Study Guide

Common Sense Characters

By Thomas Paine

American Patriots

Thomas Paine aims his pamphlet at any American who can be convinced that independence from the...

American Pacifists

It's hard to tell who Paine dislikes more in the book, the British tyrants who rule over America...

British Tyrants

The Big Bad Wolf of this text is without doubt the British tyrants who rule over the thirteen...

Other European Countries (France and Spain)

The only other entities Paine mentions in Common Sense (apart from the Brits, the Patriots, and...