Character Analysis: The Character Of General Zaroff

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Character Analysis On General Zaroff
The perplexing character seems like just an extreme hunter but figure out an alarming fact that he clearly is proud of, and doesn’t regret pursuing. General Zaroff redefines hunting when he restocks his island with a new type of life. The character General Zaroff, the disturbed antagonist from The Most Dangerous Game, portrays some prominent traits including an arrogance/cockiness, skillful, and insanity. There is evidence collected by Connell that comes from the antagonist General Zaroff who is possessed with the trait of arrogance/cockiness. General Zaroff states, “ I have hunted every kind of game in every land. It would be impossible for me to tell you how many animals I have killed.”( pg 48) In other …show more content…

General Zaroff states, “ Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters.” ( pg 49) In this quote General Zaroff doesn’t think of hunting as a sport but as a correlation straight to real life. The quote shows that General Zaroff has an incredibly disgusting way of looking at life and everybody in it. General Zaroff’s insanity is shown because he think of everything besides himself as huntees and this shows he is a murderer. “ I hunt the scum of the earth- sailors from tramp ships, lascars,blacks, chinese, and mongrels.”( pg 49) This quote is saying that General Zaroff thinks that murder is a game, and he doesn’t feel bad about killing anyone of his hunts. This tells us that hunting/killing humans is a normal hobby for him and he does it often. The quote shows that General Zaroff’s mind is unstable and his thoughts are very distasteful. “ This is why I use them. It gives me pleasure. They can reason, after a fashion.” ( pg 50) General Zaroff is basically saying that he likes using humans for the hunt because it gives him pleasure. He is unbothered at the fact he is taking a human life away for a exhilarating game. When he says killing people because it brings him pleasure since they try to reason with him, but he puts himself in a position where he looks insane and murderous. It shows General Zaroff’s insane way of thinking and his thoughts on

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