The Death Of Benny Paret By Norman Mailer Analysis

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The fight between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith on March 24, 1962 was a major event in the history of boxing. Paret was one of the few to be killed in the ring. In “The Death of Benny Paret” by Norman Mailer, Mailer characterizes Paret as a hero that did not deserve what happened, and Griffith as a villain that intended to harm Paret through the use of well-developed organization, violent imagery, and animalistic diction. This creates adoration and sympathy for Paret, and a hatred towards

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