Okaaaaay…now on a more serious tone, before school finished my class took the “A Tale of Two Cities” test on the entire book. I’m a little nervous about my score, but it’s break! (…I’ll worry about it after my two weeks of catching up on sleep) Anyways, “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is just, so amazing. SPOILER ALERT!!! I will have to spoil the ending in order to do this blog post; meaning if you don’t like spoilers, DON’T READ! (But, this is the best part of the entire book) This character is one of the most important characters in the book. Charles Dickens applies this character in his use of irony and this character feels deep down that he is a terrible person. This amazing character is Mr. Sydney Carton. The song that I would like to dedicate this character to is Mr. Carton. Carton thinks of himself as a lazy, worthless person that doesn’t deserve any love in him. He loves Lucie Manette, a main character seen as an angel, but is afraid of his own “darkness” and doesn’t want Lucie near him. This is one chapter, “A Man with No Delicacy” (Ch. 13 of Book the Second), where Carton pours his heart out telling Lucie that he loves her, but doesn’t deserve her. Lucie marries Charles Darney and a while later, Mr. Darney is captured and sentenced to be beheaded because he has noble blood in him; he was the next Marquis of the land. Carton comes up with a plan to rescue Mr. Darney because he feels that Charles Darney gives Lucie the life that she deserves. Charles Darney has the same physical features as Sydney Carton and Carton uses this to his advantage. Carton sneaks into the prison that held Mr. Darney and drugs Darney to make up stop resisting Carton’s help. Darney is rescued, but for a price: Carton’s very own head. He is by far, my favorite character and I bet that other people would choose him to be their favorite character. Also, when I look at the lyrics, I realized that there are parts in the song that kind-of summarizes the book. Well, here’s “Demons” by Imagine Dragons…

I posted above both the music video and a lyric video because I’m not sure if people like watching music videos of popular songs. Music videos are basically like mini-movie clips which acts out the song and you know what people say: a picture is worth a thousand words – it’s your choice whether or not to watch the music video. Here are the lyrics and let’s start analyzing!

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Safe and Sound

Hello everyone!
Thanksgiving break has passed and its to get back on track with studying and school. I’ve finished the great book, Oedipus. The next goal to accomplish, “A Tales of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Before I start my explaining my song choice, I’ll give a summary of the book. This great book is about the French Revolution and this book creates an extremely vivid and image of what it was like during the revolution. When you read it, makes you feel as if you’re one of the characters book, watching the revolution take place. People are starving and there is terror and fear across Europe. There are multiple main characters in this book, but I’ll be discussing two of them: Lucie Manette and Doctor Manette. These two characters are father and daughter. The Lucie thought that her father and mother were both dead, but discovers that her father is still alive. Unfortunately, Doctor Manette, a shoe maker, has been desensitized to the world because he was been “imprisoned” in his dark and gloomy shop for many years. Lucie has a gold aura that affects everyone around her, making people feel compassion and love; with this aura she brings Doctor Manette back to life. As he is adjusting to his “new” life, he must make multiple adaptations and sometimes, he sinks back to his old “dead” self. The song I’ve chosen to explain this relationship is “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift. Another reason why I chose this song because it is a “Hunger Games” song and “Catching Fire” just came out. READ BEFORE WATCHING EVERYONE. So, here’s your song. : )

I chose this song because there is a hint of war imbedded in this song and has the lyrics of two people trying to comfort each other. When I watch the video, I visualize Taylor Swift as Lucie Manette (because Lucie has golden locks of hair). I feel that Lucie would sing this to her father while her father is troubled and taken by depression and fear again.

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