Rainsford Violence Quotes

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Rainsford becomes the new general of ship trap island. There are many theories to explain why this is true like he is more violent throughout the story and he is very similar to General Zaroff.
Rainsford becomes the new general of Ship Trap island because he becomes more violent over the course of the story. “ ‘Do not make me condone cold-blooded murder,’ finished Rainsford stiffly.”This quote is taken from the middle of the story before the game starts. At this point of the story, clearly Rainsford is not okay with murder. He immediately thinks General Zaroff is joking when he says he murders humans. Later in the story he does not think of it as a joke however, he likes doing it also. Therefore his view of murdering and being violent changes throughout the …show more content…

A normal person probably wouldn’t feel “an impulse to cry aloud with joy” when they hear a scream of pain. This also links back to my claim that he changes over the course of the story. It relates to the claim because my first quote showed him saying he does not approve of Zaroff murdering people yet this quote shows he is very violent himself. “ ‘Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford…’ He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.”In the this quote, Zaroff says one of them will be serve as a meal to the dogs and the other will sleep in the bed. By Rainsford saying he had never slept in a better bed, this shows that General Zaroff was fed to the dogs. Rainsford also had to kill Zaroff to be able to sleep in the bed. When he says he's never slept in a better bed, that is kind of demonstrating he was happy that he killed him and he got to sleep in the amazing bed. This quote was from the end of the story which goes along with my claim that he changed over the whole story. In each of these situations, he either is okay with murder or not. By getting a quote from the beginning, middle and end of the story, it

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