scroll to top
Madame La Guillotine Essay Examples
186 total results
The History of the Usage of Guillotine in France
The Guillotine was used during the French Revolution to behead thousands of captured prisoners and revolutionaries. ”Every man condemned to death will have his head cut off." (Foucault 12) The executions were done publicly, hundreds would gather to watch the victims die. The crowds often included people who would set up pic...
A Review of Emma Orczy's Novel The Scarlet Pimpernel
The historical novel entitled The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic and truly deserves this prestigious title. The author of this enthralling 267 page book is Baroness Emma Orczy and it was published by Dodd, Mead & Company in the year 1964. The scene is set in the terrorized Paris of revolutionary France in the 1800's....
The Guillotine Became the Jacobin Regime's Trademark
The Jacobins are the regime that ruled France by terror From early June 1793 until late July 1794. To some they are to be praised, to others they are hated upon and justifiably. Albert Mathiez (1874-1932), depicts Maximilien Robespierre [the leader of the Jacobins] as a hero. But, on the other hand, Alphonse Aulard (1849-19...
A Controversy of Flaubert's Madame Bovary during Its Time
The reason why Flauberts book was so controversial during his time is because readers thought that he was glorifying adultery and insinuating that French middle-class women were lecherous whores. Another reason for the controversy would be Flauberts scandalous descriptions of Emmas lewd sexual acts, such as Emmas tearing of...
A Comparison of Madame Butterfly and Madame Chrysanthemum
The Victorian period was a time when gentlemen (and sometimes ladies) of leisure embarked on adventurous escapades around the world. Many of these travelers were avid communicators, writing letters, articles, and keeping journals of their travels. All these personal interpretations of what they witnessed combined to create...
A Literary Analysis of Symbolism in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary-Symbolism For Lack of a Better Man Gustave Flaubert presents one extreme side of human life many would very much rather think does not exist. He presents a tale of sensual symbolism within the life of Charles Bovary. Madame Bovary is the story of Emma Bovary, but within the scope of symbolic meaning, the ma...
The Theme Love Conquers Hate in Tale of Two Cities
In Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, three strong women play major roles in the novel. Lucie Manette, Madam Defarge and Miss Pross are all examples of strong, influential women. Their strengths vary thou, being either physically strong or strong in their hearts. Their strengths can be seen helping others, or even gett...
The Boundaries That Should Not Be Crossed, as Seen in Madame Bovary by Flaubert
In a grand ball at La Vaubyessard, Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" describes Emma's first ever experience with the wealthy. She not only enjoys herself, but she tries to embed this "heavenly" memory within a mind morphed by countless romantic novels. In addition to her great passion for the rich, she also rej...
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary: Components of Successful Marriage in Literature
What are the major components of a successful marriage? Trust? Communication? Love? What happens when these vital components are missing? Could a marriage survive the absence of these extremely important elements? In the novels Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy and Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, there is a lack of these major...
The Impact of Japanese Art of Kabuki on Puccini's Opera Madame Butterfly
'One fine day' in 1854 an ominous black ship sailed into Nagasaki harbor, prying open the wall that stood between the East and the West. On another 'fine day' in 1904 European audiences saw the premiere of what was to become one of the most beloved operas ever known, using a combination of music from both east and west. Puc...