If You Could Be Anyone in the World in History, Who Would You Be? by Alexandra Magee


by Alexandra Magee

The topic that I have chosen is who I would be if I was anyone in history. The reason I chose this topic is because I have often wanted to be someone from a different era and time. The person I have chosen is Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette was born on November 2nd, of 1755. Originally born Austrian she then legally became French in order to marry Louis-Auguste the Dauphin of France. She was crowned Queen of France in 1774, only 4 years after she had married the Dauphin. many people disliked or even loathed her because of her beauty and personality. She later on became known as Madame Deficit because she would spend so much money and have the most luxurious things especially during the famine. Marie Antoinette was executed in the year of 1793. She died leaving most of France in debt.

The reason I would want to be her is because of her lavish lifestyle. I also would want to be her because not only did she have a high taste in fashion, but she also loved to help young children and teach them about different things. I also like to teach children at my Mom’s daycare, so either way in any era I would be able to do what I love, which would be teaching. She also loved animals, gardening and the outdoors. Considering she can afford to buy a cottage in a meadow to be able to raise animals, garden, and just be outside, this just gives me yet another reason that I would want to be Marie Antoinette.


  1. Elizabeth Guydan says:

    There were a lot of great articles in this issue of the Walsh EZine. I really enjoyed the article by Alexandra Magee that asked you to imagine yourself as someone in history. It was a treat to read articles written by some of my students, too, such as Rishabh Jain and Alyssa Tunno. Keep up the great work with this publication!

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  3. Julia Long says:

    Dearest Alex. I have read through your discord and find it most illuminating about key traits of your personality that once confounded me. I must disagree with you, however. I would not like to be Marie Antoinette. While she did live a rich and lavish lifestyle, and she did love children, I do not believe you need to become her to have a wonderful taste in fashion (which you already possess) or a gift with the young’uns. Marie Antoinette was a known airhead, and had a severe lack of empathy towards the poor. You are a very empathetic person, so Marie Antoinette and you are not similar in all ways. While your article was well-written, wonderfully illustrated, and very in-depth as to the more elusive aspects of your character, I must remain steadfast in my disagreement.

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