Zaroff Persuasion Quotes

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Throughout this journal, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and wacky. First, he can be considered as a confident man. In addition, the introduction of himself to Rainsford can be a detail by his speaking tone. Also, how he collaborates with Rainsford such as shake hands is a detail too. For example, “Another man was coming down the broad marble steps, an erect, slender man in evening clothes. He advanced to Rainsford and held out his hand. In a cultivated voice marked by a slight accent that gave it added precision and deliberateness, he said, ‘it is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home’” (Connells 4). According to the quote, it exposes the tone of his voice was talking to a friend that he cognized for a long time. …show more content…

Second, he can also be considered of wacky. For example, he likes to hunt, but the prey is human. Also, the animal heads in the hall also explains he is wacky. Another example, “‘I wanted the ideal animal to hunt,’ explained the general. ‘So I said, `what are the attributes of an ideal quarry?' And the answer was, of course, `it must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason…Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’”(Connells 11). Referring to the quote, it exposes how Zaroff tells about the prey and Rainsford got surprised. He even tells Rainsford that he hunts different types of people. Ultimately, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and wacky because of the way he collaborates and why he hunts

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