Essay Napoleon Bonaparte

Essay Napoleon Bonaparte

… France’s leaders: “Napoleon… was a French citizen… and like St. Paul, he was always proud to say, ‘I was born free’” (5). Thompson’s narrative is an irony of what the future holds for Bonaparte: his being a French citizen escapes him from the bondage most Corsicans have been subjected to; however, this fact is ironic in thatBonaparte will eventually subject France and other European nations into bondage.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s power extended throughout Europe: starting from small nations up to France, Bonaparte seized other nations such as Naples, Holland, Germany, Prussia, Portugal, and a host of other European states, all of which were governed by Bonaparte under the Code Napoleon. However, his meteoric rise to power eventually disintegrated, at during the period of 1813-1814, Bonaparte’s empire started to fall due to military and financial crises. Bonaparte tried to escape prosecution by attempting to commit suicide; however, his failure to do so successfully and his failure also to escape resulted to his exile in St. Helena. Thompson’s discussion of Bonaparte’s last days is detailed in Thompson’s biographical account because it provides readers with insights of the nature behind Bonaparte’s downfall both as …

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