Miss Lucie Manette: She is always wearing white, Dickens describes her as being young, pretty, and blonde. She is compassionate towards others. She used to be an orphan, but was reunited with her father when she was 17.
Dr. Manette: The father of Lucie Manette. He was unjustly imprisoned in France for 18 years. Even though he was freed and returned home to England to be a doctor, sometimes he goes into a trance-like state and begins making shoes.
Jarvis Lorry: An old man who works as a clerk at Tellson’s Bank in London. He is a good friend of the Manettes.
Charles Darnay: He is related to a family of aristocrats in France. He flees to England, and marries Lucie Manette. He is tried for treason, but is not convicted. Darnay does not wasn’t to be associated with the aristocracy back in France.
Stryver: A London lawyer who defended Darnay in his trial. He is good friends with Carton. He asked Lucie to marry.
Carton: Stryver’s assistant. He is usually drunk, and feels that his life is not important. He is depressed, and the only thing that he feels he lives for is Lucie Manette.
Ernest Defarge: He is one of the main leaders of the revolution. He cared for Dr. Manette after he was released from prison. He is married to Madame Defarge.
Madame Defarge: She knits people’s names into a registry, which is all the people the revolution aims to kill. She makes the decisions of the Jacques. This shows how the peasants during the revolution often became crueler then the aristocracy used to be.
The Vengeance: Madame Defarge’s sidekick. She is the leader of the cruel peasant uprising.
Marquis St. Evremonde: Charles Darnay’s Uncle. He is part of the aristocracy in France, who is the target of the revolution. His assassination begins the revolution.
Gaspard: A peasant leader of the revolution. His son was run over and killed by the Marquis carriage. He later kills the Marquis, which starts many events leading to the revolution.
Gabelle: A tax collector who is persecuted by the peasants in France during the revolution. He asks Darnay if he can help free him from the grip of the revolutionaries.
Road Mender: A leading revolutionary who is controlled by the Defarges, and The Vengeance.
Miss Pross: Lucie’s caretaker when she was an orphan. She will give anything for the safety and comfort of Lucie.
Barsad: Miss Pross’ Brother, he worked as a spy for England over in France. He presents the case against Darnay in Darnay’s trial.
Jerry Cruncher: Mr. Lorry’s assistant, and the messenger for Tellson’s Bank. He sometimes digs up dead bodies to sell.
Mrs. Cruncher: Prays for her husband Jerry, who then gets angry about it.