General Zaroff Character Analysis

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The killing of innocent people is one of the worlds biggest offenses. The most wanted list is filled with multiple killers such as the Zodiac Killer. In "The Most Dangerous Game", Richard Connell created a renown character named General Zaroff. General Zaroff is an astounding hunter and collector of trophies. Edgar Allan Poe also creates his own unique character named Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado". Montresor is a prideful wine connoisseur. General Zaroff is evil because he feels no guilt in taking the life of others and kills for his amusement.

In "The Most Dangerous Game", General Zaroff continuously kills people without remorse. General Zaroff gives off a stronger sense of danger than Montresor does especially when he says, "I hunt more dangerous game" (Connell 5). General Zaroff is the reason no one ever gets to leave the island and sailors have countless stories and lore about the island. He is willing to take on anyone that lands on his island showing he will not hesitate to immediately hunt them down. General
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General Zaroff first proves this when he says, "The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure" (Connell 7). General Zaroff has been hunting his whole life and it has become just an easy game he plays. Although General Zaroff loved hunting, he wanted a challenge so he looked for a new animal to be his game. General Zaroff finally says the only animal capable of his preferences are humans when he says, "It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason" (Connell 6). General Zaroff is utterly surprised by why Rainsford thinks so highly of human life and has no problem to continue taking human life. This is also shown when he challenges Rainsford and gets excited to be able to hunt his new guest. The only thing that General Zaroff is looking for is amusement, but without a challenge he gets bored and looks for another person to
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