Goldman uses many similes and metaphors to describe Prince Humperdinck. Goldman's first in-depth description of Humperdinck is on pages seventy-three and seventy-four. On these pages, he uses similes such as "...shaped like a barrel" and "walked like a crab" to describe Prince Humperdinck's figure. Goldman also paints a picture for us of Humperdinck's passion: hunting. Goldman tells us how Humperdinck "made it a practice to never let a day go by without killing something." In the same paragraph, he also uses adjectives such as "dedicated," "determined," and "relentless" to describe Humperdinck's behavior when it came to hunting.