Saturday, March 2, 2019
Rhetorical Analysis: the Crisis, No. 1
Rhetorical Analysis The Crisis, No. 1 by doubting Thomas Paine Political writer, Thomas Paine, in his persuasive writing, The Crisis No. 1, expresses feelings towards Britains control oer the colonies. Paines purpose is to unite the colonists in an effort to retaliate against Great Britain. He uses an prey tone in order to unite and rally the green person in his state of matter. Paine opens his persuasion to the nation by warning that acquiring their freedom from Britain will not be easy. By using the simile, Tyranny, similar hell , he implies that Britains control over them will not be easy to overcome. As he says in the beginning of the divide, The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will shrink from the service but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and women. , this states that anyone who will not fight for their unpolished does not deserve their country, he uses pathos when declaring this statement. In the latter particle of this paragraph, Pa ine uses the metaphor, f being bound in that manner is not thralldom, to show that the way that the Britain is controlling them, makes them feel like slaves. Paine later uses ethos when he states, However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own we have none to blame but ourselves. still no great deal is lost yet. He says this to show the nation that they had messed up in the beginning, but if they were to come together they could right the wrongs that were done. In the following paragraph Paine uses pathos when he talks about graven image not giving up on his people.That theology will bring home the bacon for them and not give them up to the care of devils. he also states that God will be on their side, I covertnot see on what thou the might of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us a common murderer. Paine shifts to talk about panic, how panic can be used to produce good and bad. He uses a simile in paragraph three, Britain has trembled like and ague, he u ses this to show that flush the royal British army can be terrified, later in the paragraph he states, the whole English army was driven back like men petrified with fear, to emphasize his point more.Paine opens the closing paragraph by uniting the people with ethos, The far and near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the sorry will suffer or rejoice alike. In saying that Paine implies, no matter what happens they all will stay together, whether it be death or freedom. He also uses ethos by stating Not all the treasures in the domain of a function could have induced me to support and offensive war, I think it murder. , by saying this Paine shows that war was the last option he would have a lot rather came to a peaceful solution, but given the circumstances, there was no choice.Paine closes up the paragraph by using an asyndeton, Let them call me a rebel and welcome but I should suffer the misery of devils were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing trueness to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man. His use of the asyndeton to show that the King is much more than that he listed. In The Crisis No. 1, Thomas Paine creates an objective tone to unite and rally the nation by showing what broad of man the King of Britain is. Paine achieved his goal by using a mix of rhetorical devices. He connected to the nation through the use of his devices.