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Rufus wants to be a good man, but he is not willing to
do the necessary hard work. While his impulses are praiseworthy,
his behavior is consistently atrocious. Rufus often asks others
to do his dirty work for him in order to insulate himself from the
violence of his actions. Likewise, he understands that rape is a
horrifying act, but instead of stopping himself from raping women,
he assuages his guilt by forcing his victims to fake enthusiasm.
He sees the pain he inflicts, but rather than changing his behavior,
he continues to do harm and then expresses genuine regret after
the damage has been done. When he is getting his way, Rufus can
be a kind and gentle man. But despite his occasional flashes of
warmth and his tenuous understanding of morality, Rufus is, in the
end, a brutal man. He thinks nothing of beating and continually
raping women, selling men, and breaking up families. He is selfish
and brutal, and his selfishness and brutality only worsen as he
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