A Pen is mightier than a sword- By Ardra Binoth

  • Contributed by : Ardra Binoth Lonen
  • Status : Student
  • Class : 8th
  • Age : 14
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Essay
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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Have you ever heard of the saying ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’? Probably yes. Anyone who is a student must have often heard this saying or proverb. Now let me ask you, what do you understand from this proverb? Well, let me tell you.


The proverb signifies that words are notably effective. Even though the pen is smaller in size, it can achieve more things than a sword. The capability of writing is more significant than the power of hatred and violence. And as we know, a pen or a sword does not work on its own. It is we who operates them.


It is us who can make a difference in whether to fight or to write. Let me give you an example, during India’s independence, some people took up the sword to fight against the British, while some took up the pen to inscribe the history and tragedy. Both, the pen and the sword had equal contributions towards it. However, the fight of the pen has often been much influential.


The writers, authors and the scholars, invisibly exert a greater impact on people than conflicts. The art of writing is clearly more significant compared to the sharpness of the sword. This is because the fame of the sword causes pain and does not last forever, whereas the result of writing is far more influencing for the nation for years ahead.


And therefore in conclusion, I’d like to say that, through the proverb, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ we understand that violence cannot change views or beliefs. One has to communicate through their writing to understand the mind and heart of the people. While the power of the sword can end up in rage, sacrifice and loss, the pen can bring motive, impulse and growth to the soul.

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