Lucie Manette

The Perfect Princess


Lucie is the main female character in "A Tale of Two Cities". She fills the stereotypical role of upper-class women in that time period; she is admired for her looks, is emotionally weak, and wants to please everyone. It is said in chapter 21 that Lucie, "Ever busily winding the golden thread which bound her husband, and her father, and herself and her old directress and companion in a life of quiet bliss" (Dickens 161.) While she is the driving force that brings all of the characters together, and the peace keeper for the group, she doesn't seem to have a very important role in the story otherwise. She drifts in and out of the story with no strong voice. At the time it was written, Lucie may have been the ideal woman, but nowadays she is viewed as weak.

Coldplay - Fix You Lyrics

"I Will Try to Fix You"

Lucie is strongly devoted to all of the characters in "A Tale of Two Cities". This devotion drives her to keep everyone happy, especially her father, whom is still recovering from his eighteen year imprisonment, and husband.

The song "Fix You" by Coldplay is about love, support, and lending a helping hand to those in need, and we think it explains Lucie's intentions well.