Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some Messages of French Revolution 1789

French revolution is an important time in history of man kind. To many people, it is perhaps the start of the modern age. The events before the revolution and after it were full of anarchy and a lot of people lost their lives. It was a very troubling time for France.
With all the problems and anarchy, the message of French revolution was very powerful. It inspired of the people of France and inspired the people of Europe and America. Just thirteen years before the French revolution, American war of Independence happened and it was also like a revolution itself with its own message. However, the message of French revolution was more powerful because perhaps it talked about humanity in general. Equality, liberty and brotherhood can be applicable to people of all age and all nationality.
About French revolution, the best novel that I can think of is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Here, we can see both sides of the coin. Dickens showed the torture of the aristocrats and also showed the anarchy that happened when the aristocrats fell.
In England there was a fear that the same thing could happen but it did not happen. In stead, in England, another kind of revolution happened and it was industrial revolution. As a result of the Industrial Revolution, many people came to the towns and cities and a new economy and social system emerged in England

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