The French Revolution : A Revolution That Swept Through The Lands Of France

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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 on the French Revolutions. In each of these writings, we can see whether if they believed in the French revolution, if it was necessary or unnecessary, and what has the French Revolution contributed for its society. Though with many ideals in the air, it is Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man” that encompasses the ideals of the French Revolution as a whole and what it stands for. Readers can see in Olympe de Gouges’ writing in the “Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen,” that her ideals resonated with women and their lack of representation in the affairs of France. In the year 1784, she established her career as a writer and her writings are mainly influenced by her views as a feminist and as an abolitionist…

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