Paret's Last Fight Analysis

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Down and out Anticipation filled the air as two legendary men entered the area, but unbeknownst to them only one would leave. The story of Benny Paret’s death in the ring is retold in order to reflect on the tragic event. By implementing rhetorical strategies such as disturbing imagery, gruesome analogies, and heartbreaking pathos to capture the feeling of Paret’s last fight. The story of Paret’s death, whether you knew him or not, is a tragic one. The writer characterizes Paret as “ a proud club fighter” with an incredible ability to take a beating, “At the end of ten rounds, he would still be bouncing,”. Through this information the readers visualize a powerful, undefeatable man to relate to. With this new attachment to Paret, his death

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