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"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think." Evaluate this extent to which the characteristics of Sartre claims for words affect - negatively or positively - different Areas of Knowledge.

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"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think." Evaluate this extent to which the characteristics of Sartre claims for words affect - negatively or positively - different Areas of Knowledge. One famous philosopher Sartre told that words are more treacherous and powerful than we thought. And he was right, because really word, which is being used in everyday life, is the key of each language. It is essential not only because of the help to interact with each other, but also it reveals the personalities of human beings, their attitudes to daily life, the way of thinking and inner features. However, used in different Areas of Knowledge, word can affect others both positively and negatively according to the situation. In my essay I am going to evaluate the significance of using words in three different Areas of Knowledge - politics, arts and maths with logic. To start with it is necesary to mention that political field tends to be the most extended and the most important Area of Knowledge nowadays. As we all know, the main , world - spread form of rulling is democracy. This guarantees that humans have a liberty of rights, thoughts and of course speech. ...read more.

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Actually, the usage of word in arts does not make so much influence as it makes in politics, but it still remains important. This can be proved in few ways. First of all the way of writing. In poetry and prose words get a symbolic meaning. They help to reveal the context, genre and mood of work, situation of the characters, plot, suroundings and the authour himself. If one or some words are being changed, the whole production may loose its value and be interpretated differently from the expectations of the author. That is why it is very important to use suitable words and phrases, to created special surroundings and by revealing the main ideas of work, affect the readers either positively or negatively. The same can happen with songs. It is clear as a day that the biggest part of song take words and not music. In order to create an interesting and a nice one, the performers should keep the proportion of words and music in proper way. And only then song can become popular and reach the deepest corners of human hearts by making influence on them. However, arts have some fields where words are not so valuable, because they are being used partly. ...read more.

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If we change the sequence or the word cathetus to the word hypotenuse, all theorem will loose its value and become incorrect. So this makes us believe that wrongly used words in theorems affect people negatively and right statements - positively. To sum up, I would like to say that words are really much more treacherous and powerful than we could imagine. They are used in many Areas of Knowledge and daily life of humans. Just in one situation may affect positively, in another - negatively. Used in political field, words may not only help to gain support for representatives of government by showing their aims, but also cause some troubles for them. Used in arts, words have less effect, but it still depends on the situation. Used in maths and logic, they can not make huge impressions, just help to reveal the task of excercises and context of logic assumpions. Only theorems require more attention when using words and phrases. So we can see that it is necesary to talk and write in proper way each time and ensure that you have an understanding of the subject, can affect others positively. In such way showing the attitude and respect to the native or foreign language, culture of the country life, personal features and finaly educational level and the maturity of an individuality. So try to avoid mistakes while talking and writing. ...read more.

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