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Rock Sims English 101 February 4, 2008 Rhetorical Analysis on Cullen (120-124) In the article “Was Cho Seung-Hui Really Like the Columbine Killers?” the author Dave Cullen asks whether the Virginia Tech shooter, Cho Seung-Hui, suffered from psychosis was a psychopath like the media coverage made him out to be, or was if he was simply full of uncontrollable anger and depression. Cullen also compares and contrasts Cho Seung-Hui to the Columbine Shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. In the article, he gives examples that prove that Cho shows signs of a psychopath, as well as signs of psychosis, anger, and depression, while at the same time comparing him to Dylan in Eric. In this comparison, Cullen notes that Seung- Hui compares to Dylan and Eric in some ways, but still differs from them in many underlying ways. One of the main differences Cullen discusses is bloodlust. While the Columbine killers reveled in the massacre they were taking part in, maniacally laughing and even taunting their
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Unformatted text preview: victims, Cho simply fired into his victims with little emotion on his face while saying nothing. He also tried to make it seem like the world forced him to murder, and he did not want to do it at all. This was not the same feeling that the Columbine shooters held. Cullen manages to make this argument based on logic, but it is still a weak one at that. All of the information used is mostly based on assumption and the small amount of hard evidence Cho left behind. Many doctors have offered multiple diagnoses about Cho Seung-Hui, but none of them are full and conclusive in diagnosing real cause for him to snap and commit the murders that he did. There may never be a clear cut answer as to what was truly going on in his mind, mostly because there is not enough evidence that can be presented about him that can give investigators a true and complete look into his mind, or enough to allow doctors to accurately diagnose him....
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