films excited me and some moved me .the film 《A Tale of Two Cities》is one of films I loved ,.Before I saw it ,I have heard that it was a tale about one replaced the other to die . I did not know the reason and was full of curiosity about plot , two weeks ago ,I finally watched it and it gave me deep impression . therefore ,I want to talk about it .
The story is set in London and Paris at the time of the great French Revolution. It shows the causes of revolution and its effects on people's day-to-day lives. Before the revolution, the King and the aristocracy treated their people cruelly in France. The common people were extremely poor and miserable. The crops in the fields were poor as if even the land shared the misery of the people. And there were so heavy taxes that all the villagers had nothing to hand over at last. On the other hand, the aristocracy made their will as the law by using money and gold. There were no justice, no equality and no fairness. Just as what happened to Dr Manette, he wrote to the Minister to show the crime what Marquis Evremonde had done, resulting in himself being arrested and sent to the prison Bastille without any reason.
Then this situation of darkness needed to be changed. As people such as the Defarges prepared and arranged, at length the Revolution came to break out. When the Bastille was captured and the King as well as many other aristocrats was tried and put to death, things didn't go on as what they had been expected. The situation stayed the same, or even worse. The prisoners from the Bastille were set free while more prisons were filled with people who had done no wrong. People who once lived on the bottom of society charge world now and their heart had been full of evil and enmity. The only thing they wanted to do was to retaliate. And these so-called "patriots" would like to see more and more innocent prisoners going to the guillotine and that's their joy. In everything they did were merciless, for they had been hardened in the fires of suffering and the touch of pity could make no mark on them.
Equality and fairness was what people seek, which led to the French Revolution. As a consequence, neither equality nor fairness was got after the revolution.
However ,the film moved me most is not revolution .nor do equality and fairness but is love, including the love between father and daughter, the love between husband and wife, the love among friends and so on. In short, only if you have love in your heart, the life is meaningful. At the same time, the revenge will run away with you, freedom and happiness will be around you. I never expected that Sydney Carton insteading another person to die is for love, which is the tragedy of the love history. I was heavyhearted when hearing what Sydney Carton said before death and burst into tears finally. Sydney Carton never said “I love you” to the girl ,but he use action to prove his love, he can do everything for the girl ,even to die , which moved all audiences ,including me .