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Updated: 9/11/2020
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  • The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country.
  • 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? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
  • Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves, are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
  • during this paragraph Patrick henry is basically saying that being under Britain is like slavery and he's still expected to keep his opinions to himself and try to not fight for his country, and that should be considered treason. he is using ethos and pathos by making the control of Britain seem like slavery and to relate to the people about holding their opinions back
  • Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated;
  • he says that its normal for people to hope, and people should not have to fight just to have liberty.he describes how the people during this time do not see what is going on with the British and how they are treating its people. he is using logos by telling the people that they can not see what the British areactually doing.
  • In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation? 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!
  • Henry states in this paragraph how Britain has not made its people feel at home in the country and they have ignored their petitions and have declared war on the people who live here. he is using pathos by using certain words to make the British seem deceiving and cruel for starting a war.
  • Why stand we here idle? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
  • Henry in this paragraph says that they have argued and done everything they could to try and stop the British from declaring war on the U.S.. he is using logos to show the people what they have done to try and get out.
  • Patrick Henry states in this paragraph that no matter what they have done the British have denied and fought against everything, so this means the only thing left to do is fight for their freedom. he is using pathos again to tell the people they need to fight to earn their freedom.
  • Henry says that the people that live here and are willing to fight are prepared, and no one should not involve themselves, because if they truly care about the country and about freedom they will fight, henry says he would rather die than live without freedom. he is using pathos by asking the people that if life is so nice then fight for it.
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