Patrick Henry Vs Thomas Paine

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“Give me liberty or give me death!” Is one phrase that proves Patrick Henry is better at proving his point than Thomas Paine. They both wished to convince the people to fight for liberty against the British. Henry proves his point better than Paine by using emotional appeal and strong diction, while Paine simply uses appeal to logic and minor diction to achieve his goal. Patrick is also a powerful speaker who can sate his ideas clearly. Paine can state his ideas well, but he lacks power in his speaking. Henry also is the one who pushes mostly for fighting the British, but Paine just states the apparent problems. Patrick Henry uses emotional appeal such as “ They are sent to bind and rivet us with the chains the British ministry has so long

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