The Eight - Study Guide Section 15, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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That night, Robespierre visits David, telling him that Mireille was behind Marat's murder, that he (Robespierre) assumes they talked about the Service in the moments before Marat's death, and that he (Robespierre) is desperate to know what they said. As proof of his sincerity, he tells David that the Service is the source of power behind the anti-monarchist Revolution that's taking place not only in France but across all of Europe as well. He goes on to explain that he learned about the Service from the rebel philosopher Rousseau, telling a lengthy tale about how Rousseau learned about the power of the service from an Italian courtier, Casanova, who took him on a centuries-old ritual walk through the streets of Venice - a town founded by Phoenicians. The walk, according to the story told by Robespierre, followed a pattern diagrammed by Rousseau (and reproduced as...

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