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Terzino 1 Kaitlyn Terzino August 25, 2015 Ms. Bell AP English Period 3 Tales of the Tyrant Rhetorical Analysis In Mark Bowden’s Tales of the Tyrant, uses attacking words and degrading comments are evidently present in society today; however it is the way authors explain them that can entice people to know more. In Tales of a Tyrant, the author, Mark Bowden, provides a vast selection of imagery and illusions to attack and degrade Saddam Hussein. Through the attacking diction and direct degrading, it will be evident to see the author’s feelings toward Saddam Hussein. One strategy Bowden uses in order to convey the attacking point of view is to immediately put a quote into the article to allow the reader to make their judgement first. Bowden then promptly begins the attacking tone toward Hussein, “Hussein the Anointed One, Glorious Leader” (1). It is easy to sense the mockery and hate all from just a few words. It truly deflates the image of absolute perfection, and makes Saddam feel like the human he is. Bowden writes, “He dictates, don’t interrupt! Don’t ask questions or make any requests” (5). This quote
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  • Fall '13
  • Mitchell
  • Rhetoric, Saddam Hussein, Mark Bowden, Hussein, Bowden

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