The Argument Of Thomas Paine's Common Sense
Thomas Paine’s article is titled, Common Sense. There are many quotes in this article that stands out, but there is …show more content…
James Chalmers believes that without the mother country, there would be significant debt owed to New England. He also wants to bring light to colonist that can’t win a war against Britain. So he asks, “What happened in the American Revolution again?”
In comparison, both Paine and Chamler had two different but similar views on independence. Both of their voices seemed to be portrayed in a vague way to prove a point. Paine’s voice was more genuine, simply because he believes that action needs to be put forth his fellow Americans to rise into action and to be shown. Chalmers on the other hand, was rude and harsh. Just by reading the passages, it is noticeable that Chamler himself is a Loyalist, defending for his adored country. It is easily seen that Chamler is a member of the war, defending for his people that went through the Revolutionary War.
All Paine wanted to do was stand up for his people, even though he didn’t actually wasn’t a member of the war. “Until an independence is declared the continent will feel itself like a man who continues putting off some unpleasant business from day to day, yet knows it must be done, hates to set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with the thoughts of its necessity” (Paine 112). He was relatively close enough to the American society as a normal human being to have their