Abstract: This study aims to investigate the benevolence of the main character Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, one of the magnum opus of Charles Dickens. The benevolence which Dickens wants to eulogize and convey has rich connotations, including Carton’s affection for Lucy, Carton’s death instead of his rival in love ---- Darnay, Carton’s encouragement to a tailor girl. We could understand the meaning of benevolence which Dickens wants to convey, learn peace and friendliness from this novel. What is more, we will learn the most important point that love is more powerful than hate.
Key words: A Tale of Two Cities, benevolence, Carton, Dickens