International Centre, Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing, 210008, China
Marat was the notorious French politician in the 18th century who expressed his opinions using strong pathos and emotion. This essay will focus on the employment of anger in Marat’s writings, including his Chains of Slavery (1774) and L'Ami du people (1789), taking a closer look at how Marat appealed to his emotions so as to influence readers’ psychological states and behaviours. Marat’s experience as a politician in both London and France will be analyzed in order to understand the reason behind his anger. By combining the economic and political situations in the 18th century with the arguments in Marat’s writings, the essay will provide a more comprehensive look into Marat as well.
Marat, French Revolution, Emotion, Chains of Slavery, L'Ami du peuple
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