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Joan of Arc is simultaneously one of the most well documented figures in history and one of the most widely represented in literature and film.
We know more about her than any other person up until her lifetime, and yet she is still a mystery in many ways. How did she come to accomplish what she did?
How do we explain her voices? How much of an influence did she have on the war? Is she a proto-feminist radical or a model for conservatism? Fictional representations (as well as historical ones) have attempted to explain her in various ways, and people with every sort of political and social agenda have appropriated her as a hero of their conflicting causes.