Death Of Benny Paret Rhetorical Analysis

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Norman Mailer, in his article “The Death of Benny Paret,” uses simile to show a comparison between the fight and a commonly known example. He says, “Griffith was in like a cat ready to rip the life out of a huge boxed rat.” This simile is meaningful because it shows the way Griffith was attacking Paret. It shows that Paret was helpless as he was stuck in the rope. The simile adds to the work by giving the reader a visual of what was taking place at that time. It also shows how helpless Paret was when he was punched to death in the ring.
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