Who Created An Engraving of The Boston Massacre To Increase Support For The Patriot Cause?
Paul Revere created an engraving of the bloody Boston Massacre to increase support for the patriotic cause.
Paul Revere’s engraving was his famous painting, he named it “The Bloody Massacre in King Street”. He produced this picture just three weeks after the infamous event.
With the influence of other causes, the picture widely influenced American colonists against the British government and King George III. It later fueled the glorious American Revolution and the Revolutionary War.
What Did Paul Revere Draw In The “The Bloody Massacre in King Street”?
Paul Revere described many things which entirely changed colonists’ thinking toward British authority.
A few of them are:
1. First Thing: In the picture, Paul Revere described that the British soldiers were firing on the protestors as ruthless murderers. In the picture, it is described that the soldiers were enjoying the murder. You can notice the fact on the face of the English soldier far end – he is shooting the protestors & smiling like a tyrant.
2. Second Thing: Secondly, in the picture Paul Revere also showed a sniper on the second floor of Butcher’s Hall firing on the innocent protestors. Via the sniper, Revere was trying to propagate that the murder was pre-planned by the British authority.
3. Third Thing: Thirdly, Paul Revere is showing protestors helpless and innocent, who are trying to help their traumatized and dead companions; but still English soldiers have no sympathy towards them.
4. Fourth Thing: The picture also describes that the English captain is ordering and directing his soldiers to attack the innocent protestors.
[Interesting Fact: It is still not known, whether Paul Revere was present in that situation or not. Many experts believe, Paul Revere was trying to over interpretate the event so that he can draw colonists to the American Revolution]