Common Sense By Thomas Paine Setting Analysis

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Brief Overview Of And Background On Your Selection I choose the selection “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine from “The American Reader” p. 45-50. The text is a political pamphlet written in the years 1775–1776 in Philadelphia and first published January 10, 1776. Why You Chose This Selection I chose this selection as I find it particularly interesting and relevant in relation to the historical time, we have worked with in class. It is also a piece that truly argues for American independence, which is a topic I especially find fascinating. Setting There is no specific setting in this selection. But one could say that the setting is America, as it is the country discussed. The pamphlet is also written in America, which make it the setting of the writer. Characters (Major And Minor) British…show more content…
So founding American independence was a central step for Paine to take into his arguments. By convincing his audience that America would be independent sooner or later, it was much easier for Paine to build his case for an instant and full rebellion. America's relationship to other parts of the world Paine also focuses on what could be gained from Britain’s enemies, which America could develop a relationship with if the overthrow the British rule. Paine argues that it would be beneficial for America to acquire political and trading ties with these nations. He also argues that being under British rule prevents the colonies from being able to freely participate in such alliances. He concludes by saying the colonies will only gain these kinds of opportunities by overthrowing the British rule. Trust “To say, they will never attempt it again is idle and visionary, we thought so at the repeal of the stamp-act, yet a year or two undeceived us

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