Edmund Burke's Views And Perspectives Of The French Revolution

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The French Revolution was a revolution that swept through the lands of France, bringing forth ideas that soon question the old ideals of the citizens of France. Though many seem to generalize the French Revolution as the revolution that wanted to bring change to the old monarchy system, however there were also other ideas and perspectives that were created from the French Revolution. We can see these perspectives and ideas through the writings of contemporary observers such as Olympe de Gouges, Edmund Burke, and Thomas Paine. Respectively they wrote, “Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citzien, “Reflections on the Revolution in France,” and “The Rights of Men” and through these writing they managed to bring back different perspectives …show more content…
Burke is considered to be a conservative revolutionary due to his part in the Glorious Revolution, where he had advocated for the change of the British government, but spoke well-known conservative ideas (Mazlish 21). Burke’s development is mainly formed due to “the absence of a rigid, closed aristocracy,” (Mazlish 22) He and many others were influenced by the words of Napoleon Dynamite when he said “careers to open talent.” (qtd. Mazlish 22). Like other Irishmen, Burke traveled all the way to England from Ireland to advance his status and work his way up. It was his writings such as, “Vindication of a Natural Society” and “On the Sublime and Beautiful,” that made him into the well-known writer he is today (Mazlish 23). It his membership in parliament that will influence him to write the “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” He wrote it as a response to the events of the France Revolution and warned the people of England to not fall in the self-destructive ways that France is falling into (Mazlish 32). It is the actions of the French Revolution that led Burke to create his

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