Rhetorical Analysis On Boxing

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Boxing was never the same after this match of Benny Paret and Emile Griffith which led to death. Norman Mailer depicts the fight between Emile Griffith and Benny Paret on The Presidential Papers. On his depiction, Mailer integrates logical and emotional appeals on the boxing match that was watched and heard about by thousands. Mailer begins his essay by using logical. He makes statements on Benny Paret, describing his fighting style of taking “three punches to the head in order to give back two.” The descriptions of the fight at the start are used to depict a “normal boxing match”. However, there is a quick shift from Mailer using logical content to emotional content. This shift happens less than halfway through the essay. Mailer

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