Patrick Henry was a bold man who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind. His speech bravely given at the virginia convention in 1775 in which he used diction, organization, and figurative language to convey that the strategies being used by legislators were behind the times and no longer effective in protecting the wellbeing of America clearly shows this. Patrick Henry cared greatly about his country, during his speech he directly addressed the president- “No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House” he proclaimed proudly. However, he made it a point to say that different people have different views on certain subjects and that we needed a wakeup call.
Henry says that he considers this conflict “nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery”. This gives the reader a feeling of wanting to break free, a feeling that Henry obviously felt deep in his heart. He no longer wants to sit around and continue to negotiate the with the british, a strategy he respectfully says is no longer effective, and wants to take action. He believes the only way for things to get better is through retaliation, and steps towards that must be taken. He also mentions that the act of fighting for freedom is related to the responsibility to God.