Our societal ill is manipulation. In the screenwriting, Julius Caesar, manipulation is used very often to persuade people one way that they would not have originally wanted. Cassius uses manipulation perswades Brutus and other commoners to join the conspirators to kill Caesar during the novel.
Brutus and Caesar—what should be in that “Caesar”? / Why should that name be sounded more than yours? / Write them together, yours is as fair a name. / Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well. / Weigh them, it is as heavy. / Conjure with 'em (1.2. 143-147)
I will this night, / In several hands, in at his windows throw, / As if they came from several citizens, / Writings all tending to the great opinion / That Rome holds of his name, wherein obscurely / Caesar’s ambition shall be glancèd at. / And after this let / Caesar seat him sure, / For we will shake him, or worse days endure. (1.2.311-318)
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,/And sure he is an honorable man./I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,/But here I am to speak what/I do know./You all did love him once, not without cause./What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?— (3.2.107-113)
Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it. / It is not meet you know how Caesar / loved you. / You are not wood, you are not stones, but men. / And, being men, hearing the will of Caesar, / It will inflame you; it will make you mad. / 'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs, / For if you should, O, what would come of it? (3.2.152-158)
Never, never!—Come, away, away! / We'll burn his body in the holy place / And with the brands fire the traitors' houses. / Take up the body. (3.2.268-270)