Similarities Between Thomas Paine And Patrick Henry

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Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry share the same mindset, that the colonist deserved and needed freedom and should be release from British oppression. “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” A famous quote said by Thomas Paine in The Crisis. Famous quote “give me liberty or give me death” was written by Patrick in the Virginia convention. Both Thomas and Patrick were against the enslavement that British was slowly putting on the colonist, but Patrick’s speech would be more effective at achieving its purpose, by making the colonist want to the war.…show more content…
No person, man or king should have unlimited power, just their absolute will. Paine said that Americans must continue fighting for freedom or the Americans won’t be able to gain their freedom. Thomas used logos, pathos and ethos in his speech, he uses pathos mostly using the word slavery to compare to the British. His speech is convincing and effective, he was very confident and what he said, “I fear not I see no real fear” sounding courageous, fighting for the freedom of the

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