How Does General Zaroff Value Human Life

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Someone who actually cares for humans at all would never call them “specimens”. This type of behavior, a general lack of care for the human life, is saddening. To compare Zaroff to someone like Hitler or Stalin would not be uncalled for. Hitler and Stalin referred to people with the same amount of care that Zaroff does, next to none. Instead of wanting to help people, both Zaroff and dictators like Hitler would rather see the strong survive and the weak die off. This is one of the main ideologies of Adolf Hitler. “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” Quotes from Adolf Hitler, like this one, sound very similar to what General Zaroff was saying before. Neither man, neither person in power, seems to care at all about what happens to those who are under them. Both of these men only seem to care about those who have power like they do. Everyone else who does not have power, or anything close to power, is just left to die because they are seen as a nuisance, an impure
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