I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country.
" I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country."
"Mr. President, is it natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope."
"Trust it not, sir. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves, are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation."
At first he is saying that he doesn't agree with the government. So he his still siding with the people by using ethos. Henry is trying to connect with the people by kind of putting his self in their shoes.
"We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated our selves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of parliament."
Here Henry is saying that there are people that really think there is hope for them. But when the leaders are doing nothing to help, Henry is just like everyone else, just dreaming. This paragraph he also uses ethos by saying he is concerned for their civilization but wanted to fix it and that lets the audience believe in what he is saying
" There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the god of hosts is all that is left us!"
In this paragraph Henry is saying that all of the fleets of navies are not to help them they are their enemies now. That's what he wants them to understand that they are there for them. He uses pathos by saying they have been betrayed with a kiss to try to get people kind of angry and really think about what is going on in the big picture.
" Forbid it, almighty god! I know what house others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
" Why stand we here idle? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Henry is exclaiming that they have tried everything that there is to try to avoid the fight. But they would not back down so the only thing there is to do is to fight. He uses logos by listing all of the things that they tried and being logical about it and telling them that fighting was the only way out.
Henry continues to plead that all of their attempts to try to create peace have been ignored, failed, or created more violence. Henry continues to say they the only way is to fight. He uses ethos by saying "we must fight" to try to get his audience to believe that he is a leader and to follow what he does.
Henry asks some rhetorical questions to get the audience kind of fired up. For example he says " our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" Then he ends his speech with "give me liberty or give me death!" and that really gets the audience motivated to fight. Henry uses pathos by trying to get his audience to follow him in to the fight.