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The Crisis, No. 1, Thomas Paine, 1776

Paine, Thomas. "The Crisis I." The Writings of Thomas Paine. Ed. Moncure Daniel Conway. Vol. I. N.p.: n.p., 1774-1779. N. pag. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg, 7 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 May 2016.

On the basis of the passage, Thomas Paine is best characterized as a writer who is primarily

A

ambitious, seeking to increase his power in the government.

B

radical, encouraging his readers to take action.

C

disobedient, compelling his readers to resist change.

D

egotistical, persuading his audience primarily with his own personality.

E

bitter, fuming that so little can be done to help their cause.

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