Summary Of Thomas Paine's Message

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Thomas Paine’s writes an emotional and straightforward message to all levels of society, showing it makes sense to be independent from Great Britain. He wanted to emphasis that independence is the right thing to do and uses strong expressions, although writes in simple terms so that all could understand. He addresses the economy, political views, and a feeling of fellowship and sympathy for other people. His work was read by thousands of people and he gave obvious perception to what the cause was all about. Paine argued and reached the emotions of the readers that it was basic human rights to fight against the Evils of the British Government. He states there is no peaceful or reasonable bond to them and in his intense tone illustrates that…show more content…
George Washington read it to his troops because he was so moved by it. Paine enticed that if those who do not take action against Britain are cowards. He stated, “The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy”. Another powerful and last statement that I like that he makes is, “This is our situation, and who will may know it. By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils — a ravaged country — a depopulated city — habitations without safety, and slavery without hope — our homes turned into barracks and bawdy-houses for Hessians, and a future race to provide for, whose fathers we shall doubt of. Look on this picture and weep over it! and if there yet remains one thoughtless wretch who believes it not, let him suffer it

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