A Faceless Man's Plea Summary

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Mike Royko describes the Veteran’s Administration 's treatment of Leroy Bailey in his article, “A Faceless Man’s Plea” published in the Chicago Daily News. Royko’s purpose was to expose the unfair treatment of veteran’s such as Leroy Bailey. He uses a frustrated and critical tone to convey the inefficiency and hypocrisy of the Veteran’s Administration. Royko centers the beginning of his article on Leroy Bailey, a Vietnam War veteran who was sent to the infantry and was later on injured by a rocket at the age of twenty-six. He uses a pitiful tone along with imagery to highlight the effect of the injury on Bailey’s day-to-day life. He describes Bailey spending most of his life in his brother’s basement knitting wool hats and listening to the
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