Betrayal Of Louis Essay
He also made promises to abolish the’’ lettres de cachet’’ and certain privileges of the first and third estates. Louis also disagreed to the Declarations of the Rights of Man and Citizens when it was read out to him. He oppressed and exploited the freedom of the people. He was a vain monarch and his somewhat attempts to abolish feudalism and restore freedom to the people was not fulfilled.
His queen Marie Antoinette was his biggest obstacle when it came to personal affairs. She influenced him in many ways. It was because of her that Necker was dismissed as he accused her of wasting money on unnecessary items such as dresses, wigs, shoes, etc. she may have not told the people, ‘’If you cannot eat bread, eat cake’’, but it definitely gave them that impression. The public was so convinced that it was Antoinette who had single-handedly ruined France's finances that they gave her the nickname "Madame Deficit.’’ It was certainly clear that she had power over the naïve and weak