This journal showed the life of Louie, a young adult that lived during the French Revolution. He was part of the Third Estate, meaning his life under monarchy was difficult. Not only did he get through life during the reign of King Louis XVI, he also survived through the reign of terror, a period of time where many executions were happening.

Many things have changed during and after the revolution, some have also stayed the same. Many people in the first two Estates have become the “new poor”.  After the revolution, they have almost lost everything. The social structure of France has also changed. Most of the ideas of the way France should be has stayed the same. The Third Estate has not become the new rich but stayed poor.