Social Economic Status
Her head rolls from her body because while she enjoys living in the upper social class society she neglected to recognize what was happening with the poor economic class of France. While she was indulging in plentiful food and champagne, the poor class could not even find bread to eat. In a scene in the film an aid to the royal court states, "They cannot even afford bread." The rumor circulates that Marie's response was, "Let them eat cake." In the film, Marie denies saying such a horrific statement. Nonetheless, the poor class of France starts a revolution and call for Louis XVI and Marie's head. Subsequently, the people storm Versailles and send Marie running for safety with her children. How quickly she forgot about her humble roots when she became Queen of France. Marie successfully advances her social economic status and while being consumed with luxurious and gourmet food and top-notch champagne, she lost sight of the suffering of those living in the lower class. The consequences were dyer straights. The people took up pitchforks and sickle, and unfortunately, Marie's head rolled!