Bastille Day

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  • Bastille Day Attack

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    Much of the world has a heavy heart following the attack in Nice, France during a Bastille Day celebration. With 83 civilians dead and over 200 injured, this is one of the most deadly civilian attacks in recent history. Much of the world also asks the same question: how could this happen? While the attacker did have deadly weaponry, the main destruction of the attack was caused by a rented truck, similar to an American U-Haul truck. Large and essentially unstoppable, this truck sped down over a

  • Essay on The Eiffel Tower: A Rich History

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    The Eiffel Tower Have you ever thought about going on vacation this summer? If you are, you should go to the wonderful Eiffel Tower located in Paris, France. There are many reasons as of two why you should consider going there, but these are the important ones; the life of Gustave Eiffel, description of the Eiffel Tower, and the tourist attraction. Alexander-Gustave Eiffel was an only son and the first child of Catherine- Melanie Eiffel and Francois-Aleixandre. He was born on December

  • Discrimination: An Attack On Bastille Day In France

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    On the beaches of Cannes, France, three Muslim women and their families decided to go for a swim on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. These families were enjoying the beautiful day building sandcastles and collecting seashells. When all of a sudden, a French officer asks the women to change out of their swimwear (“Nice” 2). These women were wearing a more modest swimsuit called the burkini. The burkini is a swimsuit designed for Muslim women, to allow them to go to the beach while still adhering

  • Post 9/11 Narrative Essay

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    divide being nothing more than a physical barrier that prevents us from realizing that we are one in the same. The idyllic version of France I had in my mind was shattered by a van crashing into my brothers and sisters who celebrated their “Independence Day”. The shock that it gave me jolted my love for people, made me realize that people love me, and made my goal in life become one of love and compassion because you never know when you can die. If I was 25 minutes west of where I was at, I would’ve been

  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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    Key Characters Charles Darnay is on his way to Paris in the fall of 1792 in search of Gabelle. Along the way, he is stopped in several villages by revolutionaries, and is scorned as an emigrant and an aristocrat. At one point, he is forced to hire two men to “escort” him to Paris. When he finally gets to Paris, he is declared to be a prisoner and is taken to La Force prison. He encounters several other aristocrats and French royalty who are imprisoned there, and who seem so lifeless and dead that

  • The Causes Of The Enlightenment And The Stonewall Riots

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    of the LGBT community, bottles were thrown from those in the bar. This led to an uprising in which the police were barricaded into the establishment and the rioters attempted to set the building on fire (which they do eventually). For the next 5-6 days, more LGBT activists would gather to protest in the area meeting the police who tried their best to stop them. In the end, the riots ended when the New York City Riot Police came in to control the area. One of the survivors of the riots, Scott G

  • The Use of Mobs in “a Tale of Two Cities”

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    The nature of mobs is a significant theme in “A Tale of Two Cities.” In both the movie and the book, mobs are portrayed as powerful. Mobs are made up of many people with the same thoughts and motives. Mobs can also be very destructive for that same reason. Dickens uses the mob mentality to depict the bloody horror and the ultimate success of the French Revolution. In the book, Dickens portrays the people as having the hatred necessary for mob violence. Immediately, the book shows us an example

  • The Downs Of The French Revolution

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    to Madame Defarge’s ability to make people bloodthirsty, as well as causing her to become blinded by her hatred and want to hurt innocent people. To begin with, Madame Defarge used her ability to rile people up to make people hungry to kill. The Bastille, one of the main symbols of the revolution, was a prison is which seven people were being held captive along with various kinds of ammunition. In the novel, Madame Defarge leads a large group of women to the Bastile and prepares them for the revolt

  • Tale Of Two Cities Essay

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    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing behind us…” During the french revolution things for the people became tough causing people to think they did not have long to live. The population spiked causing tones of poverty to the extent that lead to the stigma; you should get married and live life because you do not know how much

  • Character Journal - Original Writing

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    forced me to pay for being taken to the capital because they were “protecting” me. I later on heard a man’s scream. He was explaining that the property of emigrants are taken by the Republic and not returned. I knew this wasn 't going to be an easy day. As I passed through the area 's, many stared at me with evil faces. Many stated that they wanted to kill me. I knew I didn’t do anything wrong but I was treated as a prisoner. They explained that I now have no rights because I’m an emigrant. I was