The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton once said “The pen is mightier than the sword.” I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. Evidence that supports this claim can be found in both Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” and in the modern day example of Malala Yousafzai. In Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses words to convince the citizens of Rome that Caesar was a successful leader and not someone they should celebrate the death of. Also, the conspirators use words to convince Brutus to join their cause. Without Brutus, the plan never would have succeeded. In modern times Malala used words in her battle against the Taliban and was able to be successful. Words are a much more powerful tool than any gun or sword can ever be. In the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” the conflict between Mark Antony and the conspirators that killed Julius Caesar demonstrates this idea. After Caesar’s assassination the crowd originally sides with Brutus and the other conspirators. Mark Antony was allowed to speak at Caesar’s funeral and using the power of words alone he convinced the crowd that the conspirators were in the wrong and they were the villains in the assassination, not Caesar. If Mark Antony had threatened the crowd and told them that they had to side with him, the crowd would have been angered and definitely sided with the conspirators. In this example words are more powerful than weapons because using only weapons Antony would not have been successful. It is shown that Cassius…
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