Patrick Henry Crisis No 1 Speech Analysis

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One of the common purposes of revolutionary speeches is to inspire the common people that often have little education. Another common purpose of revolutionary speeches is to acknowledge the inevitable war. The most common purpose and possibly the most powerful is the installation of patriotism. Almost all speeches concerning the revolution tell of how England has wronged the colonies and how it is England’s own fault, and to say how the colonies have done everything in their power to avoid war with England. Most revolutionary speeches are geared so that both the educated and the uneducated can comprehend the information being given to them. In Thomas Paine’s Crisis No.1 Paine states “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves …show more content…

“THESE are the times that try men's souls.” Crisis No. 1 line 1. In this line Paine is referring to the time of war and how challenging it can be to support a war. In Patrick Henry’s speech he says, “The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.” paragraph four. Henry knows that there is a war on the horizon, and he is not afraid of it. Henry is confident that the colonies can prevail and he is trying to convince his fellow townsmen. Most all revolutionary speeches have an abundance of patriotism. Patriotism is a state of having devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. In Patrick Henry’s speech he says “Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” fifth paragraph. In this line Henry is willing to die before he will be enslaved by another country. Henry is willing to die for his country and that is the biggest act of patriotism. The ultimate gift for your beloved

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