“…the pen is mightier than the sword.”
--Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu, Ⅱ. ⅱ
People interact and communicate with each other in order to meet the requirements of daily life. There is a lot of ways to express what you think, feel, or want to say. For instance, people talk, write, use gestures and facial expressions, etc. Writing is one of the most important and effective way to communicate and exchange opinions with other people. What the quotation tries to say is the effect of writing, by extension, the power of words. The effect of writing is not only influential but also boundless because you can affect people in a pleasant way, or sometimes, attack people. A pen might not do anything important if we simply see it as an object. However, a pen can be a powerful weapon if we find out the hidden potential of it. As a matter of fact, a sword can also be used as a way of expression in a destructive, violent way. In essentials, the two things are very contrasting.
“A pen versus a sword” seems very hopeless or even foolish only when it is understood in a literal sense. There are two different examples of situations in which the quotation is true. A pen can change or affect people by giving them what they need or want to have. It does not apply to everybody, but the Bible has had a strong influence on all around the world. The various speakers of the Bible captivate readers by telling a story of Jesus and teaching the new testimony and God’s love which they believe people need to live for. People around me have actually changed by the Bible. They try to live as written in the Bible not because they’re forced to, but are willing to. Whenever they’re faced with difficulties, they overcome by ruminating upon what the Bible says. On the other hand, a pen can offend or hurt people. A sword can also hurt people, but it can be recovered as long as one lives. However, the hurt caused by words cannot be recovered easily. One of my aunts has constantly belittled...