However, the winter at Valley Forge was harsh with the cold seeping into their poorly built shelters and the little amount of supplies they had was not enough to keep everyone alive and healthy. Much of the time, soldiers were dying not from the honor of fighting, but by choosing to remain fighting after their enlistment and dying from illnesses. The soldiers at Valley Forge
Paine in his writing likes to use a lot of charged words throughout his writing. In the document he uses these charged words to help engage with the colonists’ emotions and their minds in order to convince them to become soldiers and go fight. He uses the words like hope, virtue, peaceful, bless and faithful. “The summer soldier and the
Questions from 6th grade students: 1. How did the soldiers and George Washington survive the winter? The Encampment at Valley Forge was a rural area that had open fields and woods. The soldiers in George Washington’s Army cut down the farmer’s trees to build log huts (1,600 to 1,7000 huts) and built fires for warmth. George Washington and many other generals rented out rooms or whole farm houses for the entire encampment.
In Thomas Paine’s pamphlet he uses a great emotional appeal to convince the colonists that fighting back is the right is the right thing to do. Patrick Henry’s speech has many instances where he uses rhetorical questions to point out the wrongs of the British king and prove that war is the only point. Common Sense and “ Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” no doubtedly helped shape the American
Paine also states that the colonists should end it all with perseverance and pride so we don't look like cowards. “ by perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue” (Paine, paragraph 13). If they go out there and fight they will have a chance of winning their freedom rather than just letting the British rule over them. Many colonists would have thought that fighting for their liberty would have been supported by their god so they wouldn't feel guilty for going through with the act. Using pathos influenced the colonists because if you use common beliefs and morals, it tells the public you will be on their side and you know how to win this
In chapter three, Timothy said, “‘‘Tis best to ‘ave only an outrageous smahl amount. Just enough to wet d’tongue.’” (p.36) Timothy said this not to be mean and keep all the water for himself but to be smart in savoring it for desperate times. He knew they would be on the raft for a while and they would not be found for even longer so he was wise in thinking about the future. Timothy had to have been extremely thirsty after rescuing Phillip. Later in chapter 4, Timothy stated, “‘A crack on d’ead takes a few days to go ‘way.’” (p.45) This quote shows that Timothy had always protected Phillip.
In 1778 at Valley Forge you had a 15% chance of death and 50% chance of becoming ill, so what would you have done, quit or stay and fight for your country's independence as stated in Document A. Many people were leaving Valley Forge because they didn't like their chances of winning. Others thought differently and stayed to fight for their country's independence. Soldiers that stayed had patriotism and they were put through conditions that showed they wanted to have freedom. Not only were soldiers fighting for their own freedom but they were fighting to provide independence of their whole countrie and separation of Britain.
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. In addition Henry states “I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs.” The message he is portraying is that he knows he has a right to state his opinion as long as it doesn’t offend the colonists and is conveyed in a respectful manner. Patrick Henry uses facts and data in
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Before Thomas Paine proposed to fight against the British, the colonists were already under stressful situations such as; taxes, unjust acts/laws, and the British army seeming more intimidating due to the sheer numbers. For Thomas Paines Crisis No. 1 speech, he primarily resorts to ethos, logos, and pathos as ways to appeal the colonists from his own personal experience and to attract the feelings about America from the colonists which evidently urges the colonists to fight for it. Thomas Paine utilizes both ethos and logos for the more ethical (personal experience) and logical (rhetoric) approach towards a waning situation suchlike the American Revolution. As an colonist/American, Thomas Paine knows that the upcoming war will be inevitable, therefore he tries his best to persuade the other colonists to fight by logically appealing to their senses.