Unformatted text preview: use of speech by people is not the only harmful way language can be used. As she explains, “statist language” being “censored and censoring” (Morrison, 30) is another example. The way a government, or ruling power, can manipulate speech. Withholding information, or manipulating it to appear worse or better of course can cause people to think differently about subjects. I believe Toni Morrison wants the public to be aware that language is almost taken over by the government, and we should consider the other possibilities. In the end, her message is powerful and her message I believe is to merely wake up and understand the value and power of our speech....
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