Scarlet Pimpernel Analysis

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The book The Scarlet Pimpernel immediately led into action that held you at the edge of your seat, restlessly chewing your nails. It started by explaining the complexity of escaping from France during the French Revolution that began in 1789, and told of the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel that snuck Aristocrats out of the country. The story follows the tale of Mrs. Marguerite Blakeney, wife of wealthy Sir Percy Blakeney. Marguerite is enveloped in a troublesome issue of protecting her brother, who is aiding the Scarlet Pimpernel, or to protect the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, or which she herself does not know. Though the idea of a mysterious brave man strikes a chord in Marguerite’s young, loving heart, she chooses to protect her brother and discovers information of who the Scarlet Pimpernel may be for the french government. After many events that inevitably lead to Marguerite discovering that Sir Percy himself is the Scarlet Pimpernel, Marguerite realizes with growing dread that she has quite possibly doomed her husband to a tragic death as now the french government was on his tail. She acquires the help of one of Scarlet Pimpernel’s nine-teen members and sets sail for France in a desperate attempt to save her husband and her brother. This being the main summary of the book, the ending is very happy as they manage to fool the French and narrowly escape from their clutching fingers. This book is set in the year of 1792, a few years after the french revolution
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