Boston Massacre Rhetorical Analysis

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The above document is an example of propaganda biased in favor of the Loyalists/British. This is because in this document, the colonists are portrayed as vicious and at fault for the events of the Boston Massacre. In the image, the colonists are actively attacking the British as they are being shot at while the British seem almost fearful and to be firing in self defense. This serves as propaganda because it attempts to convince viewers that the Patriot colonists were at fault for the Boston Massacre and the the British were innocent. This is also biased heavily in favor of the British and/or Loyalists because this is what they wanted to prove. These two groups believed that the colonies should remain under British rule and that the Patriots
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