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  • Political Transformations: The French Revolution

    Citizen 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…

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  • Blame Society Not The Screen Time Analysis

    advance of technology. After reading through the articles, “Blame Society, Not the Screen Time”, by Danah Boyd, “Teaching Tools”, by Kevin J. Delaney, “The Upside to Technology? It’s Personal”, by Nick Bilton, and “Television: The Plug-In Drug”, by Marie Winn, technology is proven to be essential to our lives. Technology is important and beneficial because it improves education, relieves stress, and supplies a connection to the past. “Blame Society, Not the Screen Time”, by Danah Boyd writes…

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  • O 'Flaherty's Short Story The Sniper'

    Sniper Analysis In the midst of war, a soldier may find the right thing to do lying somewhere between life and death. In the midst of war, a soldier’s duty is to protect his country at any cost. Instinct takes over and erases the sense of morals a soldier has, as it is simply kill, or be killed. The short story, “The Sniper”, by Liam O’Flaherty, depicts the conflict of a Republican sniper caught in the separation of his country during the Irish civil war. O’Flaherty sets the story in the…

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  • Three Causes Of The French Revolution

    "No body and no individual may exercise authority which does not emanate from the nation expressly..." (Source E). This quote, from the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizens, is one of the many ideas that came after consistent agitation in France before the beginning of the French Evolution. Starting at the roots of King Louis ' unreliable rule and ending in a forceful voice from the third estate, France entered a chain of chronological causes that brought a desperate need for Revolution;…

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  • The Importance Of The Reign Of Terror

    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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  • The Factors And Causes Of The French Revolution

    “He wanted to be a good king and help his subjects, but he faced enormous debt and rising resentment towards a despotic monarchy . . . Louis lacked sufficient strength of character and decisiveness to combat the influence of court factions or give support to reformers in their efforts to improve France 's government” (qtd. in “Louis XVI). The last king of France, King Louis XVI ruled during the French Revolution until he was eventually overthrown and executed. The French Revolution occurred due…

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  • Marie Antoinette Quotes

    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…

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  • Judas Iscariot: True Heroes Or Villains Of The French Revolution?

    One sure way to make even the closest of friends hate you is to be a traitor. Nobody likes a traitor. Turn against your friends, your military, or your country and you may go down in history for your treachery. People will hate you for years and years to come. Judas Iscariot, who some Christians may recognize as the man who betrayed Jesus Christ, is still taught about and looked down on today. Benedict Arnold and Robert Hanssen, two American traitors, were passionately hated for years until…

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  • Gunpowder Plot Analysis

    Treason is an extremely dangerous that not only challenges the authority of the monarch, but also endangers the life the monarch, as well as the lives of others. One instance in which the monarch’s life was threatened was the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. This plot was an unsuccessful assassination attempt against King James I and the Parliament of England on November 5, 1605. This plot was organized by Robert Catesby and group of English Catholics, which included Guy Fawkes. This group wanted to end…

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  • Analysis Of Let They Eat Cake By Marie Antoinette

    Let them eat cake. This short, yet powerful statement, is attributed to the French monarch, Marie Antoinette, and she can be seen saying it in the 2006 movie titled Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola. The movie follows the life of the young queen after she arrives from Austria and is thrust into a lavish life as the new Dauphine of France. However, much like the powerful statement of ‘let them eat cake’, which is falsely attributed to Antoinette, many points of this movie fell short of any…

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