In The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy is compared to "an eagle" and Chauvelin is compared to "a fox." Why? (Use research and examples to back up your answer.)

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Sir Percy Blakeney is compared to an eagle because he exhibits the traits of high intelligence, keen perceptiveness, and strength. Chauvelin is likened to a fox since he is sly and cunning and he uses traps against his enemies.

In Chapter X of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chauvelin, an agent of the new revolutionary French government, who is described as having a "fox-like mask" of a face, has come to England to find the Scarlet Pimpernel and anyone else who attempts to rescue French aristocrats. Earlier he has discovered a letter signed by Lady Blakeney's brother, Armand, who is involved with assisting French aristocrats in their efforts to flee the country. Confident that he now has a way to blackmail Lady Blakeney into helping him find the Scarlet Pimpernel, Chauvelin corners her at the opera and tells her that he is in possession of a letter written by her brother Armand. In this letter, Armand has revealed that he is one of the members of the Pimpernel's group working to save the lives of...

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