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The fictional story The Scarlett Pimpernell by Baroness Orczy portrayed many factual events pertaining to the French Revolution and also created an interesting story to captivate an audience All the characters showed the attitudes of society both in France and in England during the Reign of Terror 1792 The story of the Scarlett Pimpernell reflected on the idea of a secret identity saving the nobles from Madame Guillotine The story was told through the French counterrevolutists the French Revolutionists and the English With the meeting of the Estates-General on May 5 1789 the Revolution began The representatives of the Third Estate led the way Some of the nobles and many of the clergy joined with them They changed the name of the gathering from Estates-General which represented classes to National Assembly which represented the people of France When the king shut them out from their usual place of meeting they took the famous Oath of the Tennis Court June 20 1789 pledging themselves not to separate until they had given France a constitution At the start of the French Revolution the French people overthrew their ancient government in 1789 They took as their slogan the famous phrase Liberte Egalite Fraternite--Liberty Equality Fraternity Equality or doing away with privilege was the most important part of the slogan to the French revolutionists For equality they were willing to sacrifice their political liberty They did this when they accepted the rule of Napoleon I Fraternity or brotherhood with all men was also sacrificed However they did win equality before the law The CounterRevolutionist was the people who revolted against Robespierre There were many people in the Scarlett Pimpernell who at first were loyal and obedient to Robespierre and the friends of the republic but then realizing the unjustness of the Revolution decided to rebel against him and his council and take the side of the Scarlett Pimpernell which in actuality was Sir Percy Blakeney Armand St
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