The conclusion of the book A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens is one of the most heart warming conclusions that I have ever read. Sydney Carton paid the ultimate price for the woman that he loved and her family. In today’s world people would not be willing to sacrifice their own life for other people’s lives. Today’s society puts their own feelings and wants in front of everyone else’s. The whole world has become more selfish for reasons that I don’t know. Sydney Carton loved Lucie a lot. He even stated that he just wanted to make sure that she was always happy. “O Miss Manette, when the little picture of a happy father’s face looks up in yours, when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you!” (207) Sydney stated, he truly just wanted Lucie to be happy. He told her that he did too but at the time he was still just a big drunk and didn’t seem to be that successful. When Lucie chose to marry Charles Darnay instead he respected her decision and left her alone. He continued to be pretty close to Lucie and her family throughout the story and when the time was needed, he was there for the rescue. Sydney was a very smart man but didn’t really use what he had to his advantage, that advantage being that he was a very good problem solver and a very smart man. When it came to the courtroom Sydney just sat back and let C. J. Stryver get all the fame for the court cases that they won together but the truth was, Sydney was behind all of the cases and he was the one that came up with the clues that won them. Sydney was never selfish, he always let people take the credit. It was that way throughout the book right up to the end, when he had one of the hardest problems that he had ever had right in front of him. He knew that he had to do something to save Charles Darnay because of Lucie and her daughter Little Lucie. Sydney Carton could have just waited until Charles was dead and came in a swept Lucie off her feet and lived happily ever after with her and Little Lucie but, he didn’t. No, he decided to solve this problem so that Lucie and he family could be together. He thought of everything in the plan to make sure that it all worked out, so Charles would not be killed. He blackmailed John Barsad to get Charles’s drugged body to the carriage where Mr. Lorry was waiting so they could leave the country and be safe. He picked up the drugs earlier so that was taken care of and he thought about everything carefully. Then when it all went down, he drugged Charles and got him out of there, he did it proudly and without a sigal bit of selfishness.Today’s world is a lot different then back when A Tale of Two Cities took place. People these days are a lot more selfish in many ways. First, a lot of people these days don’t understand sacrificing for others because most people just want money and they think that if they have a lot of money that they will be happy. Second, people are just not as friendly. Let’s put it this way, in today’s world most of the time if a girl turns a guy down the guy probably would get mad and storm off and never talk to her again but Sydney sticks around and is there when help is needed. Thirdly, people in today don’t seem to be as caring and understanding to others and their feelings and be in the day. Now people everywhere seem to be fighting constantly, either fighting about money, having road rage, and fighting to get the better job. All of these things are taking the place of just being a good person and caring about others. If more people would do that in today’s world everybody would be a lot happier and the world would be a better place.In today’s world people would not sacrifice their own life by getting their head cut off by a guillotine just to keep a family together. People these days are a lot more selfish than back in the day. Today everyone just want fame and money. There should be more people like Sydney Carton, where they have the chance to have fame but don’t take it and would not only say that they would give their life for someone but to actually do it and make a perfect plan to make it work. “I see him winning it so well, that my name is made illustrious there by the light of his. I see the blots I threw upon it, faded away.” (338). Those are Sydney’s words saying all he wants is for Lucie and Charles’s family to remember him and know what he did for them, once again he was putting others in front of himself. If only there were more Sydney Cartons in the world today.