Who Killed Benny Paret? Analytical Essay by Sal

Who Killed Benny Paret?
An analysis of an 1962 essay by Norman Cousins on who killed the boxer, Benny Paret.
# 5470 | 960 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Sport (History) , Sport (Players)

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This paper studies the essay written by Norman Cousins in 1962 about who was responsible for the death of then famous boxer, Benny Paret. It looks at the dangers of boxing as a blood sport and questions whether wider social circles were to blame for his death.

From the Paper:

"In his 1962 essay "Who Killed Benny Paret", Norman Cousins makes a strong argument against the propriety - and the morality - of professional boxing. He backs up his statement with quotes from an interview he did nearly three decades before he wrote this essay as well as facts from the then-recent death of boxer Benny Paret. Although the essay is a compelling argument about the physical dangers of boxing to participants and the moral dangers of boxing to those who watch the sport, the essay would be even more effective if it were not quite so repetitive and if the events that he is writing about were better known to today's readers."

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