However, the actual discord within the Convention occurred not between the Mountain and the Gironde, but between the aggressive antics of the minority of the Mountain and the rest of the Convention. The Mountain was composed mainly of members of the middle class, but represented the constituencies of Paris. As such, the Mountain was delicate to the motivations of the city and responded strongly to demands from the working class sans-culottes. The Mountain operated on the assumption that what was greatest for Paris would be greatest for all of France. An typically chilly and uneventful romantic drama, “Brokeback Mountain” has all of its performers appearing to the perfect of their skills, and that is probably the most effective cause to see it.
Following their coup, the Mountain, led by Hérault de Séchelles, rapidly began building on a new structure which was completed eight days later. The Committee of Public Safety … Read More