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The Function of Henry's Last Paragraph

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Give Me Liberty, Patrick Henry

Henry, Patrick. "Give Me Liberty!" Richmond, Virginia. 23 Mar. 1775. History.org. Web. 23 Aug. 2016.

Which of the following BEST describes the function of lines 30-40?

A

To allow the listeners an opportunity to retreat.

B

To give a detailed description of why the British army will lose.

C

To remind the audience that peace is always a possibility.

D

To imply that sometimes one must sacrifice his freedom in favor of survival.

E

To convince the audience that there is no way to avoid war.