The Storming of The Bastille

Imagine the Bastille


The Bastille, as you may remember from your research, was a prison that French Revolutionaries took over because it was regarded as a symbol of government oppression.

Close your eyes. Listen carefully as your teacher reads the description of the storming of the Bastille aloud to you twice.

Imagine the scene as fully as you can.

  • Now read the passage over silently, and annotate the words and phrases that seem powerful or symbolic.