Thomas Paine 's Common Sense Essay

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In his pamphlet Common Sense, Thomas Paine gives several arguments to convince the colonist’s on why they should separate from British rule. He is effective on persuading them to do so because of his use of facts, arguments, and common sense. He is also effective because he appeals to his audience by implementing the bible and understandable metaphors in his text. He argued the causes of wanting Independence was British’s cruel treatment, it would be beneficial to the colonies, and America should not be governed by a small country that is miles away.
Thomas Paine’s uses the bible to convince the society that the British monarchy should not be ruling. Since people in the 1700’s where greatly influenced by the bible he used the scriptures in his favor to support his ideas. Paine believes that no one but God deserves to rule over the people, he states, “…the will of the Almighty, as declared by Gideon and the prophet Samuel, expressly disapproves of government by kings” (Paine 9). Paine uses the bible to show that God himself does not like kings so therefore the people should not allow a king to rule over them. He also goes ahead and states how in the beginning of time according to the scripture, “…there were no kings; the consequences of which was there were no wars…” (Paine 9). He begins to explain how mankind was originally equal and how later the Jews where the first to start monarchy because they wanted a king, which resulted in their curse because they had sinned. Using…

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