Henry went on to say that they had done everything possible to avoid going to war with Great Britain, but nothing worked. He stated, “we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on” (Shakespeare, 1996, p. 118), meaning that war was already here. This use of symbolism helped back up his statement saying that there was no other option other than to go to war. Henry hoped that seeing that there was no other option than war would make the listeners want to go and fight in a war against Great Britain. Henry’s use of symbolism helped raise the excitement of war between the colonies causing them to battle Great Britain.
Patrick Henry's speech before the Virginia Congress was crafted to persuade the many men gathered there to listen. He uses several rhetorical devices to accomplish this goal, and he accomplishes it with flying colors. As you read the speech, you can see the desperation poring from Henry's words. "Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded". In this portion of the speech, he uses parallelism to reiterate that America has tried everything to stop this war from happening, but their efforts were to no avail, and it was time to begin fighting.
Henry was done with all the begging for the British and all the lies that they have given to their citizens, saying that the British are their friends. But in reality the British ministry are not friends, allies, or companions with the colonies. They just want to take over. “We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne…. (Para.3, lines 48-50).” What Henry tries to explain is that they tried everything and have no other choice.
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.
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.
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.
His rhetorical appeal is extremely important in doing this. Henry did many things through the speech to ensure that everyone would have a well understanding of what he is trying to say, such as, using God as a powerful way to get his point across; showing how necessary it is to go to war with England; and proving to his audience that England has blatantly betrayed them as colonist. All three of these rhetorical appeals help Henry throughout his speech to get his audience to change or make them firm believers in what Henry is trying to say. Using these three strategies Henry can easily persuade his audience because all of these things he is saying stop and make them think because the words he uses connect to his audience on a personal
Henry wants the audience to know that if we don't act now and go to war against Britain that we won't have freedom for much longer. That is why he used the rhetorical appeals in his speech because he wants the audience to know how he feels and how they should feel toward the colonists as much as
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.
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
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."
Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways. With the blow of losing the courts each session becomes a struggle. Moderates have been difficult
The younger Shrub is seemingly pursuing in his father 's rhetorical footsteps. Shrub should have made a stronger case to the American people if he had plainly validated a conquest of Iraq established on U.S. security/terrorism concerns. Later all, this appears to be the justification that is resonating most alongside the American people despite the fact that it is upheld by slight evidence. Bush 's supplementary explanations of the fight assisted merely to dilute the waters, and they additionally materialized somewhat disingenuous. It is extremely tough to make the case that we are clashing the fight to impose UN resolutions after it is extremely clear (and has been in the news all week) that the UN does not desire us to battle this war.
My service to the army at Valley Forge is soon ending.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. Also the Declaration of Independence caused the war by angering the British in 1776.
War Hawks were the main demographic in Congress that wanted war for a variation of reasons. They brought up a possibly to expand the United States’ territory as they wanted to take over Florida from Spain and Canada from the British. The War Hawks were into the idea of nationalism as they had a very prideful of their country. As such, they wanted to have retribution for the capture of American ships, seeing it as an insult to America’s rights. Others such as John Randolph of Virginia, were against the War Hawk’s ideology.