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A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Sydney Carton is a flawed character throughout A Tale of Two Cities, but his redeeming quality is love of a woman. She's married, but when her husband is scheduled to be executed during the French Revolution, Sydney changes places with him for her sake. As he is led to his death, he recalls a scripture verse: “I AM the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall live.” Carton's death is not meaningless; it is so that another might live.

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