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Lecture 8

EN 208 Lecture 8: "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen"

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EN 208
Juan Reyes

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“Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” September 17th, 2013 Historical Context 18th Century (1700s) American vs. French Revolutions: -American: > Fought British for Independence (economic) > “Aggressor” is outside (England) -French: > Embrace self-rights > Fighting their own government > Essentially a Civil war > Fighting hypocrisy and power structure What Two Types of Revolutions were Occurring and what Effect did they have on Litera- ture? Industrial & Political Idea of “utopian society” introduced in literature Art because means to inspire change Enlightenment Free yourself mentally & spiritually Individual thought and reason Early push for universal rights Universal brotherhood Perfection can be achieved as a community Progress/scientific “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Who- Frenc
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