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ENGL 131 final paper - sense, she criticizes the way in...

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Presentation As a group, we’ve decided to centralize our research around Murray’s portrayal of the consequences of freedom. In theory, she believes that liberty and licentiousness are at opposite ends of the moral spectrum, but that they are often confused and linked together by those who don’t understand the larger implications of each. In its own pursuit of freedom, Murray criticizes France because it “exhibits, at this period, a spectacle, from which lacerated truth indignantly hastes, at which reason stands aghast, while morality and holy religion have received from base and murderous hands a fatal stab.” In this
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Unformatted text preview: sense, she criticizes the way in which France has conducted its ultimate quest for freedom and implies that its revolutionaries have likely confused licentiousness and liberty, or have at least acted in a licentious manner while pursuing liberty. Murrays reaction to the French Revolution is typical of her political party, the Federalists, who generally believed that the radical notion of overthrowing an entire governmental system with no alternative plan is ludicrous and lacking in virtue....
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