During the 1780's, the lower class of the Third Estate was very poor due to money displacement, the growth of the population, and having inexperienced Monarchs in power.
I need to feed my family but with the inflation of bread costs I can't.
The Role of Enlightenment
We can overthrow the King and become a democracy!
There should be equality and liberty in our society!
The Role of the Press
"The Friend of People" by Jean-Paul Marat
The Role of Women
Hush little Marat, don't say a word, Mama's going to buy you a mockingbird
Charlotte Corday was the women that murdered Jean-Paul Marat because she blamed him for all of the blood that has spilled so she kills him while he is taking a bath.
The Role of Mob Mentality
You have gone too far and have gotten too power hungry!
Enlightenment ideas spread through France which made people question their current society. The ideas of democracy, equality, and liberty were spread around.
You are going to die just like the 800 people you kill each month!
During the Reign of Power there as violent oppression and anyone, could be killed. People could be executed for complaining about bread prices, showing mercy to the monarchy, and being against the revolution. The people finally had enough of him and executed him by the national razor (the guillotine).
The newspaper that Jean-Paul Marat released, displayed paranoid behavior and that the only answer is bloodshed and violence. He urged the people to take action and encouraged mob mentality.