Justified In Edgar Allan Poe's Short Story 'Hop Frog'

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “Hop Frog”, Hop Frog was justified in his hostile efforts to get revenge on the king and his acquaintances. There are many reasons throughout the short story that provide justification for his actions, including how the king treats him. Throughout the entirety of the story, the king is rude to Hop Frog and treats him with an astounding amount of disrespect. Hop Frog and Trippetta were given to the king as presents that would provide endless laughs and jokes. From the start, the king made fun of Hop Frog because he was a dwarf and could not walk properly. To the king, Hop Frog was “both a jester to laugh with, and a dwarf to laugh at” (Poe 2). The king made fun of him every chance he got, which could not have
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