Marie Antoinette Research Paper

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Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Marie Antoinette was the beautiful Queen of France. She was accused of being selfish. She liked fashion, partying, and spending money while the people of France were starving. She was the greatest fete, meaning honor or entertain lavishly, of France. These habits were inveterate, meaning an interest that is unlikely to change. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a terrible queen to me and her beauty wouldn't make up for it. First, she was away of her riches and finery. Next, she went to prison and was beheaded by her own people during the French Revolution that began in 1789. Marie Antoinette is one of the most famous but misunderstood women in history. Maybe she was an under-educated young girl who…show more content…
Marie Antoinette had little control over her own life. She is the youngest of fifteen children. Her mother Empress Maria Theresa decided that she would marry Louis Auguste. The marriage would help make Austria become friendly with France. After long discussions, she was engaged to Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France. Unfortunately, the marriage didn't begin as planned. It took eight years for the couple to deliver a male heir. Their marriage remained unconsummated for over seven years. Marie Antoinette was not a popular queen. Without proper training she had a fascination for mingling, spending, dancing and gambling. In spite of this, after she became a mother, the partying started winding down. We must remember she was a teenager and in her early twenties when she did most of her foolishness. If she spent money often, she was in good company as the entire court of Versailles did the…show more content…
The members of the court were accused of hoarding all the bread for themselves. A rumor began that Marie Antoinette suggested that the people “eat cake” if there was no bread. Anger of their own suffering led the people to convict Louis of betrayal. He was put to death on January 17, 1793. After the execution of her husband, Marie Antoinette and her children were imprisoned. She was elegiac, having a mournful quality, and lost all will to live after her husband’s death. The thing that kept Marie Antoinette alive was her need to care for her children. Yet, Marie Antoinette was soon separated from her son, the heir to the throne. He was taken away to be imprisoned in solitary confinement. The boy died in imprisonment in

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