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The French Revolution - ... The Third Estate wanted a system of majority votes, since it would give it the most say. On Jun 17, the Third Estate broke away and declared itself the National Assembly, which was a direct offence to the people in power, including King Louis XVI. (Connolly,12) The National Assembly created a new law that gave only it the power to decide on taxes. Louis XVI banned the National Assembly from its meeting hall upon hearing this. However, on June 20, 1789, the National Assembly responded by moving to the Versailles tennis court across the street and swore the “Tennis Court Oath.” The representatives swore that they would not break apart until they had drafted a constitution for the people of France, guaranteeing rights to the French people....   [tags: French History, Louis XVI] 2107 words
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THe French Revolution - ... In the table of Deaths Resulting from the Terror, the equality for all social classes is demonstrated. The table is split into social groups with the percentages of deaths from each social class. For the most part, the number of deaths is evenly distributed throughout the social classes (DOC 2). The equal distribution of deaths throughout all the different social classes confirms how much equality the Terror brought to France. No matter what social class you were from, if you were hindering the government from saving the nation, you were killed by guillotine, just like everybody else....   [tags: French History, Public Safety, Terror] 1817 words
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Poetry and Song in the French Revolution - Poetry and Song in the French Revolution The French Revolution is perhaps one of the most confusing, illogical and fascinating period of modern European history. The origins of the decade long revolution are complex and interconnected between the economic, social, religious, and intellectual. The French Revolution in many ways was a product of the Enlightenment Era gone awry. To understand how this complex series of factors affected people of the time it is crucial to understand the texts directly from that period....   [tags: French History]
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Causes of the French Revolution - The French Revolution was incited by a variety of reasons. At the time, the government was in a serious deficit resulting in great taxations. They had spent huge sums of money on the French and Indian War, and the king and nobility consumed much money to keep up with their lavish lifestyles. In addition, there was a severe economic depression at the time. In areas of agriculture, manufacturing, and trade, there were great downturns. Also, revolutionary ideas were instilled within the people during the Enlightenment....   [tags: French History] 1044 words
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French Revolution - Fight For Liberty - Rousseau once said, “Liberty is a succulent morsel, but one difficult to digest.” What does the quote mean. Who is Rousseau. And most importantly, what is the French Revolution, and how does it have anything to do with succulent morsels. Rousseau is stating that liberty is indeed something that everyone desires, but for those who achieve liberty, it’s something that is difficult to handle, and without proper moderation, liberty can be more of a hindrance than an asset. The relationship between Rousseau and the French Revolution, however, may require some further research years prior to the revolution....   [tags: French History] 1631 words
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The Three Phases of the French Revolution - History through out time has maintained a cause-and-effect pattern with almost all major events; the French Revolution being no different. The philosophes influenced the French society by giving all the estates a chance to be educated by their works. Some of these works also made it to the colonies in American and influenced them enough to bring out an uprising against England in 1775. During America’s battle for independence, French aid was sent, including the leadership of Lafayette, who brought positive ideas of liberty and justice back to France after America gained its freedom....   [tags: French History ] 1335 words
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Causes of the French Revolution - Analyze the various causes of the French Revolution. Include social, economic and ideological factors Just as any story has a climax; one can deduce that the 17th and 18th centuries were the turning point for most of European history; however, different places experienced this change in different ways. As the previous discoveries and inventions were made by remarkable scientists like Galileo, the Enlightenment was the next logical step in the era. As incredible philosophers like Jean- Jacques Rousseau along with John Locke stepped in, people all over Europe began to realize the importance and even the mere concept of reason and natural rights granted to all persons....   [tags: French History] 1145 words
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The Catalysts of The French Revolution - ... Also the king was spending ridiculous amounts for his own leisure, so they destroyed a symbolic building of their monarchy to show they wanted change and to fight against King Louie XIV. This was the reason why storming of the Bastille was one of the bigger events that started the change of nationalism and started the French revolution. The next big event that happened during the French revolution is the Tennis court oath and creation of the national assembly. This changed the Nationalism of people in France cause they now could have a constitution to follow and a new government instead of following the bad governing monarchy....   [tags: French History]
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Causes and Effects of The French Revolution - ... He was ousted after a comparatively short 17 years. The outdated political system gave way to a constitutional monarchy, and when that failed, the French Republic. This Republic however would not prove to last. Feudalism was the whole of existence for rural commoners in the time before the revolution. Farmers had no right to the land they worked and lived on. Serfs were beholden to their manor lord and provided services in exchange for protection. Serfs eventually took direct action against the system binding them....   [tags: French History]
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The French Revolution of 1789 - ... The government is the backbone of any country. Therefore, as the government goes, so does the country. Not all the blame can be placed directly on Louis XVI himself. His administrators, though they tried, could not inaugurate a sound solution to lessen their national debt. Louis XVI had not been an exceptional king either. “Louis ascended the throne at the age of twenty; he was of average intelligence, but was not overly concerned with the running of the country. In the French imagination, he was seen as representing everything that the Estates opposed: centralized government, wealth, indifference” (Hooker)....   [tags: French History]
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Impact Enlightenment had on French Revolution - The Enlightenment, an intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, had far-reaching effects on the political makeup of Europe and the New World. One of the most notable effects, occurred when the French people, inspired by the Enlightenment, fought for the notions of equality, liberty, and fraternity. The French sought to cease the corrupt aristocracy of controlled government and institute one that championed individual freedoms and the ideals of the Enlightenment. The French Revolution aspired to and achieved a government and society based on ideals of the Enlightenment....   [tags: French History] 726 words
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The French Revolution and the Concept of Nation and Liberty - ... This was intended to get rid of the marginalization and divisions orchestrated by the government through separation of the constituencies. The issuance of the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen” by the National Assembly on 26th August 1789, led the affirmation of the principles that recognized equal citizenship to individuals together with a united people’s sovereignty. During the 1790s, which was the height of the French Revolution, the French army was engaged in war with other European states....   [tags: French History ]
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Helen of War: Epistles of the French Revolution - ... During her early years in France, Williams began a relationship with John Hurford Stone, a married Englishman and radical activist. Though Stone divorced in 1794, it is unclear whether Williams and Stone ever married and their relationship caused a scandal in England which resulted in Williams being personally attacked by the British press. Before Williams first visited France in 1790, she had been celebrated as a fine, feminine poet. After publicly identifying with the Revolution, Williams was denounced as a shameless woman who had developed debased political and sexual proclivities....   [tags: French History ]
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The French Revolution for a New Government - In 1789, the French people were being unfairly treated and revolted in order to get the changes they wanted. But they had to go over many challenging obstacles to achieve this. When the financial situation in France took a turn for the worse, King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General to decide on how best to tax the people. The Estates-General was made up of the three estates of the political system of France, which was called the Old Regime. The first estate consisted of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: French History, France, War] 1547 words
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Terror and the French Revolution - Essay: Terror and the French Revolution “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death, - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities On the evening of the 14th of July 1989 1.5 million people from 17 different countries gathered along the Champs-Elysees to celebrate Bastilles Day , the anniversary of the French Revolution which had occurred two hundred years before. But what were the French celebrating, the capture of Bastille and the deaths of ninety eight people through a violent uprising ....   [tags: french history, war, european history] 1233 words
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Nicolas Sarkozy: French Icon or Controversial Leader? - Nicolas Sarkozy is known to many as a French icon. He represented France for many years, and his decisions have tainted the way France is viewed today. Although Sarkozy was a great leader, his many contentious political reforms raised awareness in the French community. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy had an immense impact over France, however his controversial actions really affected the French public by making them more aware of many political scandals. His political career skyrocketed once he was elected city councilor of Neuilly-sur-Seine at 23 years old....   [tags: French Politics] 1038 words
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How much does Napoleon owe to the French Revolution? - How much does Napoleon owe to the French Revolution. Without the French Revolution, there would be no Napoleon. Napoleon’s life was forever affected and directed by the revolution in France. His relationship with France was complex, even from the very beginning of his life. Taking a path that began with his ultimate goal of ejecting France from his homeland of Corsica to ruling the nation he had so dearly despised. Only a year before Napoleon was born, Genoa had been forced to sell Corsica to France....   [tags: French History] 1006 words
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The Sans-Culottes: A Powerful Driving Force in the French Revolution - ... Uprisings became increasingly brutal and quite sickening to even read about; the people screamed for death to compensate for their hardships, and it came. The guard was constantly on their feet, stopping one riot and proceeding to calm another. The Sans-Culottes abandoned their praised reason and diplomacy and instead furthered the Revolution and Reign of Terror with their cries for blood. The perspectives from French Guard, foreigners in Paris, and the Sans-Culottes show the influence the Sans-Culottes held because of their universally known public actions....   [tags: French History ]
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French Government: An Oligarchy Rather Than a Polyarchy - The modern French government is a unique political entity like no other in history. In my research paper I aim to show that while France's system of government appears democratic it is in actuality not. I plan to demonstrate it is more of an oligarchy than a polyarchy, polyarchy being fundamentally necessary for democracy. Drawing on research from conflict theorists I plan to show that France is not truly democratic. I plan to first draw a parallel between research on France as a pluralist state and Robert Dahl's New Haven study by showing that France like New Haven appears to be a pluralist democracy....   [tags: French Government]
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Napoleon Did Not Adhere to the Values of the French Revolution - Once Napoleon had taken power in 1802, there was a large amount of speculation over how he would save France from all of their troubles. With various domestic and foreign problems, the people looked to Napoleon reform France back into the dominant power that it was before. There has been plenty of debate over if Napoleon’s implemented laws and ideas while he was the authoritative power depicted him as being a friend or a foe of the Revolution. The question being asked is did his policies on the social structure of society and his desire to restore an absolute ruler, cause him to be perceived as a friend or a foe of the values of the Revolution....   [tags: French History]
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Dossier Personnel - French Essay - Dossier Personnel - French Essay Je m'appelle Tom. J'ai quinze ans. Mon anniversaire est le vingt-trois avril 1988. Je suis anglais. J'habite à Langton Green près de Tunbridge Wells, dans le sud de l'Angleterre. J'habitais à Wimborne. C'est très joli. Je suis intéressé par le foot et le tennis. Je joue au tennis et au foot souvent. Je joue au foot pour Langton Green et au tennis pour Crowborough. Mon rêve doit être de jouer pour L'Angleterre dans une coupe du monde et de visiter L'antarctique et Le Pôle du Nord J'ai les chevaux blonds et courts et les yeux bruns....   [tags: French Essay] 524 words
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Noél - French Essay - Noél - French Essay Noël est une fête grande pour les chrétiens mais beaucoup des personnes tout la monde aussi célèbre Noël. Je suis Hindu mais j'ai célèbre Noël parce que c'est une fête qui est agréable. J'ai célèbre Noël avec ma mère, mon père et mon petit sÅ“ur cette année. Noël est une fête grande pour les chrétiens parce que c'est l'anniversaire du Jésus Christ. Cette année, pendent la saison de Noël, j'ai acheté un calendrier d'advient. Je compte les jours le Noël avec le calendrier d'advient....   [tags: French Essay] 390 words
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Les Jeunes - French Essay - Les Jeunes - French Essay Aujourd'hui, les vies des jeunes sont plus pavés de dangêr que jamais. Tous les soirs, ils aiment aller aux boîtes de nuit et boire d'alcool ou prendre des drogues. C'est très courant de nos jours et le nombre de décès causé par les drogues et l'alcool s'augmente. Aussi bien que les toxicomanies jeunes, il y ait les autres problèmes qui nuissent aux personnes jeunes tel que la boulimie ou le Sida. Les problèmes sont causés par des pressions des adultes comme les pressions des parents qui veulent qu'on réussit et les pressions des professurs qui veulent qu'on fasse des devoirs et on réussise des bonnes notes dans les examens....   [tags: French Essays] 616 words
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L'Argent Proche - French Essay - L'Argent Proche - French Essay Le film, L’argent Proche, s’agit de la vie des enfants dans une école où chaque étudiant a une expérience différente. Le film montre la douleur de l’enfance en suivant les vies de deux garçons et leur peines. Le premier garçon qui s’appelle Patrick vivait avec son père qui ne peut pas marcher à cause de sa maladie et il n’a pas de mère. L’absence d’une mère avait un effet sur Patrick, donc il désirait avidement une petite amie. Julien, le deuxième garçon, vivait dans une famille injurieux....   [tags: French Essay] 418 words
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The French Revolution: A War of the Social Classes - The French Revolution was basically a war of the social classes. The middle class believed that in order to gain equality they had to get rid of the privileges that were stopping the progress of their rise in society. To do this they had to gain power within the government and make changes, such as, improving the tax system, creating a fair system of production where profits went to the producer, improving the whole economic system of the government, and plus many more. The revolution was a fight for equality; it was not a rebellion against poverty....   [tags: French Revolution, social class, classism, ]
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Napoleon Bonaparte Betrayed the Ideas of the French Revolution - Napoleon did not always follow through with his theories and ideas about the well being of France with actions, making him very hypocritical; there are however some contrasting points to suggest that not all his choices were insincere. Therefore his initial claims and theories were not completed, his actions contradicted his preliminary ideas. Consequently, Napoleon betrayed the ideas of the French Revolution: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. We can see how Napoleon Bonaparte repeatedly opposed himself in each one of the French Revolutionist areas....   [tags: Napoleon Bonaparte, French Revolution,]
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Mary French: The Mundane Lesson in Socialism - Mary French: The Mundane Lesson in Socialism In "Mary French," Dos Passos draws a definitive line between his feelings on capitalism and socialism, as well as the rich and the poor. The parallel lives of Eveline Johnson and Mary French reveal Dos Passos's distinct attitudes in regards to the upper and lower classes of society. As a member of high society, Eveline Johnson exemplifies Dos Passos's attitudes of the rich. These attitudes begin to take shape as Mary French enters the party, "Eveline Johnson was ushering them through some sliding doors into a high-ceilinged room dusky from shaded lights and cigarette smoke where they were swallowed up in a jam of well dressed people talking and making faces and tossing their heads over cocktail glasses" (1527)....   [tags: Mary French] 1551 words
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A Day That Went Wrong - French Essay - A Day That Went Wrong - In French J'avais attendu ce jour particulier avec impatience depuis longtemps et il était finalement arrivé : le jour du mariage de ma sÅ“ur (qui s'appelle Odette), le jour où je pourrais porter la belle robe dont j'avais rêvée pendant quelque temps. En fait, j'exagère. Tout avait était un peu précipité et je n'avais eu que la semaine précédente, mais c'était la taille parfaite et je n'aurais pas pu avoir été plus excitée. Ma pauvre sÅ“ur avait été réveillée toute la nuit-elle était tellement tendue....   [tags: French Essay] 1025 words
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Comparing the American and French Revolutions - The American and the French revolutions had many similarities and differences. One similarity being is that they both wanted to escape the rule of their King. Second, they both started by an uprising of people against unfair taxation by the monarchy. The French peasants were not represented by the Parliament. It was mainly composed of middle and upper class people. Now, the American colonists were not represented in England because of their lack of presence. Both wanted to set up a Republic, which provided liberty and justice to all classes of citizens....   [tags: American French Revolution Comparison] 1844 words
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French Lieutenants Woman - French Lieutenants Woman "French Lieutenants Woman" is a work of historical fiction that clearly represents the Victorian Age in England. The story represents the history and culture of England in the 1860's and contrasts elements of the Victorian Age with the present, with the inner plot representing the past and the outer plot representing the present. The 1981 movie "French Lieutenants Woman" was based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles. The parts of its main characters were played by Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons....   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays] 1304 words
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Lack of Unity During the French and Indian War - In previous wars, such as The French and Indian War, the colonists lacked unity. During the French and Indian War, the Indians mocked and laughed at the difficulty of pulling and working together to fight and win. The Sugar Act and Stamp Act, tax raising revenues, sparked anger among the colonists. As England issued more unfair taxes and restricted the right to protest against the unjust laws, Americans saw the importance and the strength of acting as one unified nation. Nevertheless, despite the efforts of reconciliation, such as the Olive Branch Petition, England continued to trample on the rights of the colonists, leading to a war for freedom....   [tags: French and Indian War, Revolutionary America, ] 621 words
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The French New Wave - The French New Wave In 1959- early 1960 five directors released debut feature length films that are widely regarded as heralding the start of the French nouvelle vague or French New Wave. Claude Chabrols Le Beau Serge (The Good Serge, 1959) and Les Cousins (The Cousins, 1959) were released, along with Francois Truffauts Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959), Jean-Luc Godards A bout de souffle (Breathless, 1960) and Alain Resnais Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima my love, 1959). These films were the beginning of a revolution in French cinema....   [tags: Films Movies French History Essays] 1661 words
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Causes of the French Revolution - Causes of the French Revolution The French Revolution was essentially a class war between the emerging Bourgeoisie against the Privileged class, this meant they saw the Privileged class as the only hurdle between themselves and equality within French society. Many of the ideas they pursued stemmed from the enlightenment and they believed that in order to gain their full economic, social and political potential and gain equality, the Bourgeoisie had to eradicate the privileges that were halting their rise in society....   [tags: History France French Revolution Essays]
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Le Monde des Jeunes - French Essay - Le Monde des Jeunes - French Paper Pour celebrer notre centieme anniversaire on fera un reportage especial, dans lequel on va faire une comparaison entre Londre et Paris. !!!Londres contre Paris!!. Mon experience personelle de Paris etait un peu limitee donc j'y ai visite seulemont une fois. Mais je connais Londre comme mes poches. Le deux sont des villes tres anciennes avec beaucoup de monuments historiques. Paris a ete fonde au temps des Celtes, et Londres a ete fonde au temps des Romains....   [tags: French Essay] 708 words
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The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman - The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman      The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film of historical fiction, contrasting present day relationships, morality and industry with that of the Victorian era in the 1850s.  It is an adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, the script was written by Harold Pinter.   The setting is in England, Lyme and London specifically, where Charles, a Darwinian scientist is courting the daughter of a wealthy businessman.  The film depicts Charles as somewhat of the laughingstock with the rich citizens of Lyme who regard his profession as folly.  His future father-in-law offers him a position in his shipping company which is expanding to "Liverpool and Bristol."  The scenery in this portion of the film depicts frantic building going on in the background fitting with the period of the Industrial revolution....   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays]
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French Indian War - The French and Indian War The French and Indian war raged from 1754 to 1763. Its roots began long before the first shot was fired, about 100 years before between the French and the English. The French and Indian War was not fought between the French and the Indians, but the two allied with the Canadians against the English. It was the catalyst for the Seven Years War, from 1756-1763, which was brought over into Europe, the Carnatic Wars, and it eventually lead to the American Revolution....   [tags: Wars French Indian War France Native American]
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Comparison of the American and French Revolutions - Comparison of the American and French Revolutions The American and French revolutions both compare and contrast in their origins and outcomes; both revolutions began due to the common peoples need to obtain independence and liberty from an oppressive government. The American Revolution was triggered by the American colonists need for financial independence from the overpowering nation of Great Britain, while the French revolution was a struggle to gain social equality among the masses. Although the American and French Revolutions were fought over the same ideas, the American Revolution is considered more “conservative” than the French....   [tags: American French History France War Essays] 1017 words
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The American and French Revolutions - The American and French Revolutions During the late 1700's, two great revolutions occurred, the American Revolution and the French Revolution. These two historical events happened at the same time, but had a great number of differences and very little similarity. When French Revolution occurred, it turned into a very violent and bloody event, while the American Revolution was almost nonviolent, aside from the war. In 1774, King Louis XVI made a decision that could have prevented the French Revolution by breathing new life into the French economy: he appointed Physiocrat Robert Turgot as Controller General of Finance....   [tags: History United States France French Essays] 2786 words
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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War - The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ] 800 words
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Olpc Program Limits (French Version) - Les limites du programme OLPC a. L’impact écologique Le programme OLPC connaît déjà un grand succès. Un accord a été signé avec de nombreux pays, induisant ainsi la vente de milliers d’ordinateurs portables. Ce nombre important d’ordinateurs représente aussi un grand nombre de composants fabriqués avec du plomb et autres matériaux néfastes pour l’environnement. L’impact écologique risque donc d’être énorme . De plus, les composants ne respectent pas, à l’heure actuelle, la directive RoHS. Il s’agit d’une restriction de l’utilisation de certaines substances dangereuses dans les équipements électroniques et électriques....   [tags: French] 1087 words
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The French Lieutenant's Woman as Victorian Realistic Novel - The French Lieutenant's Woman as Victorian Realistic Novel      Although The French Lieutenant's Woman was written and cinematized in the 20th century and is based on a modern film production of a piece of 19th century fiction, the stories and plots themselves have contextual elements of a Victorian Realistic Novel. Despite the inability to accurately and directly compare it with that of true Victorian literature, many of the same elements can be found and parallel one another. Some of the elements of present day contemporary novels still bear a resemblance to their Victorian predecessors....   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays]
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French Essay - J’habite a Bolton en Angleterre, j’habite dans un quartier qui s’appelle Halliwell, je l’aime parce que anime, il y a beaucoup de distractions, parcs et magasins. Bolton situe dans le nord-ouest de l’Angleterre. L’access a Bolton tres facile, il y a la gare SNCF pour le trains. Il y a (300,000) trios cent mille habitants a Bolton, Bolton est une grand ville industriel et commercial. Au centre ville il y a beaucoup a voir et a faire comme distractions: il y a des discos, de pubs, de bars , de cafes, des restaurants, un theatre qui s’appelle Octagon et un complexe de loisirs qui s’appelle ‘Albert Halls’....   [tags: French Essay] 274 words
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French Speech - L’année dernière j’ai passé une journée en France avec ma famille. On est allé en France au mois d’août parce qu’il fait beau normalement pendant les grandes vacances. Je voulais faire du shopping, aller à la plage et améliorer mon français. Je voulais aussi acheter des nouveaux vêtements. On est parti de Little Clacton à une heure du matin et on est arrive à Douvres à sept heures et demie. On a pris le Jet Ski avec mon frère pour aller à Calais. La traversée a été très difficile mais amusante....   [tags: French Speech] 263 words
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Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine's Views on the French Revolution - Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine's Views on the French Revolution Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine were two of the several strongly-opinionated individuals writing back-and-forth in response to what the others were saying about the French Revolution. Burke, a critic, writes first. Paine, a supporter, responds. In the excerpt from "Reflections on the Revolution in France", Burke argues in favor of King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette. When Marie was murdered, Burke says, “As a man, it became him to feel for his wife and his children, and the faithful guards of his person, that were massacred in cold blood about him; as a prince, it became him to feel for the strange and frightful transformation of his civilized subjects, and to be more grieved for them, than solicitous for himself....   [tags: Burke Paine French Revolution Essays] 647 words
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The Gothic Imagery in Red Room by Nicci French - The Gothic Imagery in Red Room by Nicci French Gothic Imagery 1: The red-room is dark like blood. It emits strange noises and has a large mirror that distorts Jane's appearance. The late Mr. Reed died there, and Jane imagines his ghost now haunts the room, troubled by wrongdoing regarding his last wishes. Outside it is raining, the wind blows against the moors, faint voices are heard. All of these elements--a dark and foreboding room where a family member died, the color red, ghosts and phantoms, and the romantic gothic scene of rain on the moors--are Gothic and predict future Gothic locales and themes in the plot....   [tags: Gothic Genre Red Room Nicci French Essays] 1536 words
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Creating Tension throughout Red Room by Nicci French - Creating Tension throughout Red Room by Nicci French This gothic story is about an arrogant man who has heard of the “Red Room” and believes he is above the caretakers. He makes his way through the house, commenting on his surroundings. When he arrives at the room he is less confident than he was before. He sits waiting with his revolver at the ready, expecting something solid to attack him. When the candles start to extinguish, he is suddenly unnerved. He panics and falls unconscious and awakes to find himself in the presence of the caretakers with several injuries....   [tags: Red Room Nicci French Gothic Novels Essays] 976 words
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French Culture - The French are all about preserving their culture and being individualized. They often take great pride in the French products and the French style, and believe in keeping the French culture “pure” so they also limit the amount of foreign goods that are being imported. But during the World Wars the French began to allow foreigners to immigrate into France to take jobs due to an increase in job shortages. The immigration from the World Wars added to the diversity of the French culture. Ever since the 1850’s there has been a steady flow of immigration into France, and now nine percent of the French population is made up of immigrants (Gofen 62)....   [tags: Culture ]
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