Marat / Sade Setting & Symbolism

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Charenton

The French lunatic asylum, Charenton, is the location of the play and holds within its walls t the chronically mentally ill, the criminally insane, and the socially unacceptable.

Caen

Caen is the home of Charlotte Corday. Corday says that anti-Revolutionaries are gathering in Caen to plot the assassination of Marat.

Declaration of Human Rights

The Declaration of Human Rights is a document that defined the cause of the French Revolutionists, that defined the individual and stated that the rights of men and citizens must be universal.

Bastille

A fortress and prison in France, the Bastille was stormed during the French Revolution and adopted as a symbol of republicanism. The Bastille was used as a state prison by the kings of France.

Guillotine

The guillotine is a device used in the execution of aristocrats and traitors during the Revolution and it becomes a symbol of the Revolution. The...

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