France, the Dreyfus Affair, and Zola Analytical Essay by Top Papers

France, the Dreyfus Affair, and Zola
An analysis of the statement, "Captain Dreyfus would have lived his life out on Devil's Island had it not been for Emile Zola's passion for justice."
# 141452 | 2,500 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (European - 19th century)


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This paper explores the world famous Dreyfus Affair and its place in history. The paper relates that Dreyfus was a Jewish military officer accused of treason, and Emile Zola wrote an open 4,000 word statement to the president of France, entitled I ACCUSE, you of conspiracy, cover-up etc.

From the Paper:

"In order to fully explore the scope of the statement: "Captain Dreyfus would have lived his life out on Devil's Island had it not been for Emile Zola's passion for justice," the entire interplay and surrounding social construct of France in the late 19th century has to be considered. No one person stands alone in the context of history, and there is no more evidence of this than the high drama known as the Dreyfus Affair, that is still remembered, and in some cases celebrated, today. "There are no fait divers in history," quoting Theodore Reinach, Histoire Sommaire de l'Affaire Dreyfus, 1924, p.1. Faits Divers is a French..."

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