Zaroff has made Rainsford play this dangerous, game of hunting humans. Rainsford barely survived and went nearly mad. Would you risk your life for simple sport? Look at all he went through to simply kill an animal. It might seem fun and all but the truth is you want to kill something and there could be another lunatic just like Zaroff waiting for you to be his next
Zaroff knowing Rainsford was a great hunter he hoped that Rainsford would accompany him on a hunt; however, Rainsford accuses him of being a cold-blooded killer. Although, now it seems that Rainsford has adopted General Zaroff's cold attitude toward killing humans, so if Rainsford has changed, it was not to a better person but to a worse. From first no sympathy for animals to no sympathy for men. One way it seems that way is he kills Ivan with no pang of guilt. Some might say that's not murder that's just self-defense.
Zaroff kills to fill his need of boredom but Montresor kills for his revenge. These 2 characters both state their reasonings Zaroff says ‘’Hunting had ceased to be what you call a sporting proposition it had become too easy’’. Pg34 Connell. This shows Zaroff's struggle to fill his hunting desires ‘’I must not punish but punish with impunity’’ pg 83 Poe. Showing that Montresor wants to punish with reason to get justice from Fortunato.
Human nature is quite despicable. Humans kill for thrill, manipulate one another, act out of greed and dishonesty, and perform acts that are inexcusable. So as a society, humans combat instincts just to function in a way that is regarded as “normal”. This is seen in Barry Lyga’s book I Hunt Killers as Jazz struggles internally in a self versus self war. I Hunt Killers can be connected to conformity, evaluated as a cliché book, and questioned as to what happened once the story ended.
Smith would fit the best was that he is either a lust serial killer, thrill serial killer or power control killer. But, I came soon to realize that he wouldn 't fit the typology of being a lust serial killer since they are often overkilling their victims, which Mr. Smith didn 't do. This information left me with two typologies left. Both the thrill and power control serial killer tortures their victims, moves the bodies, have specific victims and uses strangulation, just as Mr. Smith. But, I believe that Mr. Smith would fall into the typology of a thrill serial killer.
He only resorted to hunting humans because he was bored with the regular styles of hunting. There was no more thrill in hunting for him, so he tried to find a new challenge for himself. Advancing with this topic, Zaroff could have done a variety of different things to replace hunting to give himself that thrill. For example, he could challenge himself with different styles or methods of hunting. Instead his sport of murdering humans he could also try new weapons to hunt animals with, or maybe even invent new weapons used for hunting.
He is trying to kill rainsford and the girl for fun. Which is very wrong and grossum. “You’ll find this game worth playing” the General said enthusiastically. “ your brain against mine. Your woodcraft against mine.
The power shifts dramatically once he brings the Creature to life. Victor is terrified of his creation and that he has created something that has the potential to kill. Victor is the creator of this hideous Creature, but at this point, the Creature is the master. The Creature begins killing those closest to him, which makes Victor very sick at the thought that he indirectly was the killer. Victor was unable to stop the Creature from committing these horrible acts of violence, which proves how out of control he was in this situation.
Rainsford is a competitive hunter just like Zaroff so there is a possibility he killed Zaroff because he is stubborn and wanted to win, which would lead him to be guilty and have a more intense punishment. In the end I think even if it was for survival rainsford will have to serve some jail time for his actions. I believe Rainsford should serve some jail time because he did push Zaroff’s body off the window and let the dogs eat his flesh, pushing Zaroff’s body off was unnecessary but the actually murder has its own punishments. Do you think he should be in jail for murdering Zaroff even if it was for his own protection?, keep in mind that Rainsford would be guilty for many things he has done as
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