This paper is a critical analysis of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. A look at the main themes of the novel.
This paper is a response to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. It shows three in depth points on how he successfully persuaded Americans of his time to rebel against England and take action in the revolutionary cause.
Paine used many effective arguments to persuade his audience to act on the immense task at hand of the rebellion against the corrupt, unjust, and deleterious ways of English rule. He expressed three major arguments to convince his fellow Americans to take action against monarchy. He pointed out that any enemy of England became an enemy of America’s, how the English monarchy was crooked, and that England only protected the colonists for its own interests. Through Common Sense, Paine attempted to give his readers a sense of what was really going on in the world, because many people were ignorant during those troubled times as to how England was merely a holdback from what America could potentially become, I challenge the warmest advocate for reconciliation, to shew, a single advantage that this continent can reap, by being connected with Great Britain not a single advantage is derived (89).