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Samantha Keupp ENG102 Professor Gutowski 1 16 April 2015 Third Short Paper Silence is Golden When You Can’t Think of an Answer “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever effective as a rightly timed pause.” According to a well-known American author, (“Mark Twain”). Without words and without thoughts, there would be no history. How would you get your point across? Words are slippery, and thought is crucial. You should always think before you speak, like The Fifth Amendment reads, “Nor shall any person be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself” more so, we have the right to remain silent, which isn’t an easy thing to do because our actions create consequences. The two plays, “Coriolanus” by Shakespeare and “The Right to Remain” by Melanie Marnich both relate to the statement with their own interpretations of how every word you say, can leave an impact on your life. If it is to remain silent, or to speak to the public, you should speak clearly, think about what you say to people before opening your mouth. The play, “Coriolanus” shows a man that saves his City, must gain his right to office and plead for the votes of the plebeians. The people agree to give him their votes, but they later change their decision because of Brutus and Sicinius. This drives Coriolanus into a fury, and he
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