Perspective in Paris

Many thought Evangeline Lefevre was the cherry on top of the cake, but she felt as more of the whipping cream on the side. 1789 Paris was as arid and artificial as it was the previous years, the sun shone as though you colored it in and then tried to erase it. The young socialite sat in her capacious carriage and drove through the insipid streets, the curtains were drawn and her face blank, not wanting to view the rush of the peasants stumbling down the road beside her.

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From the start to the end, France started out with a strong monarch and a categorisation of the people that isolated the country. King Louis XVI’s response to the crisis of the hunger and angry peasants was to band them together to decide on the fate of France, under his supervision. The Revolution began with one ruler above everyone else, but at the end – or as some say, a turning point – France was monarch-less, with a group of people at the head.  The National Convention designed a new system for governing France and worked on furthering the evolution of equality in their country. The isolation of the multiple estates was demolished and everyone was made equal with the same amount of taxes being paid.

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