This not only muffled the voices of the people and robbed the freedom they graciously fought the monarchy for, but also encrypted fear and distrust in the French government. Robespierre had begun to execute leaders around the country in July 26, 1794 after a fear emitting speech announcing his paranoia of conspiring supporters. After this speech, anti-revolutionists and pro revolutionists alike were filled to the brink with panic. The Reign of Terror was not justified because it is not right to have an entire country in distress and constantly fearing the government that was put in place to be moral and
However, Dickens only points out the French Revolution’s negative qualities. For example, extensive attention is paid to the violent and chaotic nature of the mob at the storming of the Bastille; its footsteps are described as “[headlong], mad, and dangerous” (Dickens 262) and the mob is described as a “sea raging and thundering on its new beach” (Dickens 264). Such descriptions show the irony of the storming, and in turn the French Revolution, as it reveals that the mob is more focused on releasing its anger than true social reform. Indeed, if the mob truly cared about the French Revolution’s supposed aim of better treatment of the lower classes, one would think that it would have at least attempted to create organizations that would alleviate the effects of poverty. However, the mob acts irrationally in its anger, and instead of directly helping others, some of its members kill unassuming officers: “seven dead faces there were, carried higher, seven dead faces, whose drooping eyelids and half-seen eyes awaited the Last Day….seven gory heads on pikes” (Dickens 270).
King Duncan in Macbeth represents King James I. As King Duncan was tricked by Macbeth, whom he trusted, King James I was tricked by his people that he protected. The Catholic’s treason to their country is represented by Macbeth’s deception of King Duncan. When Francis Tresham warned his brother-in-law, it is similar to the witches warning Banquo and Macbeth of their fates. Jesuit Priest Henry Garnet concealed knowledge of the conspiracy and became the great "equivocator" before he was hanged.
In Antigone, Creon is faced with the theme, paranoia is corrupt because it blinds judgment and misleads action. Creon became king after Oedipus had been dethrone; leading the corruption of power to take action. He became fearful that there were people set against him; this causes his ill-considered decisions. When Creon’s sentry came to tell him someone went against this command, he replied with “No, from the every beginning /There have been those who have whispered together, /Stiff-necked anarchists, putting their heads together, /Scheming against me in alleys. /These are the men, /And they have bribed my own guard to do this thing.
With a relationship to France from the French Revolution, the relationship soon changed from attachment to division. As the execution of King Louis XVI prompted the Reign of Terror, Federalists believed that the French fought immorally and corruptly. Therefore, we believed that any encouragement to the French would have demolished America because the revolution became anarchy. Once the French sparked war with Great Britain, the Americans had a commitment, under the Treaty of Alliance, to aid the French in the
Pathos is “the quality of speech or written work that appeals to the emotions of the audience.” For instance, “plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” The words ravaged, and destroyed are emotional words to describe the unjust actions the king did to them. Also it is demonstrated in, “Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.” This proves the colonists opinions on the king, showing how he is not worthy to lead their uprising nation. Ethos is “the character and credibility of the writer in the eyes of the reader.” An example of this is, “We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions..”. The author shows their credibility by stating they are representatives of the United States of America. The authors also portrayed this by, “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms.” By saying this, the authors show they have tried to set agreed terms with
The Reign of Terror what 's a phase the revolution where if anyone who was revolting was captured they would be executed by guillotine. A guillotine was a device used to execute people by cutting off their head. This made people scared to revolt. This phase lead to the end of the monarchy and the rise of the republic.
The Cult of the Supreme Being Analysis Maximilien Robespierre was a lawyer and a politician. He was one of the greatest recognized and most powerful figures related with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. May of 1794, Robespierre wrote The Cult of the Supreme Being because he wanted revolutionary change. The French Revolution had a demoralizing outcome on the Catholic Church and he thought that the church had no chance of existence. He opposed the power of the church and the pope.
The breaking point of this was a riotous rebellion, that secretly moved toward revolution. Meanwhile, in England at this time, people payed more attention to spiritualist and the supernatural. This book is understanding to the overthrow of French aristocracy yet highly critical for what followed, the reign of terror. As our novel starts, a businessman-like British gentleman makes his way into the heart of Paris. Presently, he’s on a very uncomfortable mission, unsettling enough to make a businessman almost cry.
St. Just states fearfully, “I cannot fear him — yet we must not scorn him” to describe the contempt that even those close to Robespierre felt for his actions. Coleridge is best known for his contributions in the first act of the play, which portrays Robespierre as a tyrant towards the people of France. In the play, Robespierre expresses anger towards anyone who feels sympathy toward traitors is “himself a traitor, were he not a
The Most important events happened in London, England and Paris, France (1775-1790). A major event that happened in London, England was the bad court system that they had. It shows how bad the court system is by how they charged Charles Darnay with treason. Treason is when you betray your own country and/or when you try to kill someone from that country. The public assumed that he’s felonious of betraying the country so Darnay goes on trial to show that he’s not guilty.
The French Revolution brought fighting between Austria and France, until French armies drove back the Austrian invaders, and France was self-declared a republic. Violence in France started the Reign of Terror, during which Hamilton’s federalists spoke of the evil of the revolution, blaming Democratic-Republicans for supporting the outbreak of violence in France. Jefferson and his people disagreed and felt that the price of a few thousand soldiers was a cheap one to pay for freedom. This comes to prove how the French Revolution brought the division between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans even further. Another event in this time that would bring a negative impact of american politics would be the War of 1812 which resulted from the Embargo Act.
Two parallel events have shown that Americans are prone to a culture of fear and oppression when face with acts of terror. This culture of fear invaded the minds of government and the people during the first Red Scare and after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with similar results. Due process and civil liberties were attacked in favor protecting the country. The people blindly followed as the government instituted new laws and policies that encroached on personal freedoms. In the first Red Scare of 1919-1920, the government was reacting to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the heightened nationalism of World War 1.
James F. O’Neil, a member and commander of the American Legion, was strongly against communism, viewing it as a corruptive influence that needed to be found and routed out of public institutions. O’Neil viewed communists as inherently deceitful, armed with “artful doges and ingenious dissimulations” that were employed on gullible and unsuspecting American citizens. As a way to combat these manipulations, O’Neil recommended that American citizens remain constantly alert for those in their surroundings who might be spies, and to alert the proper authorities as to any possible communists. As a man who had fought in war in service for his country, O’Neil still felt the need to protect his country, even after having been discharged from military service, by stifling any communist presence in America. O’Neil viewed communism as a corrosive force to American ideals that he had fought so hard to
But Tocqueville had the insight needed to realize that our paradise was going to be destroyed. He had lived through the French Revolution and had seen an aunt beheaded in the name of “Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality.” The atrocities committed in the name of equality would be enough to make any man suspicious of majority rule, and I do believe that his experiences colored his opinions of American