General Zaroff is a great hunter but gets got bored of hunting the same animals, so he decidesd to hunt people. General Zaroff startsed to have fun and keepsed luring people in with tricks. General Zaroff demonstrates that he is honest, dangerous, and arrogant.
This can be inferred that he likes the thrill of almost dying while hunting, maybe he thinks that there is no way he would rather die. Zaroff could possibly want to die while hunting, he would die doing what he loves. He wants to be challenged in hunting and people are what challenge him the most. “What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason." (49) Animals cannot reason with Zaroff, so it has to be humans. Zaroff might want revenge on humans from a past experience he had with them. He lives alone on an island and hunts humans, that must mean that he does not like to be by other people. He hunts alone and when he was younger all he wanted to do was hunt, he likes to be alone and to feel lonely. He joined the military when he was younger, that is a bold decision for a young man. “I went into the army.” The army could have changed Zaroff, he might have not hunted humans if he did not go into the army. It is an audacious decision to join the army because you know the possible outcomes of it, but Zaroff did anyway. Ultimately, Zaroff is a meticulous and audacious human being because the decisions he makes are always bold but have thought put into
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. The evidence from these stories shows the anger and boredom of these 2 characters in their situation. Zaroff hunted and let his prey know he was going to hunt them. The outcome of Zaroff is different than Montresor not only did Montresor and Zaroff's pray die, Zaroff died in the end, unlike Montressor who explained what he had done to change his prey Fortunato's fate. Also unlike Zaroff's prey, Montresor's prey Fortunato didn't know Montresor had planned to kill
Throughout this journal, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and wacky. First, he can be considered as a confident man. In addition, the introduction of himself to Rainsford can be a detail by his speaking tone. Also, how he collaborates with Rainsford such as shake hands is a detail too. For example, “Another man was coming down the broad marble steps, an erect, slender man in evening clothes. He advanced to Rainsford and held out his hand. In a cultivated voice marked by a slight accent that gave it added precision and deliberateness, he said, ‘it is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home’” (Connells 4). According to the quote, it exposes the tone of his voice was talking to a friend that he cognized for a long time.
To begin with General Zaroff should go to jail because he murders innocent people . His problem is that he murders innocent people like they are animals . He lures them in , keeps them captive and ask to play a game . He mentions to Sanger Rainsford that he needed a new ANIMAL to hunt and that hunting animals
Zaroff was a murderer because he enjoyed the challenge of hunting humans over animals, which were no longer a challenge to him. Once Rainsford realized what Zaroff was doing he became afraid of him and refused to hunt with him when he had offered. Then, Rainsford was being hunted like the big game he used to hunt. He did not want to become what he feared, so he decided to put up a fight against Zaroff instead. Although most fears are harmless, his was not. His value of life had made him realize these
In the short story, The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe, we see a man who is dead set on revenge. Has anyone ever done something to you, and you thought to yourself, “you just wait, your time will come?” If we were being honest, the answer to that question would be yes. The opening line to the story suggests that the narrator has had dealings with Fortunato before, but had never been insulted. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (as cited by Kirszner & Mandell, 2012, pg. 190). In other words, I have put up with a lot from this person but now that he has insulted me, I will make him regret it. The symbolisms within this story are numerous and uncanny, and can be seen throughout, the entire piece, by analyzing the elements of fiction contained within.
“The world is made up of two classes-- the hunters and the huntees.’’ Rainsfords states this at the beginning of The Most Dangerous Game. What he meant was that we are all like animals, some strong others weak. Rainsford is the main character in “The Most Dangerous Game” that is written by Richard Connell. In the story there is a conflict between the main character, Rainsford, and the villain, Zaroff. The story takes place in an isolated tropical island in the Caribbean. Zaroff and Rainsford share a character trait that determines Rainsford fate in the end of the story. Both are hunters and hunting for them is a lifestyle. Zaroff challenges and leaves Rainsford with no other choice but to be hunted. It’s Rainsford's
In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” , Rainsford is the positive force in a classic good vs. evil showdown against a psychopathic man-hunter. For example, Rainsford non - evilness is displayed when he declines General Zaroff’s “ We will hunt - you and I,” (10). This is substantial evidence towards Rainsford morals and integrity as a human. Based on the short story, a good and decent person would not want to hunt someone, it is an act of cold blood. General Zaroff shows his true wicked being when he makes the statement of , “ Let me show you my collection of heads,” (9). That quote truly showcases General Zaroff’s evil roots. There is not a person in the existence of the world with any sort of morals or respect that would have a
First off, Connell first introduces Zarroff to us by portraying him as the “Master of the House”, and seemingly develops this dignified aura around General Zarroff. When he does this we can see that Zarroff seems to have his servant Ivan’s total obedience. Ivan is on the verge of shooting Rainsford, but as soon as Zarroff gives a gesture for Ivan to back away Ivan immediately responds by removing himself from the situation. Consequently we can see that while Zarroff is clearly in charge, he seems to avoid putting himself in potentially powerless situations. This is exemplified when Rainsford sets up the trap that wounds Zarroff, Zarroff immediately retreats to avoid an still advantageous position.To strengthen his seemingly refined demeanor, Zarroff uses dogs to track his prey at times. This can allow the reader to see that Zarroff, although he is cunning and openly confident is his abilities, is more than happy to let his hounds get nitty
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, General Zaroff is shown as violent, crazy, and overconfident. Zaroff is shown to be violent in the story when he talks about how much he likes to kill things. “‘Simply this: hunting had ceased to be what you call ‘a sporting proposition.’” (Connell 69). This quote shows that Zaroff is violent because during this part, he is talking about how he was getting tired of how easy it was to kill everything.During the story, Zaroff is also crazy. He shows that he is crazy when he is talking to Rainsford about how hunting humans is perfectly fine. “‘Oh,’’ said the general, “it supplies me with the most exciting hunting in the world’’ (Connell 72). Zaroff shows that he is crazy during this scene because he is literally trying to explain why there is nothing wrong with killing humans. Lastly, Zaroff is also overconfident in the story. He is overconfident when he gives Rainsford more time cause he doesn’t think he stands a chance, also when he doesn't even think about the traps even though he has seen them before. “The smile on the
Hey there today we are telling a story that is called The Most Dangerous Game. It is a very good story to read and twisted. There are two main character in this story and they both have very interesting stories about their life, but they will fight for victory and one will die and who will it be the good guy Rainsford, or the villain Zaroff. General Zaroff is chasing them through the jungle, He sees something in the cave he shoots his arrow and then…...
Comparison paragraphs using the CEC technique on The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado
General Zaroff is an amazing hunter, “[has] hunted every kind of game in every land” (). Since he has hunted every animal and was smarter than every animal, there was nothing left for him to hunt. General Zaroff had been hunting since he was a child, and he thought all animals were too easy, except one. “‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason’” (). By this, he means humans. General Zaroff wants to kill people for the fun of it and to challenge himself. And when the character, Rainsford, confronts him about hunting people being a crazy idea, Zaroff is surprised that Rainsford doesn’t like the idea. Zaroff is similar to Montresor, in the way that they want to kill people. Although, they have different reasons for doing so. Montresor kills because he wants Fortunato to pay for the so called injuries he committed towards Montresor. And Zaroff kills for joy, and excitement. He wants a challenge, and hunting any regular type of animal isn’t good enough. It’s as if he is hungry for a challenge, and he knows the only thing as smart as him, is one of his kind. This is a mental flaw due to the fact that it is a way to almost disguise murder. Saying that he wants to hunt an animal that can reason instead of saying he wants to kill people. When Rainsford confronted him about it and asked him if he was serious, he said, “‘Why
In the “Cask of Amontillado” Montressor is a very angry and vengeful man. He says that he was insulted by Fortunato, but fails to give a reason as to why or how. He begins to enact his revenge by luring Fortunato in with the rare wine and when his “friend” Fortunato is drunk, he t proceeds to bring him deeper and deeper underground, while telling him to turn around repeatedly. Once he reached a place where no one can hear them, Fortunato walked into what he thought was another corridor, but it would turn out to be his grave! For as soon as Fortunato hit the wall, Montressor chains him against it. Montressor then begins to build a wall, which seals off Fortunato and leaves him for dead. Fortunato screamed and tried to struggle his way out of