Common Sense 2

Common Sense 2 - An Argument for American Independence In...

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An Argument for American Independence In Common Sense , Thomas Paine presents an argument for the Independence of America and its colonies. His work begins with theoretical reflections on government and religion, and leads into the colonial situation. In order to look at this essay in the appropriate retrospect, we must analyze the common styles of rhetoric that contributed to swaying the opinion of the American colonies. Ethos is appeal based on the character or reputation of the author. Paine uses ethos as one of his forms of rhetorical writing. As soon as Paine emigrated, he immediately became involved in Pennsylvania Magazine and wrote several articles. This got his name out to the public and American colonist supported him. After the first battle in the American Revolution, Paine argued that American colonist should fight for complete independence, rather than just fleeing unfair British taxation. This pamphlet later evolved into common sense and played a powerful role in public opinion. The more
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