Examples Of General Zaroff Inhumane

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Hunting animals and rodents are normal to everyday people, but for General Zaroff, hunting people is his everyday desire. His inhumane attitude creates him into a murderer for his own pleasure. The story, “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell, is an adventurous, suspenseful, and grotesque thriller. The story takes place on a mysterious island in the Caribbean. The first main character we meet is Rainsford. He is a world-renowned hunter bound for a hunting trip in the Amazon River basin. He sees the mysterious Ship-Trap Island in the distance and wants to pass by it quickly. On that island is General Zaroff, who has been hunting since he was a child. He has pursued every animal there is, and his whole life has been a prolonged hunt. Since there are two men hunting each other in this story, the greatest kind of conflict is person to person. “The Most Dangerous Game”, is a suspenseful story about two hunters fighting for survival and a struggle to not become the huntee.

Zaroff’s inhumane actions lead him to his own death. He has lost the ability to tell a beast from a man, he thought of murder as a game. He believed that he needed a more complicated fight, one that would put him through trouble. Zaroff believed that he had hunted every animal and beast there was and that humans were the fight he was looking for. “I
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Zaroff admits that he has read Rainsford 's book, and helps Rainsford understand that he carefully created the game on the island."I 've read your book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, you see," explained the man. "I am General Zaroff." page 221. Zaroff made Rainsford uncomfortable by seeming suspicious. “But there was one small trait of .the general 's that made Rainsford uncomfortable. Whenever he looked up from his plate he found the general studying him, appraising him narrowly.” page 222. Zaroff creates a harsh observation of himself, causing Rainsford to become alert and
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