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    Fall of the Bastille

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    stormed the Bastille!” exclaimed King Louis XVI’s aide. “Is this a revolt?” asked the king. “No, sire, it’s a revolution.” On July 14, 1789, a huge, angry mob marched to the Bastille, a high security prison that symbolized royal tyranny, searching for gun powder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King, Louis XVI (Time Life 1999). The flying rumors of attacks from the government and the biting truth of starvation were just too much for the fuming crowds. The Bastille had been

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    Bastille Day

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    "Bastille Day, on the Fourteenth of July, is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution" (www.hightowertrail.com). It is very much like Independence Day in the United States because it is a celebration of the beginning of a new form of government. There are several factors that led to the Revolution. King Louis XV and King Louis XVI both led extremely extravagant lives. They spent a lot of the government's money on luxuries even while the government had

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    characteristics of a group are determined by its elements. The mob that stormed the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 was a group of citizens that were fierce, enraged, and blood-thirsty. To the people of Paris, the Bastille was a symbol of brutality and totalitarian power. It was hated because of the many stories that had emerged from its walls of horrible torture and brutality. To the people of Paris who stormed the Bastille, the prison which was the symbol of the absolute monarchy which France had been

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    of artisans, wage-earners, and tradesmen arrived at the Bastille. , Legend claims that this riled group of Parisians attacked the Bastille with the sole aim of rescuing prisoners only to find that there were, in fact, only seven prisoners there, and that the Bastille was actually a discreet prison reserved for people of influence and power, which they themselves were not. In actuality, the group of Parisian insurgents arrived at the Bastille only demanding that the governor relinquish the arms and

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    In the fourteenth century, the monstrosity of a fortress, known as the Bastille, was constructed. Around 1370, when King Charles V reigned, the Bastille was completed as a fortress, during the Thousand Years War against England (examiner.com, history.com). It was originally designed as a “bastide” or a “fortification” to defend Paris from an English attack (history.com). It was known scarcely for its five-foot thick walls linked to eight circular towers, along with one hundred foot walls and eighty-foot

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    The Bastille

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    history, symbols have had an overwhelming presence among citizens. The French Revolution had many symbols that represented power. Did the events leading up to the storming of the Bastille persuade the French citizens to believe that it was a symbol of power? There are many reasons why the French citizens would believe the Bastille to be a symbol of power. It was a very overwhelming stone structure, which stood robust, surrounded by small villages along with farmland. The architecture and placement of this

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    A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, is a story set in the year 1775 and through the turbulent time of the French Revolution. It is of people living in love and betrayal, murder and joy, peril and safety, hate and fondness, misery and happiness, gentle actions and ferocious crowds. The novel surrounds a drunken man, Sydney Carton, who performs a heroic deed for his beloved, Lucie Manette, while Monsieur and Madame Defarge, ruthless revolutionaries, seek revenge against the nobles of France

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    The French Revolution, which occurred in the late 1700’s was a period in history marked by violence and cruelty among classes. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens powerfully depicts the cruelty of French society during this time of struggle. Throughout the novel, Dickens illustrates the theme of cruelty and inhumanity of men to their fellow countryman in France. This theme grows with each chapter and each brutal event in the novel. Dickens effectively develops the theme of man’s

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    A Tale Of Two Cities

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    to Darnay’s conviction. The first event occurred when Dr. Manette was locked up in the Bastille by the Evremonde family. He was called upon to care for Madame Defarge’s sister and brother, but when they died he was imprisoned so he could not tell anyone of their murder. Madame Defarge became very angry with the loss of her family and planned revenge against all the Evremondes. Dr. Manette stayed in the Bastille for eighteen years. During his time in there he wrote a diary of what went on. He also

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    Prison to Paris

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    starts, a British man, Mr. Lorry, makes his way to Paris. He’s on a very troubling mission. Eighteen years ago Dr. Manette, a French doctor, was imprisoned without any warning or even any trial. He was locked up in the worst prison of all prisons, the Bastille. After almost two decades, he was released without any reason and he stayed with an old servant of his, Ernst Defarge. Mr. Lorry is on a mission to bring Mr. Manette back to England, where he can live in peace with his daughter. After Dr. Manette

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