The Looks of Liberty
Revolutionary leaders during the French Revolution realized that symbols, flags, colors, and cartoons had huge impact on politics and the beliefs of the French people. The symbols, flags, colors, and cartoons provided the revolutionaries and the French people an opportunity to define themselves and their revolution while showing loyalty to the nation. The symbols, clothes, flags, and art stood for not just what their role in the French revolution was, but the symbols, flags, and colors demonstrated what the individual’s beliefs were at this time of the Revolution. This is important because the symbols obviously meant a great deal to the French Revolution and who represented the Republic. Symbols of the French Revolution exist still today the flying of our nation’s flag, wearing the colors of our nation, and symbols that represent our nation. Revolutionaries showed these symbols for reasons I want to take a deeper look as to why these symbols, flags, colors, and cartoons meant to the revolutionaries’ lives during the French Revolution. I want to know why the Liberty Cap was symbolic and where did it come from. Why did the French citizens hang flags outside their doors to show nationalism? And what if the French citizens not show or demonstrate the Republic through symbols? Overall I want to look at why these symbols represented the French Revolution like it did and what these symbols represented to the Revolutionaries. Symbols
Symbols were important to the revolutionaries in many ways. Symbols stood for liberty, nationalism, and freedom from the monarchical government that France had. The revolutionaries showed a need to eliminate the symbols of monarchy from the French citizen’s imagination. In this process of the revolutionaries getting rid of the symbols of monarchy they had to find their own symbolic image that represented the revolutionaries during the revolution. In order for the revolutionaries to find their symbols it was thought...
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