Tag: French Revolution

The Inception of the French Revolution

Over the course of learning about the French Revolution, I compared the novel The Bad Queenwritten by Carolyn Meyer, with an article called “The French Revolution” by Martin Dickins. While both pieces have standard diction, they used a variety of word choice to create contrasting tones. The novel used a contemplating and critical tone; while the article had an objective and factual tone. For sentence structures, both novels consisted of simple sentences; however, the novel had compound-complex, while the article used compound sentences. Although, both writings were about the French Revolution, they used irreconcilable styles to elucidate the factors that led France in debt in the 1780’s.

 

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Life Under the Bankrupt Monarch

I was born twice: first, as a circumspect youthful boy, fighting for survival under the bankrupt government; and then again, as a valiant, matured man who’ve fought for justice.

There are countless debates when it comes to answering whether the French Revolution was effective. During the 10 years, insurrections occurred one after another; meaning that there were continuities and changes in laws.

In 1799, was the year Napoleon Bonaparte rose to power. During this time, many alterations were made. France became a constitutionalized monarch where people of all classes were given the privilege to vote. Education was established nation-wide, the estates and the taxing laws were abolished, and the churches were under the government’s rule. Even though, everyone seemed to have equal rights, citizens who were once in the third estate were still living in poverty, while the first and second estates were living in wealth. As for the established laws, many of them didn’t apply to women. They weren’t allowed to vote, get an education, and own any land. Women were seen as machines on expanding the population. At this time, censorship was also in use. Many of the media were censored and controlled by the government and their undercover police force. Once the French Revolution ended in 1799, there weren’t immense changes from the life under the Old Regime and the constitutionalized monarchy.

Liberté, Fraternité, Égalité!

The French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790’s. This time period was packed with countless insurrections and creation of new laws and regimes, these revolts were all to end the monarchy. In the 1780’s, France was in debt caused by the careless spendings of the royals, and the arrears were paid by the Third Estate through taxes. Arguments and uprisings took place as the country went bankrupt. Bankruptcy and inequality were the main causes of the French Revolution, however, this was only the beginning of the reoccurring difficulties.

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