Famous Last Words

Hello All!

That’s right, I’ve made up yet another segment. It will probably take me some time before I make a concrete blogging schedule, but until then that just means that all of you will get to enjoy a wide variety of writing related topics. This one,  for example, was actually inspired by John Green who has included a number of famous Last Words in his Vlogbrother videos. Basically, I will be choosing one of the worlds most renowned historical figures every week, and alongside them I will present what historians have recorded to be their ‘last words’ before dying.

Today’s Famous Last Words came from the lips of Marie Antoinette, right before she was beheaded.

Marie Antoinette

You would expect it to have been something profound, given her position as the Queen of France, but sometimes you just can’t think of something inspirational to say when you’re walking to your death. The last words spoken by this monumental figure were as follows:

“Monsieur, I beg your pardon”.

Her executioner was the one to hear these words, as she had accidentally stepped on his foot on her way to the guillotine. I actually find this to be a very strong indication of her character as a human being; not to many people would be willing to take the time to apologize to the person who was about to cut off their head. Famous last words don’t have to be something exaggeratedly profound. The best things in life, after all, are the simplest things.

That’s all for today. As always, happy reading!

Cheers 🙂


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