La Dernière Classe was written during the Franco- Prussian war. In the story, the Germans dont let students learn French.
In the passage I chose, the French teacher is being prohibited from teaching the French language. Since words cant properly convey his emotions, he gets choked up and writes Vive La France on the chalkboard.
Je trouve que le fin de La Dernière Classe est le plus fort pièce de le conte.