Marie Antoinette Essays

  • Marie-Antoinette Essay

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    Marie-Antoinette was born on November 2nd, 1755 in Vienna, Austria to Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. She had a fairly carefree childhood and received a typical education ("Marie Antoinette Queen of France"). On May 16, 1770, at the age of 14, she had an arranged marriage with Louis XVI of France as a way to connect the countries. In May 1774, Marie-Antoinette's husband became king, consequently making her queen ("Marie-Antoinette"). Marie-Antoinette did not have a close relationship

  • Why Is Marie Antoinette Inevitable

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    assume that Marie Antoinette, the foreign Queen of France, was indeed a traitor responsible for the turmoil of the country because she was simply a wealthy woman of power made out to be a villain of circumstance by people trying to rationalize a situation in which they did not fully comprehend, which ultimately turned out to be a simple place of blame. During the period leading up to the Revolution in France there were certain expectations as to how a woman should behave, and Marie Antoinette did not

  • Coming Of Age In Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

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    Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette is a very unconventional story of the famous monarch. It is a movie that has ignored the conventional editing, dialogue, and tone of a film of its’ caliber. In a typical film we attempt to get some semblance of historical accuracy and the director does his/her work on attempting to work with the story that is given. While mostly true of the movie, it is a movie where the vision of the director is a priority. Instead of focusing on accuracy, Sophia attempts to use

  • How Did Marie-Antoinette Get Too Much Blame For The French Revolution

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    Marie-Antoinette is one of the most spoken about queens in history. She was the queen of France during the French revolution, and she had a very bad reputation. She was known for her wild partying and careless spending, which eventually led France to bankruptcy and poverty. Although she did all of these things, she gets too much blame for the poverty and revolution that existed in France during her reign. Marie was born in 1755, in Vienna. According to, she was the fairest-looking

  • Marie Antoinette Thesis

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    Marie Antoinette was queen of France. Marie Antoinette was queen of France. Marie Antoinette lived in a large family. One of Marie’s most famous saying was let them eat cake. She lived a good life but died sad. When Marie Antoinette was a child she was very happy. Marie Antoinette was born in Austria France on November 2, 1755. She was the second youngest in a family of fifteen children. When she found out that she would be queen of France her mother made her take many classes on etiquette. She

  • Marie Antoinette Influence

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    “Let them eat cake”. This famous quote is most commonly associate with Marie Antoinette, rumored to have said this when told that the peasants could not afford to eat bread. However, this was not the case, as Marie Antoinette never said such a thing. Instead, Marie Antoinette was one of the more compassionate queens of France. However, Marie Antoinette would be a victim of circumstance, as her early troubles with marriage and habits as a young woman would cause her to be hated by the public and later

  • Marie Antoinette's Speech

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    The death of Marie Antoinette prompted the speech given by Edmund Burke in 1793. The speech was given in Versailles, France following the death of the last Queen before the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria as Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna the Archduchess of Austria. She was the 2nd to last child of Maria Theresa (the empress of Austria) and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. Her childhood was very carefree and she was given everything she asked for

  • How Did King Louis Xvi Cause The French Revolution

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    decisions which contributed to the beginning French Revolution. King Louis XVI was only a young boy when his elder brother died in 1761 and his father who died in 1765, soon after his grandfather died leaving him as heir to France. In 1770 he married Marie-Antoinette daughter of the ruler of Austria Maria Theresa. This marriage didn’t help King Louis

  • Queen Marie Antoinetttte Analysis

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    In her essay, Hunt utilizes pornographic pamphlets involving Queen Marie Antoinette in order to analyze the attitudes of the French regarding gender roles, and in this way she questions the traditional interpretation of the French revolution as a period of immense change. The pornographic pamphlets, which were circulated by French Revolutionaries, sexualized Marie Antoinette in order to debase her and destroy her reputation (lecture 10/20). Hunt argues that, since King

  • Tale Of Two Cities Corruption Analysis

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    aristocracy was very well known for being extremely corrupted. The King could do whatever he wanted—he had all the say, essentially. Aristocrats and nobles could spend money the government didn’t have on lavish clothing, jewelry, parties, etc. Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France and the wife of King Louis XV, was called Madame Déficit for this very reason. France plummeted into debt

  • Fashion Victims Summary

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    Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, as its title suggests, details dress at court through the analysis of memoirs, the fashion press, and material culture. Chrisman-Campbell discusses dress for court presentation, mourning, and marriage in addition to foreign influences on French fashion, such as the American Revolution, anglomania, and orientalism. Her titular “fashion victims” include aristocratic figures like Marie-Antoinette, who Chrisman-Campbell acknowledges as “history’s

  • Storming Of The Bastille Essay

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    irresistible urge to continue their momentum and fight. Joined by four-fifths of the French army, the revolutionaries seized control of Paris and then the French countryside. In 1792, the monarchy was abolished and King Louis XVI and his wife Marie-Antoinette were sentenced to death by guillotine for treason in 1793. The factors that contributed to the storming of the Bastille was the fury of the lower class french citizens which was derived from bankruptcy and shortage of food. These factors affected

  • The Painted Girls Vs Ballet Shoes Essay

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    Marie would often fight with Antoinette over how her dedication to Emile was greater than to her family. When Emile was arrested for murder, Antoinette had stood by his side and relentlessly insisted that he was innocent. “‘Don’t you call him a murderer.’ She raises her arm in a threat. ‘Murderer!’ And there it is; the thousand pinpricks of a slap on my face.” Here was a turning point in the book, where Antoinette slaps Marie for insisting that Emile is guilty. Antoinette had never hit

  • The Causes Of The French Revolution

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    Louis XVI was considered an immature and childish ruler for his quite young age and the decisions he made which were generally not appropriate and led to political and civil confusion. He made a smart decision by marrying the queen of Austria Marie Antoinette, but at the same time he was unlucky as her

  • Compare And Contrast Egalitarianism And The French Revolution

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    Lawson Tierney-Brown - 9B History Miss Woortman Egalitarianism and the French Revolution Egalitarianism is equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status. Egalitarianism certainly was not something King Louis XVI believed in. King Louis XVI was an ignorant king living the high life while his constituents starved and struggled. France was very poor before the revolution. The monarchy paid no taxes, there were three classes

  • Olympe De Gouges Analysis

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    from Jacobin orthodoxy[…], she became the second woman (after [Queen] Marie Antoinette) to be executed by guillotine, in 1793” (Roelofs 572). Nonetheless, she can certainly be counted as one of the historical women who helped develop and modify traditional gender roles; “de Gouges uses the rhetoric of masculinity and femininity to destabilise gender roles and sexual stereotypes” (Beattie 264). Olympe De Gouges, born Marie Gouze in 1748, was one of the most profound, bellicose and confrontational

  • Why Is Marie Antoinette Wrong

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    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. Marie Antoinette

  • Let Them Eat Cake Analysis

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    Antoinette Never Said, “Let Them Eat Cake” Despite popular belief that Marie said the phrase “let them eat cake”, she actually never did say the phrase even though it probably never will be disassociated from Antoinette. In reality it was an author, Rousseau, who wrote the phrase in an autobiographical book in 1765 when Antoinette was still a child in Austria. Covington, Richard. "Marie Antoinette: the teenage queen." Smithsonian Nov. 2006: 56+. General OneFile. Web. 16 July 2015. Richard Covington

  • Romeo And Juliet Tragic Hero Essay

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    Francis I and the empress Maria Theresa, Marie Antoinette was brought up in a wealthy family and was said to be favorited by her parents (1). When she was younger, she enjoyed music and played the harp. Marie Antoinette, along with her brothers and sisters, would form musical groups and perform for her family (7). She lacked a good education because of the exclusion of women’s education during the time period. While her brothers studied more academically, Antoinette studied mostly religious and moral principles

  • Marie Antoinette's Impact On Society

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    the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette welcomed these ideas by implying individualism. Scholars classified Antoinette as a rude tramp, basing their conclusions off primaries from the frustrated poor folk. The less fortunate had been cheated by their king and his financial advisors, who failed to create solutions to help the country’s ailing economy. The French societal norms demonstrated this as women had to obey society and their husbands’ orders. When Queen Marie Antoinette defied these normalities