Similarities Between Paine And Patrick Henry

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I believe the arguments posited by Patrick Henry, and Thomas Paine are both effective. In Patrick Henry's “Speech to the Virginia Convention” this speech was remembered popularly as the “Give Me Liberty or Give me Death” speech. Henry begins the speech by addressing the men who spoke for him that day. Most of these men had argued against staging a war against the Britain. Henry apologies as he goes against these men beliefs, but he feels the need to. Henry is tired of their same comebacks and techniques that they use with Britain. Henry explains it is time to be strong and he considers the subject matter of choice between living in freedom or suffering as slaves. In the speech Henry uses pathos to encourage men to join the army against Britain as he states “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God”. Another pathos in the speech that I found very appealing was …show more content…

“The war is inevitable, and let it come! I repeat it, sir let it come.” “We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!” Henry knew that the war was coming, and knew that it was time to fight, in the speech Henry uses the rhetorical device of repetition. Patrick Henry’s speech was very effective though his use of repetition and

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