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Pen is mightier than sword

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Started: 3/4/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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The topic of the debate is- "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword", and I would like to express my views for the motion.
The pen is usually linked with the writing. It helps the writer to record his thoughts on a piece of paper. Sword is a weapon used forcefully against someone. A sword can be wielded well only by those who are physically fit. But words can flow from pen of even a feeble man. If he is a good writer, he can use the words to their desired effect. Many great writers had inspired revolutions. The French Revolution for example was the result of writings of great French writers like Rousseau.
Writing has created peace during wars and wars during piece. Writing has made the whole world to unite against evil. That is the power of pen!
Writers, thinkers and artists created the spirit of the modern world by the power of the pen. The French Revolution owned inspiration to the writings of Rousseau and Voltaire. Karl Marx"s "Das Capital" inspired Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution. "The Communist Manifesto", the combined work of Fredrick Engels and Karl Marx formed the basics of modern international communism. Charles Dickens exposed the evils of capitalism in his works like "David Copperfield" and "Oliver Twist".
David Thoreau"s The Civil Disobedience inspired Gandhiji for Satyagraha during the freedom struggle in India. The leaders were able to communicate their ideas to the people through the press. They were able to promote among them a feeling of nationalism and unity. Gandhiji himself edited two newspapers, to mobilize the masses. The victory of our freedom movement over the British to some extent was the victory of the pen over the sword.
The victories of the sword are short lived. Alexander"s desire to conquer the world remained unfulfilled. Hitler overran Europe but was defeated in the Second World War. The plays by Shakespeare, the poems by Keats and Wordsworth, or the novels by Dickens are still alive among readers. Pen is mightier because it gives good counsel, promotes cultural values and graces of life, thus helping to remove cob-webs from society. One the contrary, war destroys cultures and negates the cultural values.
Writing has built and destroyed kingdoms. Writing has created peace during wars and created wars during peace. Writing has made the whole world unite to fight against an evil. That is the power of writing. A fight can impact on two or more people, a war may impact thousands of people but a book can shake the whole world. A book can turn dark into light, slavery into freedom, dumb into speech, weak into powerful, and poor into rich.
I want to conclude by saying that thinking and writing have more influence on people and events than the use of power or violence, and most importantly, the pen teaches us to think beyond the rationale of mind.
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