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Samantha KeuppENG102Professor Gutowski116 April 2015Third Short PaperSilence 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 timedpause.” According to a well-known American author, (“Mark Twain”). Without words andwithout thoughts, there would be no history. How would you get your point across? Words areslippery, and thought is crucial. You should always think before you speak, like The FifthAmendment reads, “Nor shall any person be compelled in any criminal case to be a witnessagainst himself” more so, we have the right to remain silent, which isn’t an easy thing to dobecause our actions create consequences. The two plays, “Coriolanus” by Shakespeare and “TheRight to Remain” by Melanie Marnich both relate to the statement with their own interpretationsof how every word you say, can leave an impact on your life. If it is to remain silent, or to speakto the public, you should speak clearly, think about what you say to people before opening yourmouth. The play, “Coriolanus” shows a man that saves his City, must gain his right to office andplead for the votes of the plebeians. The people agree to give him their votes, but they laterchange their decision because of Brutus and Sicinius. This drives Coriolanus into a fury, and he

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