Imagine having a life or death situation, and all you need to do is convince the public to fight against it? Would you use use logic, ethics or emotions to persuade them to come to a decision? During the time that the colonies were being approached by the British, the colonist were using every way possible to avoid the fight; however, the British kept coming and it was time to fight. Patrick Henry used pathos as his persuasive technique in his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech to convince the Virginia Convention. To Henry, it was important for him to convince the public to fight so they wouldn't back down from the British and risk becoming enslaved.
This is why Henry used that allusion. Another thing that Henry says that proves Henry feels like England has betrayed them is when he said, “...are fleets and armies necessary?” (paragraph 3) In this quote it is shown that Henry feels like England didn’t need fleets and armies to get done what they wanted done and it just wasn’t something that they even needed. Saying something like this would make his listeners really think about if England really did need armies. Then they would see that it was not necessary for England to have fleets are armies. Both of these quotes prove that Henry uses England betraying the colonist as a way of his audience to get a good understanding of what he is saying.
Patrick Henry’s claim in his speech to the Virginia Convention is war with England is the only way to win freedom and their desires because England makes this the only choice. Before Patrick went up there were other men that had spoken before him, these men were speaking their views on whether or not they should initialize the war. Once Patrick has his chance to say his part he believes that they should fight because England hasn’t been fair. Patrick states this basically by saying “An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us”. This is such a powerful statement because what he’s proposing is extremely dangerous.
The people very well wanted that independence but they are feared to do anything to fight for it. It was also the time of slavery and many people were afraid of being enslaved. So a man came and gave a wonderful speech at the convention by the name of Patrick Henry. It was so important for Patrick Henry to persuade the colonist, he wanted them to be on his side and think Britain is
By using celebrations and sacraments that actually occur Achebe gains credibility of his work. Earlier in the book Achebe talked about how Umuofia was feared by the other clans, by letting the missionaries in and granting them the land to stay they have lost some of that respect. “If Umuofia decides on war, all would be well. But if they chose to be cowards, he [Okonkwo] would go out and avenge himself.” (199). Achebe helps the audience understand that some people in these tribes need to be the strongest, which is why he would include how
He creates a powerful and commanding tone for the second Virginia convention. The convincing and commanding speech, “Give me Liberty Or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry emphasizes religious reference to help him makes his argument. For example, he says "Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss" which is a reference to Judas betrayal of Christ. In conclusion though he is talking about how Parliament is pretending to be nice but will only turn on the colonists as soon as they get a chance. He’s comparing the Parliament with Judas and the colonists with Christ to advert to a time where one of the most famous betrayals went on.
The speech’s main purpose is to persuade people to fight for their freedom. Patrick Henry’s speech is truly meant to persuade the Virginia Convention to prepare for war if the British government fails to comply to the needs of the convention. He uses an urgent and inspirational tone to deliver a thought provoking speech. This is essential to getting his point across, and that the need for assertiveness is significant. The convention was practically split in half, some wanting peace no matter what, and others who wanted immediate action toward the Britains.
he wants many people to come together and speak on that subject. Although a very interesting question that could come up in the debate is why Patrick Henry compares freedom or slavery and the British coming to America. This question is answered in his speech, he says that the British have a history of deceiving people, they show no mercy or compassion. This is why tries so hard to convince all the Americans to
In Patrick henry’s Speech at the Virginia Convention, he sought to get his opinion across to the colonists. In this speech Patrick Henry tries to persuade the colonists to declare war against the British. Patrick Henry uses appeals of shared values, facts and data, and figurative language to entice the colonists to join the fight for independence. Patrick Henry uses appeals to shared values in order to address the colonists that they all share the same mission. For example, Henry claims “But different men often see the same subject in different lights.” Henry is addressing that they might not have or agree with the same opinions as others but they all share the value of fighting for their independency.
During this time, religion was very important so it was very crucial for Patrick Henry to mention this in his speech, because it was a main appeal everyone had in common. Finally, Patrick Henry uses the rhetorical appeal of logos, logic appeal. Mr. Henry uses logos when he says, “...what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission?”. This is a logical analysis, because he points out that there is no other reason for the warlike products, but for the Americans. Another logical point Mr. Henry makes is when he says “...we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on...petitioned...remonstrated...supplicated...and implored its interposition...there is no longer any room for hope.” He points out to the convention that they have tried every other possible way and the outcome remains the same—failure.
he replied and then said in his opinion "but I also think that people invoke the flag because they want to endorse on some level, even secretly or subconsciously, the very rational for the Confederacy. When people say heritage not hate, they are omitting the obvious, which is heritage is hate. when someone says it 's about history well that particular history is inseparatable from hate. Because