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Analysis Of Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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Throughout Common Sense, Paine advocated for a republic that was built on equality and property. Thomas Paine was a British colonist who believed it was time to truly be independent from Britain, in his writing Common Sense he spoke bluntly and plainly to win over more colonists for freedom. He takes no time to say that his beliefs are logic and reason based. He begins chapter 3 by writing, ‘In the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense; and have no other preliminaries to settle with the reader, than that he will divest himself of prejudice and prepossession.” Paine tells his audience that there is no hidden agenda in what they are about and they can make their decision through their own common sense. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how paine spoke bluntly and plainly to win over more colonists for freedom. he wanted independence and for america to be a beacon of freedom for other countries.
  • Analyzes how paine's appeal to logos was highly used in common sense, when he pointed out reasons to break free of britain.
  • Analyzes how paine uses ethos to show his sense of morality. his blunt speech shows how caring he is as a leader.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine helped influence the revolution, while influencing the declaration of independence. the declaration was written to get alliances with europe.

Through showing colonists that the last resort to free themselves from Britain was important, Thomas Paine helped influence the revolution, while slightly influencing the Declaration of Independence. Only after Common Sense came out did the founding fathers realize they needed independence. Even they were not brave enough to stand against British rule. There are quite a few differences between the language used in the Declaration and Common Sense. While Common sense was written for common people to read, the Declaration was written in a way to get alliances with Europe. One of the alliances was with England, which Thomas Paine wanted to cut off all ties with England. The founding fathers did have more lose if they went down Paine’s route, the British could have them killed. “The state of a king shuts him from the world, yet the business of a king requires him to know it thoroughly; wherefore the different parts, unnaturally opposing and destroying each other, prove the whole character to be absurd and

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