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^::__E457 TOM PAINE QUESTIONS__::^
- Assigned: ''The Rights of Man'' (133-37).
+ Assigned: ''The Rights of Man'' (133-37). Use [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=E457_Paine_Etext| Paine Etext] if Norton unavailable.
- 1. On 134, what basic principles does Thomas Paine enunciate concerning the present generation's relation to past generations? How does he show his "Americanism" here?
+ 1. On 134, what basic principles does Thomas Paine enunciate concerning the present generation's relation to past generations? How does he show his "Americanism" here?

2. On 135-36, how does Paine undermine Burke's claims about the causes of the French Revolution? What does Paine himself believe to be the cause of that great event?

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3. On 136-37, how does Paine connect Burke's rhetorical emphasis with his argument about the French Revolution? As with Wollstonecraft, in what sense does he imply that this emphasis undermines Burke's argument?
- 4. On 137, Paine says approvingly that the French Revolution has been "marked with so few sacrifices." This comment was made before the Jacobin reign of terror began -- does that piece of historical hindsight change your estimation of Paine's optimistic claims about the Revolution and human nature? Explain.
+ 4. On 137, Paine says approvingly that the French Revolution has been "marked with so few sacrifices." This comment was made before the Jacobin reign of terror began -- does that piece of historical hindsight change your estimation of Paine's optimistic claims about the Revolution and human nature? Explain.

Edition: Abrams, M. H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Vol. 2A. 7th ed. ISBN 2A = 0393975681.

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