The Power Of Words In Julius Caesar

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“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg. Words are an important part to everyday life. In the play Julius Caesar, speeches are essential, they influence each through their play of words. I believe that words can hold more power than any weapon and can be shown throughout much of history. Words can do many more things than any weapon, they cause fear, or they can cause inspiration. This is shown in the play when Cassius influences Brutus to join the conspiracy with his way of words and the letters he gave him. Even though weapons can be used to create fear, words can …show more content…

One important example is when Cassius is trying to get Brutus to join the conspiracy. Instead of using weapons to force him to help, he convinces Brutus with his words. Even though everything Cassius says is not truthful and he uses Brutus’ ego to help, Brutus believes him and agrees with him. This proves what something simple as a few words can do. After Caesar’s death, Brutus makes a speech that convinces everyone that what he did was right. His speech was powerful, but not powerful enough. Not soon after, Mark Antony as made a great speech. He uses his words to completely change the crowd and they begin to follow him instead of Brutus. One debater, from, argued that words depend on weapons for anything to be done. To an extent, this may be true but it is words that control the weapons. In many situations, words and weapons go together, such as laws. A law is written in words but enforced with weapons. Without a law, there is no need for a weapon to force it. Words do not always need weapons. A fight can verbal instead of

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