Analyze the characters in the play in relation to the conventions of melodrama in Zastrozzi: The Master of Dicipline, by George F. Walker.

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In keeping with the role of the melodramatic protagonist, Zastrozzi is passionate and single-minded in his disciplined quest to accomplish his vow of suave evil perversness. Verezzi is misunderstood as his religious devotion is seen as weakness rather than as a strength in its own right.