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    The Figure of the Double in A Tale of Two Cities The doubling technique is used to compare and contrast two different objects. In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses this in order to portray something to the extreme either positively or negatively. He compares two different circumstances to bring the lightness and darkness out of either one of them. In the novel, Dickens foils the environment in England and France during the French Revolution because during this time period, everything…

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    tried saving the royal family but the king was recognized by a postmaster who knew him from “his portrait on the new French money” (605). The family was arrested in a town called Varennes. Sweden also tried protecting King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette by helping them escape. The escape plan failed because the king was recognized and consequently the king and queen were arrested for treason again. After the escape plans failed, Austria and Prussia immediately went to war with France, and…

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    which, among other things, guaranteed free expression of ideas, equality before the law, and a representative government (*). Fearing for their lives in the midst of an increasingly radical National Assembly, King Louis XVI and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette, attempted to flee the country but were quickly captured and executed (@). By the end of this bloody revolution in July 1794, forty-thousand people were executed or died in prison (@). Although this revolution did not end with a democratic…

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    Edmund Burke’s famous essay, “Reflections on the Revolution in France,” has expressed great disappointment and disapproval of the French Revolution. Burke has constantly attacked French revolutionaries who he claimed bypassed France’s ancestors and founding fathers to construct a new society from scratch. This paper will address three main points of the assigned section which are: disregard of old system in France, reasons against the Enlightenment and the sophists it has created. Lastly,…

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    During the French Revolution, revolutionaries wanted to create a government that would value people’s rights. Unfortunately, violence started to play a role in order to achieve the goals of the revolution. The period in which the violence started became known as the Reign of Terror. Individual rights were being ignored and thousands of people were being executed because they were suspected of aiding or being an enemy. The Reign of Terror was not justified because the actions toward external…

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    counterrevolution in the Vendée region of France, the government began to create harsher punishments for what they considered to be treason. As many as 40,000 people were killed during the Reign of Terror, including the king, Louis XVI, and his wife, Marie Antoinette. However, most of the victims of the Reign of Terror were peasants, the very people the French Revolution was intended to help. The picture…

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    build up. For the period of 15 months, it is believed that over 40,000 people who were believed to be or were counter-revolutionaries were executed by guillotine. This including King Louis XVI’s wife and France’s last queen Marie Antoinette. Along the same route as her husband, Marie was placed on trial for high treason and was found guilty. She is executed nine months after King Louis XVI on 16 October…

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    In the 1780’s, France conditions were bad. The food prices were way up , and the crops were not good at all. The taxes in France were up because of King Louis XVI. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were spending so much money, they put themselves far into debt. The taxes were so bad, poor people were left even poorer because they were spending their paychecks on taxes. Only Nobles and other higher classes/ranking people didn 't have to pay taxes. The king and queen didn 't care about the…

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    In the reading about what does it tell you about the lifestyle and money management of the king, and why would this register have been made public? King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette were liberal with their spending and poor at money management and therefore were seen as selfish and greedy by the citizens of France. Their lavish, and extravagant lifestyle distanced them from the reality of France. This register would have been made public to shame the King and Queen. Who are the…

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    Olympe de Gouge was a French revolutionary writer in the 18th century. Gouge was well educated and relocated to Paris after the death of her husband with the hopes of becoming a playwright and political pamphleteer (Frankforter, 491). Although she also wrote about the abolition of slavery, she is most famous for her document Declaration of the rights of Women (Frankforter, 491). It was her persistence to influence revolutionary change for woman’s rights that resulted in her execution by the…

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