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Aaron and Ahmed was the first comic book, or graphic novel, that I had ever read. Needless to say, I was completely distracted by the pictures, and I missed a very important detail the first time I read it. The main character’s last name is Goodman, which then caused me to think about whether or not he really was a Good Man. Or better yet, are there any good men in Guantanamo Bay? Typically, the prisoners are the bad guys, and the officers are the good guys. However, at a place like Guantanamo Bay, where the officers are using tactics that are questionably torture, are they really the good guys or does their job make them just as bad? There was something really powerful about viewing these devises of torture while reading about them.

The definition of torture:

tor·ture

[tawr-cher]  Show IPA noun, verb, -tured, -tur·ing.

noun

1. The act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment orrevenge, as a means of getting a confession or information,or for sheer cruelty.
2. A method of inflicting such pain.
3. Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone.
4. Extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.
5. A cause of severe pain or anguish.
Tactics as displayed in Aaron and Ahmed:
1)Beating
2) Water Boarding
3)Cruelty
4) Embarrassment
5)Uncomfortable Arrangements

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