Happy Hour With Marquis de Lafayette
Recently, I met up with one of the most respected military officer from the 18th to 19th century: Marquis de Lafayette. I was nervous upon his arrival as we only talked through text messages. That was when I heard the sound of military boots walking up behind me. There he stood, at least 5’7’’. He had worn his white wig on that day and he had a very dignified expression on his face. His face was ovalish and his eyes were like a hawk. He had strong, powerfully built, broad shoulders and the chest of a man who often worked out. He was the type of guy that looked like he could kill with his pinky, but cuddled with kittens at night. “It is very nice to finally meet you in person”, he greeted in a French accent. “Yes, finally! Please sit,” I said. When he sat, he immediately began telling his story.
When he began talking right away, I could tell that Lafayette was a very pure human with high morals. He was a very ambitious man who longed for military glory. He didn’t want to live the life of a pampered aristocrat. With great courage and bold opinions, he wanted to feel the unity of an army, fighting alongside each other and for the future of the nation. Lafayette was a very loyal man. When he befriended the Americans, he visited them often and provided his input on the new nation. He had genuine feelings towards the men in America and France. He helped write the Declaration of the Rights of Men and got himself involved in philanthropic and civil rights restoration. Lafayette was a very honorable, sincere, strategic, and bold man who was very dedicated to his beliefs
Lafayette was born on September 6, 1757 as Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. He was brought up as a child with more than enough money.His father died fighting the British when he was two. At such a young age, he already had the ideas of revenge and justice in his mind. Her mother left him with her grandmother shortly after. With his grandmother, he learned impeccable manners and generosity became a natural trait to him. When all his family died, he became an orphan with money. After college, he decided to join the French army. Later, he married a woman named Adrienne de Noailles. However, he didn’t want to live out his years as a wealthy man yet. At the young age, he was inspired by the American's passion for justice and revolution. He “thought only of joining my colors to those of the revolutionaries”. With that being said, he ignored his King’s orders and traveled to Philadelphia. When they learned of his reputation and title, he was given a commission as a major general. His actual job was to assist General George Washington. George was the father he never had and Washington thought he was the son he never had. He helped fought in battles against the British in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Later, he returned to France to try and get help. France provided U.S. with enough money, troops, and supplies. During...