Rhetorical Analysis True Crime

True crime is a non-fiction literary genre. It could often be discussed through literary, films, social media and podcasts. True crime has always captured my interest, at a young age I remember watching the tv show network Investigation Discovery and being fascinated with the cases and asking what was the motive behind these actions?  A really famous case that most people heard of is the zodiac killer, the one who shook all of California with his infamous symbol the zodiac. He would mock the police with telephone calls, taunting letters, and encrypted messages. The letters would be sent to a local newspaper and of course at the end of every letter the zodiac symbol was left behind so the press gave him the name zodiac. He accepted the nickname and began to address himself as the zodiac. “Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation’s Most Elusive Serial Killer” by Robert Graysmith reveals unreleased facts, including the complete text of the killer’s letters. Many were able to crack the encrypted messages left behind because they were interested and wanted to be involved in some way. Despite the rigorous investigations, no one was ever arrested for the crimes and the case remains open.

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