Rhetorical Analysis Essay On The Crisis No. 1

analytical Essay
427 words
427 words

I’m Having a Crisis (No.1) Trying to Write This Essay Thomas Paine states in The Crisis, No.1 “Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America” (Paine 109). This brings attention to his passion for America which leads to the excessive amount of pathos used in this speech. This time period, around the 1730’s-1800’s give or take, the revolution was happening. Paine said in The Crisis, No.1 to persuade the everyday men to fight in the war. Thomas Paine used persuasive writing in mostly the whole speech, one of the most used forms of persuasion used was pathos. He uses pathos to appeal to the colonies to fight for a better future, not a better tomorrow. He technically tells them that if they don’t fight for this, North America, than they will have to go back to what they initially left. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how thomas paine uses persuasive writing to appeal to the colonies to fight for a better future.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine was passionate about trying to inform the public about the king, how they need to join the troops and fight back.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine is making a persuasive form of writing while using pathological views. many parts of his writing point to pathos and his emotion towards the british troops coming to america.

Paine told an anecdote that states “Not a man lives on the continent, but fully believes that a separation must some time or another finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, “if there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace”(Paine 109). The tavern keeper does not intend to make his child life better, he is striving to make his life better. If a parent cannot or will not put their child first, Paine is explaining that the parent does not really deserve to be one. Paine, still on the topic of the war and the British being horrid souls. Now he is trying to appeal to the colonist’s emotions and dig deeper into their feelings. In one part he says “I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man” (Paine 111). As Paine insults the King, mentions God and uses multiple loaded words you can tell easily that this is a pathological

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