Coppola depicts Marie Antoinette as a fun, outgoing individual who tries to not focus much on politics but on being creative and tries to bring some fun into the lives of the French Royalty. Rossellini depicts Louis XIV as a boy who at first didn’t want to have all the power. He wanted to live life as a young man for a bit. However, he does begin to become more responsible and realizes that he must help improve France. I do see some similar traits between the two characters, but i think there are more differences between the two of them. As the female, Marie didn’t have much say in the political meetings or anything like that. her job was to give the king a son and France their next king. So her childish behavior did get the best of her, at least that’s what I think. Since she had so much time on her hands, she pretty much did whatever she wanted to do. She would take her friends on walks through meadows. They would rest in a hut and drink tea, do garden work, and she would read to them. Marie liked to party and gamble. To add to her childishness and immature behavior, Marie was a lose lady who had many affairs with Louis XIV. Before Louis had matured he to liked to mess around and sleep with many women, but he was still young before he realized that he had to take responsibility and start doing things for his country and people. I do think that Marie’s gender had a big part in the differences between the two of them. Since she was the queen her main if not only purpose was to give birth to the next king of France.