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The Significance of the Storming of the Bastille Fortress
By Eddie Ho
24 November 2003
Mr. J. Patsalides
The Significance of the Storming of the Bastille Fortress by Eddie Ho
Before the revolution, the Bastille was a symbol of power, a symbol of terror, the symbol that represents the absolute rule of the monarchy of King Louis XVI. It prevented what the people wanted: liberty, equality, and fraternity. The Bastille served as a ground for imprisoning prisoners that were never to be seen again. However, things changed on July 14, 1789 when the Bastille was stormed by the peasantry. The once powerful fortress of the Bastille was overrun by protesters within a few hours. The rule and control of the absolute king was weakened. The revolution followed, and the king was overthrown. It was because of the fall of the Bastille were the peasants able to realise that they can make changes to the country. The collapse of the powerful symbol that represented the absolute state showed that the king's power and control can be defeated. Its significance showed the people of France that they can attain their desires, and that they
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