Essay about Analysis Of Thomas Paine 's Common Sense

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Laney Kasper
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Analysis of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously wrote a series of pamphlets that were targeted at the average member of society, and they showed his belief in the American Revolution. Thomas Paine wrote a series of pamphlets anonymously in 1776, targeted at the average member of society, showing his belief in the American Revolution. Paine was an extremist, and most of his ideas stemmed from The Enlightenment. Throughout the series, Paine discusses society and government in a comparative way. Thomas Paine chose to remain anonymous at the time of writing Common Sense, and it is understandable why. In the first chapter of Common Sense, Thomas Paine challenges monarchy and the corruption within, and also challenges the idea of kings and monarchy.
Before Freedom of Speech, speaking out against the government was considered treason and punishable by death. Thomas Paine wrote this paper to raise awareness, but remained anonymous to keep his life. In his pamphlets, Paine spoke about how wrong and twisted he believed the British government was. Common Sense was also heavily focused on how we need to win the fight against Britain and to gain our independence. For the first chapter in Thomas Paine’s pamphlets, a big focus was on monarchy and how it had a negative impact on the colonies, with the “wickedness”. Thomas Paine explained that through hereditary succession, the throne was occupied by a specific person and when that person…

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