Joan Of Arc Reaction

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this conversation are unknown.” Because of this experience, Charles VII had great confidence in Joan and obliged to her wishes (“Joan of Arc” Web). On Joan of Arc’ first mission, she met the Bastard, Dunois, but it was not a pleasant encounter. Dunois doubted the strength of Joan and her army, and he tricked Joan into going to the south side of the Loire, whereas the English were encamped on the north side. He wanted to use Joan’s forces to accompany the food and supplies that would be delivered to the besieged citizens, as opposed to fighting. When Dunois came across the river to greet Joan, Joan unleashed all of her aggression and disrespect. She did not hesitate to vent her rage when she threatened to cut Dunois’ head off if he ever tricked…show more content…
Unfortunately, King Charles wavered as George de La Tremoille, his favorite at court, warned him that Joan of Arc was becoming too powerful. According to the article, “Joan of Arc”, “The Anglo-Burgundians were able to fortify their positions in Paris, and turned back an attack led by Joan in September” (“Joan of Arc” Web). In 1430, as predicted by her voices, Joan of Arc led volunteers to stiffen the resistance of Compiegne against the Burgundians. On May 23, she found herself facing an army much bigger than she had expected. She decided to order a retreat and head on her way to the ramparts to take refuge, but Guillaume de Flavy, the captain of Compiegne, raised the drawbridge before Joan of Arc caught up to him. Joan was not able to find refuge within the city, and the Burgundians ere then able to capture Joan and sell her to English authorities (Pernound 231-232). Joan of Arc was accused at her trial, and she was ordered to answer around 70 charges against her, including heresy, witchcraft, and dressing like a man. The Anglo-Burgundians wanted to rid themselves of Joan of Arc and discredit King Charles. Charles VII, in fear of being in association with an accused heretic and witch, made no attempt to negotiate Joan’s release. After a year in captivity, Joan of Arc signed a confession denying the existence of her divine guidance. Several days later, the voices of the saints were unhappy…show more content…
It is difficult to perceive her as a religious figure rather than a political one because she continuously contradicted the images she portrayed herself as by setting herself higher than Church authority, but everything she did was in the name of the Lord. Joan of Arc kept her virginity and remained untouched as a means of safeguarding life and health so that she could enter a traditional male sphere while receiving the respect and power she needed to gain the confidence of her male soldiers and lead the French to victory. Joan’s fame only increased after her death, and she continues to inspire numerous works of art and literature. People today continue to research her to uncover all the truths of the beloved Saint Joan of

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