Symbolism is a literary element commonly used by several authors to help represent a bigger picture. It can help the reader relate what the author is talking about to something more well known. In Patrick Henry’s speech, “Speech in the Virginia Convention”, Henry uses symbolism to help the listeners realize the negative actions and effects of Great Britain, and also to make them want to go to war. During the time Henry gave his speech, King George had just recently passed the Stamp Act.
It was extremely important for Paine to persuade the colonist to continue the war for American independence. He used pathos by using a parent’s love for their children against them to convince the army to continue on with the war. By way of example, when Paine is talking about a tori and patriotic father “finished with this unfatherly expression ‘Well! Give me peace in my day…’ and a generous parent should have said ‘If there must be trouble let it be in my day; that my child may have peace’ and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient enough to awaken every man to duty” (Paine 109).
Daniel Galindo p.6 The speech of Patrick Henry The Virginia convention had a well written speech written by Patrick Henry. He uses persuasion techniques in his speech to persuade everyone at the convention such as Pathos. He uses this wisely and amazing for the speech he gave. They were in the time period of Britain taking control and they had no independence.
In Patrick Henry’s speech in the Virginia Convention he talked about how the people of Virginia needed to fight the British. In Benjamin Franklin’s speech in the Convention he talked on how he thought the Constitution had some problems and how he thought it could be different to help all the people of the country. In both of the speeches there are a few similarities as well as some differences. Both Patrick Henry and Ben Franklin they talked about what the people should do and how they can do it using by using their ability to move the people to action.
Patrick Henry “No man thinks more highly than i do of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house. ”Around the time period of April 19,1775 to September 3,1783 U.s. was in war with British. Later in war British were winning the war till there was someone who help give courage to U.S. which led them fighting back. In Patrick Henry's speech, The most persuasive technique is pathos because he uses strong emotion in his voice when he is talking to the people in the Virginia convention.
Henry’s Heart “Give me liberty or give me death!” This famous quote was said by none other than Patrick Henry during his Speech to Virginia Convention in 1775. The Age of Reason was a time when people believed in reason and logic. The people at the time were fascinated by everything new. Naturally they feared and despised things that limited them.
Lawyer and politician, Patrick Henry in his speech, “Give me Liberty Or Give Me Death” (March 23, 1775), explains that he give this plea to urge the old dominion to form militias to defend itself against British. He supports his claim by first using a religious reference to express the themes of freedom, equality, and independence. Then uses a selection of other strategies like rhetorical question and allusion to disprove the opposing arguments and clarify the point he is making. Patrick Henry purpose is to fight back and he wants other to fight with him in order for independence. He creates a powerful and commanding tone for the second Virginia convention.
In Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention, the most effective mode was logos. Henry wants to convince the delegates from each colonie why they should fight for their freedom against the British. In his speech, he uses ethos, logos, and pathos, but to try and convince the audience, the delegates, he uses logos for all the reasonings that is happening in front of their faces, which seems like the people try to avoid the situation. As Henry reads his speech respectfully, he appeals to the audience with what is actually happening around them. He puts the British ministry on the spotlight to make the delegates open their eyes and do something to stop them.
At the Virginia convention in 1774, the delegates such as Patrick Henry, gather to decide their course of action, in a time where their primary goal was to rid themselves of their oppressor, Great Britain. Patrick Henry addresses the other delegates and discloses his opinion on what course of action the people should take. In his speech at the Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry forcefully influences the audience to go to war with Great Britain through diction, figurative language and rhetorical devices and by confronting them with their current position of danger in the face of the inevitable British Invasion. Patrick Henry emphasizes his opinion of the necessary war by using diction such as ethos and logos, through appeals to their senses that make connections for the audience. Through Henry’s repetitive utilization of ethos
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.”
Patrick Henry an American colonist who opposed of British rule spoke out on March 23, 1775 to explain his disagreement on the British having control over the American colonies. In "Speech in the Virginia Convention," Patrick Henry uses the rhetorical appeals ethos, pathos, and logos. Patrick Henry uses the rhetorical appeals to persuade Virginian patriots to go to war seeing no other option and believing there was no more working out disagreements. First Patrick Henry uses the rhetorical appeal ethos by appealing to the audience trust and credibility. For instance, “...An act of disloyalty towards the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
I have decided to re-enlist for three reasons which are: Hope, the army needs me, and for my family and the hope of surviving. The event that caused this whole war to occur were the protesting and the Boston Tea party that happened in 1773. I felt that the Boston Tea Party was a right and wrong decision when it happened because we should not use violence to cooperate with our “enemies”, we should use reason. Even though the British kind of deserved that protest.
The Freedom Writers In the late 1700s, America was divided about becoming its own separate country. Some of the colonial people wanted freedom from Britain, while others wanted to remain loyal to the king. To encourage people to break away from British rule, writers would display works to show the benefits of becoming a separate country. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine presented the different types of freedom to the colonial people through their writing in hopes of persuading citizens to break from British rule.
Liberty, but at what cost? On March twentieth, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, the Second Virginia Convention met inland in Richmond, Virginia in what today is called Saint John’s Church, as opposed to the Capitol in Williamsburg, in order to avoid interference from Lieutenant-Governor Dunmore and his force of Royal Marines, to bring up ways to resolve the differences between the colonies and the crown of England or to talk about possible independence from Great Britain and it’s king, King George. There, a delegate of the convention, Patrick Henry, proposed the idea to raise a militia and put Virginia on the defensive against the British, but his adversaries urged him and others to be cautious and wait until King George III replied to the Continental Congress’ most recent petition for reconciliation with Great
In 1775, Patrick Henry proposed his Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech at the Virginia Convention to persuade America to go to war with Britain. America tried different ways of approaching the situation, but Britain wouldn’t give in. Henry was tired of America being Britain’s slave and wanted independence now. In his speech, he used many literary devices such as rhetorical questions, repetition, and parallelism to convince the colonists to fight for freedom.