Language is used all around the world It can be used to do just about
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Language is used all around the world. It can be used to do just about anything, even manipulate others. People manipulate others by telling them lies and other things. Anyone can be manipulated and not even know it. An example of this would be telling everyone that proceeds raised for an event they were sponsoring was going to charity, when in fact they were actually lining their own personal pockets. This is a prime example of manipulation. Another form would consist of an important person selling something. This is using their popularity to manipulate you to purchase a product. One more example is if a person is wrongly accused for something that they did not do. The person who originally started the accusations would be manipulating others to believe that this person actually committed the crime. Language is a very powerful weapon, and in the hands of a skilled person, it can be used to manipulate others.
Decius Brutus is one man who shows us that language is a powerful weapon. Brutus is the man responsible of manipulating Caesar to go to the capitol on the day of his death. "Caesar, all hail. Good morrow, worthy Caesar; I come to fetch you to the Senate House." Brutus is trying to act as if nothing but greatness is coming for Caesar. Brutus knows that Caesar will be killed, so he tries to get him to go to the Senate House so he will die. Brutus convinces Caesar that Calpernica's dream is well meaning, and not forewarning. "This dream is all amiss interpreted, it was a vision fair and fortunate." Brutus is trying to change the way that Caesar saw the dream by saying positive things about what happened in the dream. If Brutus hadn't changed the impression that Caesar has about Copernican's dream, Caesar wouldn't have gone to the Senate House and would possible not have been killed. Brutus tells Caesar a lie that Caesar can't refuse. "The Senate have concluded to give this day a crown to mighty Caesar." Brutus tells Caesar that if he doesn't go to the Senate he won't ever have a chance to get a crown again. Without telling Caesar this lie, he might not have gone to the Senate House at all. Since Brutus's skills in the langauge are very good, he was able to change the mind of Caesar so that the assassination would take place.
Brutus is a man who shows his skills in the language by convincing the crowd that the death of Caesar was for their own good. Brutus acts as if he was in the right after Caesar's death. "Public reasons shall be rendered of Caesar's death." Brutus is trying to calm down the crowd by giving them the reasons why Caesar had to be killed. If Brutus hadn't have said these things to the crowd, they very well might have killed him on the spot. Brutus says there was valid reason for Caesar's death. "I have done no more than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death in enrolled in the Capitol." Brutus is saying that the reason for his death is at the Capitol. Brutus, in saying this to the crowd, effectively calms them, and in turn, regains his leadership. Brutus asks the crowd many questions about being free. "Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any speak; for his valor; and death for his ambitions." He is asking the crowd if they would like to be slaves. He says this to the crowd because he wants them to think that they would have been slaves if Caesar hadn't died.
Antony, a good friend of Caesar, is able to convince the crowd that Caesar's death was not because he was ambitious, but because they were power hungry. Mark Antony tries to get the crowd on his side by asking them questions. "He was my friend, faithful and just to me; but Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man." He tells the crowd that he was Caesar's friend and so was Brutus, but Brutus says he was ambitious. Antony tries to get them against Brutus so they will turn on the conspirators. Mark Antony says that Caesar loved the people and he
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