pathos:i think this rhetorical appeal is trying to provoke your emotions through guilt of not speaking up.
"I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country. "
ethos:as an appeal towards authority/a Godly figure which relates toward the quest of freedom and liberty.
" Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their salvation?"
" Ask yourselves, are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir."
ethos:the credibility of his words, by asking them to envision what he is suggesting
Henry addresses his speech to the president of the convention, We hear some compliments to those who disagree with Henry and think more diplomacy is needed before taking up arms. Then Henry says they're wrong and that, if he didn't say something, he'd be in the wrong too. Henry's going to speak freely, because holding back would offend both his country and his God.
"Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on"
pathos:and it is a metaphor, referring to the chaos that is in a storm
" If we wish to be free, we must fight!"
Henry says we can hope all day long that all these issues with great Britten will be resolved peacefully. But that Doesn't mean it's going to happen.The meaning i believe is that its Better to know the nasty truth than to cling to false hope.
pathos:i believe that it makes the people in the colonies accede love for their country that they built
Henry asks, "Where is this hope coming from, anyway?" it can't be coming from the British government. They've had plenty of time to compromise and make things better, and they haven't done it. because while they've been smiling, they've also been sending armies and navies.Henry asks another pointed question, so who do you think great Britten's gun's are pointed at.
pathos:it gives the audience a chilling impact on the war.Henry points out that we are all in this together—our brethren are out there in the fields fighting.
" Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! "
So, he points out, we've tried arguing, we've tried begging, we've tried groveling. We've tried everything to avoid a war. There's no hope that these issues will be resolved peacefully. So, Henry concludes, unless we want to give up, all we can do is fight and pray.
Henry knows "They" say the American colonies aren't strong enough to take on Great Britain. But he also knows it's not like the colonies are getting any stronger sitting around thinking about it. And it's not like they'll be any stronger if they just wait around for Great Britain to get its forces all over the place. Henry thinks if the colonists use their resources wisely, they'll be okay.
Henry wants to know, why are we still talking about this? The war is here, the time is now. Henry throws shade at the other members of the convention by speaking "Others are already fighting! Why are we still sitting here? Are life and peace and your stuff so important to you that you'd be a slave to keep them? Not me." then he ends with the most famous line "give me liberty or give me death"