DBQ4: Reactions to Revolution


The painting above was created by French artist Paul Delaroche.  Painted in the 1830s, it shows the artist's idea of what the mob that stormed the Bastille in 1789 may have looked like.  The figure in white with the sword holds the keys to the Bastille.  Other members of the crowd are carrying or dragging objects that they have taken from the prison.

Document 2
a. Which elements of the image suggest that the people are not happy with the revolutionary government?
b. Do you think the artist who created this image would agree with Chateaubriand's opinions?  Why or why not?


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