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Command of Language - Blake Cordell 4th AP Lang Language...

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Blake Cordell 4 th AP Lang Language According to Shakespeare and Heaney one of the most destructive forces in the world is the combination of skillful rhetoricians/ persuaders and gullible, uncritical audiences. I have found this claim to be evident from many aspects of life such as works of literature, history, personal experience, and other domains. In Othello Shakespeare creates a character named Iago who is very skilled with the command of language. He goes around town “pouring pestilence in the ear” and corrupting an innocent but gullible audience so that his will be done. Iago is incredible at persuading his target and manipulating them through the use of rhetoric. He is able to change the lives of many and ultimately five deaths come from his poisonous bidding. “The Early Purges”, written by Seamus Heaney, is a similar work that shows how someone can be pulled into the lude acts of another by the persuasion that is used.
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