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Western Civilization HY 1020-13g-8Unit II AssessmentDiscuss the nature of Marie Antoinette. Was her nobility to blame for her actions, and shouldshe have foreseen the coming revolution?Your response should be at least 500 words in length.SelectedAnswer:Marie Antoinette was the representation of the Royal Families excesses. Marie liveda life of lavishness, constantly spending the Royal Families money and throwingextravagant parties. Marie would fit in perfectly with the wealthy classes oftoday, continuously spending money without the thought of where the next dimewould come from for them to spend. Marie lived a carefree life from the time shewas a small girl in school up until the time just before she was imprisoned. Mariewas living a life that she was not ready for, with her being married at a very youngage to help secure alliances with France and Austria. Marie was just a kid beingrequired to do the job fit for a grown woman. At such a young age and trying tofind herself, we can see that the position of power that was given to MarieAntoinette was not a good thing for her nor the people. Had Marie married at alater time in her life and not at such a young age or been given the power she hadwhen she became Queen, I believe that she might have used her position of powerin a different way to better the life of the people. The way that Marie lived her lifeat the time shocked and even made the middle class and especially the lower classvery jealous of how she lived. Marie at first was popular with some people, mostlyher friends (upper class men and women) that she helped through throwing partiesand getting those people what they needed.Marie and her husband lived two totally different lives. Marie's husband put hisfocus towards learning through reading books while Marie lived her life through theeyes of music, parties, and lavish clothing. Marie spend a lot of her time away fromher husband and therefore that brought speculations about affairs that she wassupposedly involved in. Marie continued to live her life as she saw fit instead of

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Term
Winter
Professor
BenitaFox
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Marie Antoinette, Bourgeoisie, Marie

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