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hannans1111 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM via web

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What are the strenghts and weaknesses of Rudolf Rassendyll, the main character in Prisoners of Zenda?

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K.P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted January 4, 2010 at 4:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Rudolf Rassendyll is the main character of The Prisoner of Zenda. He has many strengths of character. One is that he is well educated. He is also intelligent. He is a nobleman. He is compassionate. He is kind. He is accommodating . He is ready to help in a good cause. He is an honorable man. He is loyal, trustworthy and true to his word. He is brave. He is a warrior who is unafraid to face danger. He has few weaknesses. One weakness is that he lacks ambition. He is also content to live on the family wealth. 

Rudolf has three traits that could be either strengths or weaknesses depending on how utilized. He enjoys his social status. He loves a good frolic because he is fun-loving. He also loves a good adventure.

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