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The Power of Words Generally when people get their way with others they do it with words they want others to agree with their point of view give them what they want or do what they ask Such peoples victims unknowingly make choices based on emotional appeals and logical tricks which allows the manipulator to control their thinking and their behavior setting themselves up to be used for someone elses interests For example in William Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius persuades Brutus to turn against his best friend Decius reinterprets Calphurnias dream that leads Caesar to his fate and Antony convinces the crowd of plebeians to turn against the honorable Brutus Their powerful words are used as a tool to mislead and deceive even the most intelligent men in this tragic drama The first example of how words are deceiving is how sly Cassius is able to persuade Brutus to turn on his best friend Caesar Cassius ambition is to turn Brutus view of Caesar a full 180 degrees Cassius is no fool therefore he is able to convince Brutus of how good of a friend he is and how he will not lead him in the wrong direction Therefore good Brutus be prepared to hear and since you know you can not see yourself so well as by reflection I your glass 1266-68 Deceptive Cassius words lure the honorable Brutus to want to hear more Cassius speaks of Caesars mortal life and how he is like any other man Cassius tells Brutus that Caesar should not have the power to control those who are exactly like everyone else because if this is able to happen then Brutus has the same chance of ruling as Caesar does Brutus and Caesar what should be in that Casaer Why should that name be sounded more than yours Write them together yours is as fair a name 12142-144 Since Cassius traps Brutus in
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