General Zaroff In The Most Dangerous Game

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“In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics, he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so”(Immanuel Kant). The character General Zaroff, a Russian savage, from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. The General express this attitude towards guilt throughout, he believes ethically he is innocent, according to the law he’s guilty of abuse. Throughout the short story, Zaroff shows that his relationship between him and Ivan is more than normal. Ivan, his servant shows signs of abuse, his lack of voice and ability to hear leaving him vulnerable to oppression and his submissive behavior towards Zaroff.
Many readers label his relationship with Ivan as employee and employer. The description of Ivan’s attire “a black
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Ivan lacks the ability to hear and speak, leaving him vulnerable to oppression. “The Ability to be self-reliant, the Ability to ask for and use assistance where and when appropriate, and the Ability to survive misguidance.” Are such qualities suggested by The Psychological world of Deaf People, the deaf must obtain to be acknowledge as independent. These qualities differ from those Ivan obtains. Ivan relies on others to function on a day to day bases. Ivan also can’t manage misguidance, granting General Zaroff access to control and brainwash him.
Studying ’s behavior in the“ man’s free hand go to his forehead in a military salute, and click his heels together and stand at attention.Another man was coming down… Turning to the giant in uniform, the general made a sign. The giant put away his pistol, saluted, withdrew” (Connell 3,4). General Zaroff possesses an unidentifiable sense of control over Ivan. Abusers display these characteristics according to ApdCares, causing Ivan to exhibit signs of submission towards the General. This behavior compares those exhibited by Jane towards her stepfather observed by Holden in The Catcher in The Rye by J.D Salinger. Both characters experience abuse that induces them to become submissive.Victims become brainwashed, the fear of a counteraction prompts them to abide every command their abuser order. This concept’s name is brainwashing, it occurs when abusers isolate

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