Queen Of Fashion Analysis

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Through the history of time there have been many great kings and queens ruling over great countries all over the world. The absolute monarchy that ruled the lands for over a thousand years, where king and queens was the one to wield power over his or her land and citizens freely, abruptly came to an end in the closing years of the 17th century with the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. The French Revolution brought with it a chance in how much power the monarchy could have, and from here the constitutional monarchy was born, where a parliamentary system ruled instead of the king or the queen. From The French Revolution to modern times the monarchy has been in what we can could call “an awkward position”, where it didn’t wield any…show more content…
1-3), she furthermore tells how she choose Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and the book she decided to give was, “Queen of Fashion: What Maria Antoinette Wore to the Revolution” (P.7 L.13.15), by cultural historian Caroline Weber. Like mentioned before, this is a very clever way by Mental to introduce the real topic and purpose of the text: to debate and give her own opinion of the state of the British monarchy, as it is not apparent in the beginning of the text what the real topic at hand is. Hilary Mantel’s speech is a very personal one, she is very subjective because the speech represents her own opinion towards the topic. Through the speech Mantel uses a lot of rhetorical devices. Hilary Mantel, beginning the well known award-winning writer that she is, has a lot of credibility and demonstrates numerous times throughout her speech that she has her historical facts, about the monarchy through time, straight. All though her speech displays her own opinion, one could almost say that she tries to get her point across by using her knowledge of historical details, sort of like an ethos argument. But as any personal opinion we can look upon it and consider it as being weak argument. Her speech is very much based upon her own opinion, and if looked at objectively, can be…show more content…
Mantel’s arguments in the speech is very weak and is heavily opinionated, but if the reader is being aware of the tendency in her speech, then it could be used to form the readers own opinion on the subject. The speech caries a very important messages of why, we as people, have to remember that everyone is human – not being perfect is what makes us human, we all make mistakes even royals. That’s why we need to stop making the royals are own small zoo monkeys that we can treat as we want and say what we want to, they are after all also just humans. And in order for royals to change, we first have to look at ourselves because we are the ones that have the power to write the happy ending for
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