Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France, who was born and died in the late 1700s. She was married to Louis XVI, a little after the American Revolution. The queen had no idea what she was doing, made foolish decisions that aided her downfall as the Queen of France. However, Marie is not the main nor the only reason for her wrongly formatted and carried out execution. Marie Antoinette was wrongly executed due to an inaccurate image of her, the King’s actions and fabricated crimes.
As described in the article, “Louis XIV, king of France,” of The Columbia Encyclopedia, Louis’s vast spending on his palace at Versailles, along with him participating in needless wars such as the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714), left France in a state of debt and “greatly weakened [France] militarily” (“Louis XIV, king of France” para. 5). Additionally, Louis revoked the Edict of Nantes which had protected the religious freedoms of French Protestants known as Huguenots, as he wished to transform his monarchy to
When he got back to the United States he helped contain the British general Cornwallis’s army at Yorktown, while other troops of George Washington’s surrounded the area and forced a surrender. “That was the last major battle of the revolutionary war” (Biography.com 2). After this battle Marquis went back to France. It was December 1781 and Marquis reentered the French army and was the organizer of agreements. “With the country on the edge of political outbreak he advocated for a governing body representing three social classes, suddenly violence broke out and he was in charge of protecting his royal family” (Biography.com 2).
The move was a tactical ploy on Louis’ part because the large palace allowed him to have his main followers live in the palace, where he could spy on and observe their movement, which in turn allowed him to assess potential threats to his reign. Louis exerts his power over others, such as his brother, by making them stand while he sits and eats until he gives them permission to sit down. By doing so, King Louis is showing that he holds all the power in their relationship. Therefore, by taking power away from the nobility and evaluating future threats, Louis XIV was able to maintain absolute power of his
King Louis XIV hoped this would deter the noble class “from developing their own regional power,” according to the article, The Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV truly believed that for the government of France to stay in good hands, he would need to have absolute control, and by keeping rich nobles close to him in Versailles, nothing would be treating his control, and to King Louis, that translates to him doing a good job as
Louis’ ability to shift his government and court to Versailles and centralize government conveys his manipulative power and competency. Louis XIV was also able to expand among France’s borders by battling astringent wars with other nations. Louis also was a great patronage of the arts and influenced many of the western world literature and architecture. Louis was one of the most powerful rulers who achieved various innovations regarding the influence on western
The guillotine was a device used to decapitate one's head. The wealthy and upper-class members (aristocrats) of the first and second estate was generally against the revolution, so they were targeted. As aristocrats discovered they were under fire, many started fleeing to England. The French Revolution affected
It often causes an internal conflict within a person and puts a great deal of stress upon them. From the very beginning of the play, Brutus tells his friend of his internal moral compass becoming lost and Cassius takes advantage of that. Through a series of forged letters Cassius claims to be from the Roman people and his own goading at Brutus to eventually trick Brutus into believing that his closest friend, Caesar, will soon become a tyrant. He claims that, “Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I have not slept Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first notion, all the interim is Like a phantasma...” (2. 1.
It may seem ironic that the man who desired nothing more than to rebel against authority would decline because of compliance. However, Cassius’s submissiveness towards the opinions of Marcus Brutus leads to his demise of losing the opportunity to gain power. From the very beginning, it is apparent that Cassius accepts all the decisions that Brutus makes despite
Earlier in the movie when someone else is framed for being him and is put on trial, he accepts fault which is accepting to go back to prison. Still Val Jean evades this situation and continues his life of suffering as he cares for Cosette. After Val Jean lets Javert go, he carries Marius who was injured fighting, through sewers because he knows this is the man Cosette loves. Val Jean is willing accept suffering even though as he races through the sewers, Javert is still after him. When Val Jean finally emerges from the underground pipes, Javert is waiting to arrest him, and Val Jean pleads not for his own life, but for the life of Marius.