Thomas Paine Pathos

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Thomas Paine once stated, “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” During the late 1700’s the colonists were struggling with liberty from the British. They desired freedom, but feared failure. It was difficult since the colonists did not have a strong and experienced army like the British. Colonists had little motivation so that is when Paine felt the need to take action. Thomas Paine’s most effective persuasive technique is pathos because he makes the colonists feel guilt, fear, sorrow, and anger in hopes of encouraging the colonists to fight for their freedom. It was dire for the colonists to be persuaded because if they were not, then they would be under British control forever. Thomas Paine uses pathos to make the colonists
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