Aun: In paragraph 2, Thomas Paine tries to explain to the colonists that they have been tricked and that they had made big sacrifices only to be tricked. He says the colonists say that they have the protection of Britain, when Britain’s main motive was interest in the new land, not to attach to it. Britain did not fight for us but fought for itself with people we were at peace with. Britain gave us new enemies. Thomas explains how they should be independant and let Britain fight its own battles with France and
Paine justifies the need for separation by explaining that the colonies have little to gain from British rule. If the states become independent, they have more opportunities for commerce with the rest of Europe. He also stresses that, if they were to remain attached, the same problems they have had in the past will reappear. The conflict of British need for profit and the American desire for autonomy could only be ended by declaring independence.
Throughout the excerpts of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” he makes many compelling points on why America during that time was in the perfect position for independence. In the first paragraph Paine writes about how the economy of the colonies could thrive if they were not under the rule of the Britain. He makes points on how if America was not limited in trade by Britain and the colonies had its own legislative branch the economy would be a lot stronger. In the second paragraph Thomas Paine talks about how in the past if the colonies tried to rebel their military would not have been ready but during the time “Common Sense” was written the American military was ready. Another factor in why Paine supported Colonist independence was because it was
In his commentary, Crisis No. 1, Thomas Paine argues that the colonists shall continue fighting for their freedom from the British. Paine supports this argument by describing the issues that the colonists have with the British. Paine’s purpose is to persuade in order to encourage the soldiers to keep fighting. The use of a formal tone with his audience, shows the significance of the situation. To help him urge the soldiers to keep fighting, he appeals to the soldier’s pathos, or the characteristic that affects emotions, he uses strong rhetorical techniques and figurative language.
The next display in our tour is a copy of the Colonial Informer, a newspaper published shortly after the release of Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense”. Paine was prompted to release his opinions towards the governing of the colonies after increased disagreements in Parliament. Paine supported the complete breaking of all political ties with England. His main reasonings behind this were that the British King and government were corrupt and also that the colonies were too geographically far away to be governed correctly by England. His writings caused many colonists to question the governing styles of the King.
Here, Paine uses a variety of rhetorical devices to make his point. He uses diction through words such as [fortitude], conveying the need for strong perseverance and [bawdy-houses] to convey the direness of the situation and the absolute need to preserve, or else the country will be ravaged. He uses a bit of ethos that leans onto scare tactics to convince his audience that they must continue fighting for their country, must continue to preserve for the prospect of freedom. As previously mentioned, equality and unity are the biggest issues facing America and solving them is necessary for America to live up to its founding ideals. To solve this, whether in war or peace, America must preserve.
In fact, Paine thought the British colonies “would have flourished as much, and probably much more, had no European power taken any notice of her.” As a patriot, Thomas Paine thought although England took care of them indifferent wars with neighbor
Paine is against America having a connection with Britain and a single person having power. As Paine expresses, King George III is not and should not be able to be in power of the colonists because mankind is created to be equal and therefore kings should be “disapproved by nature” (Paine 217). Not only does Paine express his anger at the topic of a ruler for all, he also voices that America is connected to whatever Britain does and whatever problems Britain has: implying that America has no say what so ever under Britain (Paine 218). Paine is suggesting that Britain is not only hurting but also is subordinating America and its colonies, so a declaration of independence is in need.
In the winter of 1776, during American Revolution, the still young America faced three major dilemmas: their seemingly imminent defeat, the moral debate between the Whigs and the British loyalists, and the panic and confusion of the American public. In efforts to settle the three American dilemmas, Thomas Paine wrote The Crisis No. 1 in December of 1776. In his work, Paine aimed to calm the American public and convince them to stand up to the British, and turn the war into an American victory. Paine was very successful in this, and his paper was proclaimed as one of the most persuasive works of the American Revolution. Paine’s
He tells a story of a man he saw in the man’s doorway, holding his young child. The man said “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” This use of rhetorical strategy through anecdotes shows not only that Paine has personally been connected with the peace he wants to fight for, but that Paine has also seen many others who want this same tranquility worth fighting for. This anecdote is also a great way to show the fatherly duty that comes with fighting for your country. It 's not just the country you are fighting for, but everyone in it as
Before this many Colonists did not know of the harsh injustices done by the British. They also did not believe that the cause for revolution was urgent. Thomas Paine showed them that the cause was urgent by explaining the wrongs the British had committed and why King George was a tyrant. He also showed them that America did not need the British Empire 's protection. This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.”
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.
In summarization, he says reconciliation will bring ruin because of the British desire to advance at the expense of America and Great Britain’s inability to protect or govern the colonies due to its distance from the continent (page 36-40). By providing numerous logical responses to arguments opposing the formation of America into its own state, Paine assures worries common among colonists, gaining even more advocates for American