I was reading Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities and I notice that it reminds me of Les Miserables in a way, ready to read my observation?
A Tale of Two Cities
Since they're set in France, many of the characters reminds me of their Les Miserables counterparts! Like Doctor Manette reminds me of Jean Valjean, due to the fact that they were prisoners. Unlike the latter, Doctor Manette suffers from a relapse throughout the story which prompted Mr Lorry to destroy the shoe making bench.
The Defarge reminds me of the Thenadiers, unlike the latter, the Defarge are not corrupted. Madame Defarge is a combination of Javert and Madame Thenadier due to the fact that she's a vengeful character who is misled that cause her to die.
Carton also reminds me of both Eponine and Valjean because they sacrifice themselves for their loved ones, especially when Carton rescues Darnay from prison and from being executed.
Ironically, it was also make into a musical, but it is underrated sadly.
As mentioned, since both are set during the French Revolution. A Tale of Two Cities was still ongoing as the story progresses, while in Les Miserables it ended with the execution of all of the revolutionaries after the July Revolution.
Valjean managed to redeem himself after the prologue and he definitely reminds me Carton. Speaking of the latter, he was also involve in a love triangle like Eponine and I feel bad for him as the story progresses until his sacrificial love at the end!
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Do you agree with my observation? Read both stories and watch the movie to find out.