Petit Trianon

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  • Petit Trianon Analysis

    The (2006) movie Marie Antoinette depicts the lifestyle of the Queen of France and her ultimate fall through total disconnect from her subjects. This movie visually displays the decadent self-indulgence enjoyed by the French Monarchy at the expense of their people. One scene of Petit Trianon [Fig 12] demonstrates the Queen and her friends basking in a privileged idea of being “one with nature” as advocated by French Philosopher Rousseau. Most importantly is the scene showing class disconnections, and the realities of farm-based labour; servants tending to this fantasy-based countryside cottage. Another scene depicts the servants cleaning eggs for the Queen to collect, exposing her fantasy-driven view of nature and ultimate disconnection with the realities of it. The servants also…

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  • Madame De Pompadour Research Paper

    from Le Normant; was then known as Louis XV head mistress. She was talented in many things, such as acting, singing, and seducing. She always amazed the King with the plays she put together and performed in. The King was very devoted to Madame; he even took upon himself to be Fanfan stepfather. When she became ill, he had doctors by her side everyday, before turning 10 years of age Alexandrine past away. Madame de Pompadour never went the same about life after losing her daughter. Madame later…

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  • Man On Wire Film Analysis

    familiar footage: Construction workers and huge trucks and cranes, at work in the footprint of one of the WTC towers. At first I thought this was film of the clean-up after 9/11. As the scene develops, I realized I was watching an early stage in the construction of the towers. The film shows the towers growing, huge steel beams being lifted, the puzzle being put together. As it happens, 9/11 is not even mentioned in the film, which is the right decision, I think. "Man on Wire" is about the…

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  • Jeu De Bague Research Paper

    on its axis sounds would emanate from small egg-shaped bells suspended from under its cupola. In 1781 Marie Antoinette had a semi-circular pavilion built behind the Jeu de Bague to provide better shelter from the elements for her guests. The Jeu de Bague was built in the English garden of the small Trianon palace, which had a basement passageway constructed to connect the Jeu de Bague’s pavilion directly to the small palace itself. The Jeu de Bague did not survive the revolution, and no original…

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  • Why Is Marie Antoinette Responsible For The French Revolution

    people suffering from hunger and others of starvation. France was on the verge of bankruptcy and the people became worried and agitated for the future of their country and its harvest. Whilst all of this was happening, the aristocrats continued to spend exorbitantly on unnecessary goods, such as Marie Antoinette 's gambling, constant refurbishment of the palace of Versailles, partying and King Louis XVI 's gift of the estate of Le Petit Trianon to his Dauphin. It was clear to see that Marie…

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  • How Did Louis Xiv Build The Palace Of Versailles

    of Versailles is a complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV (known as the “Sun King” of France), Louis XV and Louis XVI. Built beside the settlement of Versailles, the Palace of Versailles is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Paris. Before the construction of the palace by Louis XIV, the settlement of Versailles was a small hamlet, but when the revolution it had become much bigger with a population of more than 60,000…

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  • Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen Of France

    to Marie Therese Charlotte in 1778. The heir Louis Joseph followed in 1781 with his brother Louis Charles born in March of 1785. Sophie was Marie’s last child, born in July 1786 but was born premature and died. Her brother Louis Joseph followed her to the grave two years later, dying at only 7 years old. By this time Marie Antoinette’s reputation was already irrevocably damaged and rumors flew about her regularly. In 1780 Marie had already begun to spend more time without the king at Petit…

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  • Marie Antoinette Research Paper

    king. And ladies we’re only allowed to touch their fingertips with the men. 3) French People She annoyed many nobles, bothered French aristocrats because of her alleged alliance with Austria which was a long enemy of France. Lots of scandal was thrown to her. One of them was "the diamond necklace affair" which accused her of having an informal affair with a church leader that made her image more of an immoral & materialistic woman. For most of the French people she was a symbol of the lavish…

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  • My Trip To Versailles: My Journey To The Palace Of Versailles

    seen pictures of it before, but seeing it in real life is something totally different. The day was a bit overcast, but it did’t take away from the beauty of the gardens. For the first few minutes, I probably walked around with my mouth open. The experience was made all the more magical by the classical music that floated through the gardens. As i wandered further into the gardens, I discovered that some parts are almost labyrinths. It’s easy to get lost in the tall hedges and the majestic…

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  • Marie Antoinette Thesis

    from France's enemy, Austria. (Source C). Marie Antoinette became queen of France at the age of nineteen. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette personalities were so very different. He was an introverted, shy and uncertain, a lover of private pleasures such as reading and metalwork; she was bubbly, outgoing and bold, a social butterfly who loved gambling, partying and excessive fashions. Marie Antoinette was the victim of a bad press. She was known by the nicknames "the Austrian Whore" and "Madame…

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