Who Created An Engraving of The Boston Massacre To Increase Support For The Patriot Cause?
It was Paul Revere who created an engraving of the Boston Massacre to increase support for the patriotic cause.
Paul Revere’s engraving was his famous painting, named “The Bloody Massacre in King Street”.
He produced this picture just after three weeks of 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 Rever Draw In The “The Bloody Massacre in King Street”?
Paul Revere described many prime things which entirely changed colonists’ attitude towards the British authority.
A few of them are:
- In the picture, Paul Revere describes the British soldiers firing on the protestors as ruthless murderers. He is showing like the soldiers enjoying the murder. You can notice the fact in the English soldier far end – he is shooting on the protestors & smiling like a brutal tyrant.
- Secondly, Paul Revere is also showing a sniper on the second floor of Butcher’s Hall firing on the colonists. Via the sniper, Revere was trying to propagate that the massacre was pre-planned by the British authority.
- Thirdly, Paul Rever 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.
- The picture also describes that the English captain was ordering and directing his soldiers to attack the innocent protestors.