Q.:- What message is Young trying to convey here? Whom does he mean when he speaks of ‘slaves’? Who is he criticising? What dangers does he sense in the situation of 1787?
Young is conveying the message that any social system based on Injustice will not last long and its consequences can be disastrous for the exploiters.
The ‘slaves’ mentioned by him are the peasants, servants and landless sharecroppers, who were the underprivileged and deprived sections of Franch society at that time.
He is criticizing the complete social system and particularly the noblemen and the clergy.
The danger sensed by him is violence from the underprivileged sections on the noblemen and their families.