Rhetorical Analysis Of Torture's Terrible Toll, By John Mccain

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Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement states “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” This is important because torture is brutal on the body and mind. The article “Torture’s Terrible Toll” by John McCain is more convincing then the article “The Case for Torture” by Michael Levin because McCain provides more logical reasoning, he adds his own personal experience of being a captured prisoner during the Vietnam War, and he creates an emotional bond with people around the world.
Through more logical reasoning McCain Argument is more valid than Levin. A logical example from McCain is: “Until about 1970, North Vietnam ignored its obligations not …show more content…

McCain states” The effects of most beatings heal. The memory of an execution will haunt someone for a very long time and damage his or her psyche in ways that may never heal”. (McCain). McCain also says” Many of many of my comrades were subjected to very cruel, very inhumane and degrading treatment and few of them unto death” (McCain). These two examples are affective because readers can only try to imagine what McCain and his solders went through. McCain is correct when he means it does not matter how many times someone can hit or torture a soldier, but seeing soldiers apart of the squadron getting executed will harm the mind forever. Levin’s essay has some examples that may create an emotional bond. Levin’s article states “I’m sorry, you’ll have to die in agony, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to …” (Levin). Levin has some guilt for the American soldiers because they were tortured. But Levin does not have feelings for captured enemies during war that they may suffer in order to get information. Levin has no personal experience with war or being tortured. If Levin had one personal experience with being captured prisoner than his point of view would change dramatically and

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