"Common Sense" and "Letters from an American Farmer"
Compares colonial experiences in these two texts by Thomas Paine and Hector St. John de Crevecouer.
# 67813 | 1,063 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 18, 2006 in English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America)
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Thomas Paine was a true revolutionary. In his pamphlet "Common Sense," he repeatedly cried for independence from England. He believed the cause of America was the cause of all mankind. The paper shows that Paine depicted a desire for an ideal society; he did not romanticize and idealize colonial life and its society in general as Hector St. John de Crevecouer did in his writings, "Letters from an American Farmer."
From the Paper:"Paine did not sugarcoat his sentiments. He presents a clear understanding of the affairs of the world in his essay. He does not paint colonial life as a utopian society, however, John de Crevecouer depicts colonial life as an almost communal society, all striving for the same ideals, when in truth, there were a myriad of factions, political and religious. John de Crevecouer writes, "We are all animated with the spirit of an industry which is unfettered and unrestrained, because each person works for himself"."
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