What are the three mottos of the French Revolution in Book the Third, Chapter One in A Tale of Two Cities?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The three mottos or pillars if you like of the French Revolution are revealed in the chapter you mention: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. It is important to realise how central these three foundations are to the creation of France today as we know it. Each of the three is represented by a different colour which makes up the tricolor, or the French Flag, clearly placing them at the centre of the nation's values and beliefs.

Also note how they arose out of the experience of years of serfdom of the French peasantry. The French Revolution, although perhaps more famed for its bloody executions at the hand of "Madame La Guillotine", is also famous for the liberty that it gave to the people of France who were know freed from the shackles of the nobility, the new-found equality they were given in this new nation and the fraternity with which it was to be built upon.

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The three mottos of the French Revolution are: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death.

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