compare and contrast between general zaroff and rainsford?answer should be in pointwise.

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lizbv | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Rainsford and Zaroff can arguably be considered parallel characters in that both are hunters, both are intelligent, strategic in their hunt, and well-versed in hunting. These points are made evident in that rains ford strategically creates complicated hunting traps, thus injuring Zaroff and even killing his dog and his servant Ivan, as well as evident in Zaroff in that he recognizes each trap, avoids each to save himself, and even is able to find Rainsford quickly on the first day of the hunt but chooses to let him go with the intent of prolonging the fight. The differences come into play in terms of their morality; whereas Rainsford sees Zaroff's game as murder, Zaroff simply sees it as a challenge in which the strong must overtake the weak. Additionally, the two are foils in that Rainsford is a dynamic character while Zaroff is static. This last point is evident when considering that Rainsford's early comment stating "who cares what a jaguar feels?" shows his lack of concern for his prey, yet his opinion changes when he himself becomes the metaphoric jaguar, hence, Zaroff's prey. Zaroff's opinions, however, do not change nor evolve.
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siva9008 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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General Zaroff and Rainsford are both very devious and intelligent. Rainsford is a ruthless character and very uncaring but yet thinks hes sophisticated. Ranisford is a very caring and witty character.

For the drawing of ship wreck island, pretty much draw an oval but have it have like a cresant shape cut out of the side where Rainsford swims across to the place where Zaroff's house is kept.

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