Revolutionary Period Literature

Topic: Family Formation
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Last updated: May 8, 2019
*Thomas Paine
The CrisisRhetoric words: tyranny, hell, freedom, God, slavery, a common murdererthese words: appeals to emotion rather than reason, evoked the emotions of readers/ listeners to boost their morale to break from Britain”Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

*Declaration of Independence
uses loaded languageex. death, desolation, tyranny, cruelty, barbarous -strong tonePurpose= to declare independence from great Britain”We must/ therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation; and hold them, as we hold the rest of man kind, enemies in war, in peace, friends.”That they are absolved from all alligence to the British Crown, and that all political connections between them and the state of Great Britain is, an ought to be, totally dissolve.”

*Thomas Jefferson- the letter to his daughter
What does this plan say about his attitude toward his daughter? What kind of parent is Thomas Jefferson?He is a strict parent, saying he’ll love her more for the good things she does, he tells her what to do”The skills which I hope you will acquire under the tutors I have provided for you will render you more worthy of my love, and if they cannot increase it they will prevent its diminution” study ladylike things like the arts, not educated or well- rounded

*Letters Between John and Abigail
What does Abigail want?Abigail wants: Jefferson to remember the ladies when writing the D of I, give the ladies rights or else rebellion will occur “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”John Adams: refused to follow Abigail’s orders, denied her “Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems.””We are obliged to go fair and softly, and in practice, you know, we are the subjects.”

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