Analysis Of Common Sense

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First published anonymously on January 1776, before the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense offered American colonists a newfangled perspective that questioned the power of the monarch government and preserved ideas of equality, representation, freedom and independence. After King George III had refused to accept the Olive Branch Petition, Paine created Common Sense, declaring that the time had come for colonists to proclaim an independent republic. Thomas Paine’s accessible writing style allowed colonists to understand his theoretical reflections in a straightforward manner. Abstaining from complex Latin and philosophy references portrayed by Enlightenment era writers, Paine created Common Sense as a homily and established biblical references to display to the people. As a means to present a distinct American political manner, Paine intertwined independence with common disagreeing Protestant beliefs. In addition, the pamphlet provides an insight between government and society in a state of natural liberty. Paine tells of an abandoned group of individuals living with the absence of government, and further explains the simplicity in living together rather than apart; thus creating a society. As the society continues to grow, a government becomes a “necessary evil” (n.pag)…show more content…
Common Sense, showed what was detrimental from the absolute British rule in the colonies and this created a foundation for what the King did wrong with the people which was also incorporated in the Declaration. This Paine argued that independence, which was the American "purpose," would allow America to trade freely with other nations for ammunition and artilleries and win foreign aid from British enemies. Finally, Paine stated, independence would give Americans the opportunity to create a better society-one free from totalitarianism, with equal social and economic opportunities for
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