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. He even goes as far to say that "The war is actually begun!" and "Our brethren are already in the field!". "I
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.
What does it feel like when something belongs to you and it is very special but suddenly someone more powerful than you threatens to take that thing from you and there is not a single thing that you can do about it but sit there helplessly, watching them take that thing you cared so much about from you. That is the situation that Patrick Henry is confronted with and the thing that is being taken from him is his freedom. He needs to convince the Americans to fight the British that are going to come to America and enslave all of its citizens. Although this may seem like a relatively simple task, Patrick Henry is faced with several problems. First of all he need to find a way to come up with a reasonable answer.
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.
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