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Montressor and General Zaroff are fictional characters in short stories Although each character was created in their own authors imaginationthey share common personality traits Each character shows theirqualities in similar and unique ways Montressor in The Cask ofAmontillado and Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game Although Montressorand General Zaroff are both intelligent and patient they differ intheir way of killing Montressor and Zaroff are very analogous in a particular traitintelligence Montressor carefully planned out to kill the man whoinsulted his familys honor Fortunado Montressor drew Fortunado to hishouse by telling Fortunado that he has Amontillado that needs to betested by an excellent wine tester of course that would be FortunadoMontressoe told Fortunado that he will go to Luchesi another winetester and without doubt Fortunado replied Luchesi cannot tellAmontillado from sherry Come let us go Companion 6 From thisinformation it can be concluded that Montressor is manipulative but inorder to be manipulative you must be intelligent Also in the story TheCask of Amontillado the story is told about 50 years later meaning thatFortunados murder was never discovered Thus Montressor was smartenough to plan out a murder that was never revealed Likewise Zaroff isvery intelligent Zaroff has found out a way to bring his human preysinto the island He put lights on a part of the island that signals acanal for boats but instead the canal has giant rocks with razoredges When their boat gets destroyed the sailor and everyone eon aboardgo to the island and seek for help That is when they find Zaroffspalace In the palace Zaroff gives them food and shelter AfterwardsZaroff takes them to his training school in the cellar and leaves themthere In the cellar the people get food in order to survive until theday Zaroff decides to hunt them Then when Zaroff desires to hunt hewill simply pick one of the people and lets himher loose like ananimal In other words Zaroff is intelligent because he created a waya genius
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