Has someone ever manipulated you with their words? Answering this question is no use because almost every time you are manipulated, you don't catch it. Manipulation is when you are clever with your words, body language, or things you do in general to get what you want. Using speech, you can manipulate people through any emotion. In The Giver novel, many people used manipulative language to make people do and believe what the manipulator wanted. People use wording, timing, and tone to shape someone's mind into doing or believing what they want. Wording is one of the easiest ways to manipulate someone through language.