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Some might consider silence to be a lack of communication I believe however that silence is an extremely powerful form of communication What can not be expressed in words with speech can always be shown through body language and looks In Silent Men Yvars and his coworkers have realized just that They have realized that it does not matter how much they scream fight or strike No one will listen or even understand their words but when they fall silent their words are finally brought to meaning The men are not afraid their words will destroy nor do they think their words are not worthy enough to be spoken They do however use their silence as power to be heard and understood Yvars along with every other man is holding on to his pride with silence Even when he wishes he spoke to Ballester about the sick child he does not He holds his pride as do the rest of the men Instead of speaking Yvars is able to show his feelings of sorrow and a sort of obstinacy 81 Their silence is even held by other feelings beside pride The men feel anger as well as helplessness that sometimes hurts so much that you cant even cry out 78 Instead of sulking and screaming out their feelings they choose to hold their own and stay reserved I would consider this to be a very manly thing to do which is something most of these men value Obviously the workers reason for silence boils down to what they want from the boss The battle therefore is with the boss only With their hammers and saws they communicate very well to the boss what they want When the men used words the boss never fully understood what they needed and what the meant but with silence and the action of them using their tools it is better and more efficient than words The correlation between action
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