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virginia convention Essay

  • Submitted by: mayra&edwin
  • on December 10, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 465 words

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Mayra Lucas

                                                                                                                  Period 5

                                                  Hexad 2 Essay

            In the novel, “Speech to the Virginia Convention”. Henry gives a speech to the colony trying to convince the colonists to go to war with Britain. Henry wants the colony to get what they deserve from Britain

            Henry tells the president of the Convention that he disagrees with the other man. Henry thinks that the other men are wrong. Henry states, “No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism…of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house” (102). Henry thinks that he’s the only one that is right about going to war. Henry also states “we are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren till he transforms us into beasts” (102). He is trying to make the colonists understand should not wait until the Britain’s man come to attack them.

          Henry thinks that there is no other choice but to go to war with. Henry states, “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is lamp of experience” (102). Henry is telling the convention president that he has a little experience on war and that there’s nothing to worry about. He also states, “Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world to call for all this accumulation or armies and navies?”(104). He thinks that they should not let Britain get away with it.          

  Henry thinks that the colonists have all the possibility to win because he believes in God. Henry explains, “Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty…are invincible by any force which our enemy can send.” (104). Henry is very sure that there going to win Britain because they have God on there side.

            Henry does not want Britain to get away with it. Henry explains, “The next gale that sweeps from the...

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