Antoine Dupont is a young French male priest. After attending the National Assembly as a representative of the First Estate, he finds out that he has a neutral opinion regarding the government. Later in the journal, Antoine becomes affirmative about Napoleon and develops positive viewpoints for the future. “Antoine Dupont’s French Revolution Journal” covers from the National Assembly to the rise of Napoleon (1789~1799).
Personally, the French Revolution was not worth it. One continuity of the French Revolution was the government system. Before the revolution, King Louis XVI had the ultimate power to rule over the country. Moreover, that government structure stayed the same for Napoleon Bonaparte as he was an Emperor of France which signified that the French government was a monarchy. However, one of the Third Estate’s goals was to reform the government with a novel system, which did not really succeed. Some experts state that the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, one change in the French Revolution, has rendered the French community to be equal by demolishing the Estates system and demonstrating the thought of democracy. Conversely, I deem that the cost of people’s death during the Reign of Terror is much more valuable than a dim sign of equality. Lastly, France’s territory eventually continued to stay equal because later the European states interfered with Napoleon’s plans and reclaimed all the land that he gained during his campaigns. Therefore, it was not worthwhile to slaughter thousands of people and gain a little equity.