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misinterpretations in history because of words' unreliability

Hey everyone, I could use a few examples from history to strengthen my paper on Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. Throughout the novel, Anderson illustrates how words cannot be relied upon because they are so easily misinterpreted.. Are there any famous events in history—you know, ones that can easily be referred to in a paper—where a person was led to his or her downfall because of a misinterpreted message? Or words' ambiguity? Or any misunderstanding in general?

Thanks!
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