Pen is Mightier than the Sword
English Essay on "Pen is Mightier than the Sword"
Before the dawn of civilization man overpowered the weak with his physical strength. In the struggle for existence, it was the survival of the fittest. Might was right. He had no qualms of conscience while killing his prey, so the prehistoric man was almost barbaric and lived slowly on the strength of his muscle power. Gradually man became aware of his intellectual ability. He learned to turn things in his favour by using his brain. He realised he was superior to all in the animal kingdom due to his ability to rationalise and think. He began applying his intellect to deal with day-to-day situation. The civilization advanced, it became apparent that there was no need to cross swords to solve all the problems. In fact, it was realised that pen is mightier than the sword. A sword may kill a man, but it certainly cannot bring about a change of heart or values.