Common Sense by Thomas Paine addresses his political concerns about the design of the government's current affairs and also argues that America’s independence is inevitable continuing along its current path. Paine uses figurative language such as simile antithesis, negative tone and foreshadows to argue the British government’s sinister ways are wrong and will cause America’s battle for independence. The entirety of Paine s work foreshadows America s independence from Great Britain using deduction and reasoning of the current condition of their relationship. Should a thought so fatal and unmanly possess the colonies in the present contest, the name of ancestors will be remembered by future generations with detestation Paine 17. Paine implies in this passage that the reputation of Great Britain is so bad that when colonies look back on it they will be ashamed and disgusted which can be reasoned as America wants to be independent. Let Britain wave her pretensions to the continent or the continent throw off the dependence and we should be at peace with France and Spain were they at war with Britain Paine 18. What America wants is stated here. Britain is soiling the dependence America has on them and America does not want to deal with Britain’s foreign affairs. The advocates for reconciliation now will be wishing for separation then because neutrality, in that case, would be a safer convoy than a man of war Paine 20 21.