Marie Antoinette Quotes

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According to Brainy Quote (2015), Marie Antoinette said, “’No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother’”. This quote conveys the end of her lifetime and the struggles she combatted. Now, flashing back to the beginning of her time and taking a journey through the life of Marie Antoinette. This fine young lady experienced an eventful childhood, time as the Queen of France, and had a tragic end to her life. The royal Marie Antoinette, originally Maria Antonia, was welcomed to this world on the second day of November 1755 in Vienna, Austria. (Fact Monster, 2015) This day marks when it all began. She was born into a wealthy family and received education in religion and moral values. …show more content…
She took the blame for many of the problems going on in France. Marie began spending more time at her private castle without the king. There were rumors that Marie was having a secret relationship with Axel Von Fersen. Meanwhile the French government was going downhill. (Bio, 2015) All of a sudden, the Queen’s reputation was ruined because of the affair of the diamond necklace. This necklace was going to be sold to Louis XV’s mistress, but he died. They tried to sell it to Antoinette but she was not in favor of it. (Alpha History, 2012) According to Alpha History (2012), “the jewelers then tried to sell the pendant outside France, to the various royal families and wealthy nobles of Europe, with no luck.” In the end, she was found not guilty, but her reputation was still ruined. Louis XVI tried to create a new taxation system that the citizens liked, but the nobility shot it down. Once again, Marie was to blame for this and she got the nickname Madame Veto. The national assembly was created. (A+E Networks, 2009) According to A+E Networks (2009), “At the same time, conditions worsened for ordinary people, and many became convinced against them. Marie Antoinette continued to be a convenient target for their rage.” Antoinette was put in a bad position and took the blame for all the problems in

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