Essay about `` The Crisis `` By Boniface Wimmer

1115 Words Aug 27th, 2014 5 Pages
“The life of man is a struggle on earth. But without a cross, without a struggle, we get nowhere. The victory will be ours if we continue our efforts courageously, even when at times they appear futile.” This quote by Boniface Wimmer, a German monk, perfectly sums up the capabilities of the human soul and what is necessary to happen in one’s life to ensure happiness of any kind, which is to surpass struggle. For that reason, the human soul is, by its very nature, designed to fight on despite any obstacles because humans are inherently determined, hopeful, and persistent.
Is being determined enough when faced with struggle? In life when one faces struggle, one tends to become more determined towards success or more determined towards solving that problem. Within the article “The Crisis”, Thomas Paine uses effective persuasive techniques in order to draft more soldiers to defeat the British forces. Never once does Paine dissuade from his goal to encourage the Colonists to fight. Despite all his successful usage of grammar and writing style, the factor that really leaves an impact on the readers is his determination. Thomas Paine is determined to beat the British, he is determined to defend in order to gain freedom, and in the face of struggle, that unwavering determination is enough to almost guarantee success. Being determined is something someone aspires to be because not everyone has a strong will. However, almost everyone is essentially determined whether they are…

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