He had high cheekbones, a sharpcut nose, a spare, dark face--the face of a man used to giving orders, the face of an aristocrat. In his library he read, to soothe himself, from the works of Marcus Aurelius. He finds living there General Zaroff, who hunts humans as a sport. The story is about a hunter named Rainsford who falls off a ship and swims to an island. He went to the window and looked out.
Again Rainsford lifted the heavy knocker, and let it fall. That night General Zaroff is back in his mansion. He sought to throw open the door; it would not open. Such an action can be read as a metaphor for his unwilling conversion into a hunter of men. She is cornered by the hunting party and eaten alive by Ramsay's dogs.
You can imagine my feelings, Mr. Ivan once had the honor of serving as official knouter to the Great White Czar, and he has his own ideas of sport. But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan's? Sanger Rainsford After hearing gunshots in the darkness, Sanger Rainsford falls off a yacht into the Caribbean Sea. General Zaroff did not appear until luncheon. A certain coolheadedness had come to him; it was not the first time he had been in a tight place. It must have been a fairly large animal too. General Zaroff's face suddenly brightened.
The story is inspired by the big-game hunting in and that were particularly fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. At ten he went up to his bedroom. What makes this story all the more terrifying is the admiring way the author presents General Zaroff. Zaroff's identity is hinged on this sole quality, a fact that makes his hunting of men all the more believable. The Cape buffalo is not the most dangerous big game.
The Hutchinson family was the unfortunate winners of the first round and now they must draw among themselves. The celebrated hunter Sanger Rainsford, while aboard a yacht cruising in the Caribbean, falls into the sea. It was the shore of the sea. You shall see for yourself tomorrow. He apologizes for Ivan and gives Rainsford clean clothes and dinner. Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.
The hunter had his nerve with him to tackle it with a light gun. Rainsford's form of hunting is passive whereas Zaroff's is active. Ivan is a giant, the biggest man Rainsford has ever seen. The lights of the chateau were out now, and it was dark and silent, but there was a fragment of sallow moon, and by its wan light he could see, dimly, the courtyard; there, weaving in and out in the pattern of shadow, were black, noiseless forms; the hounds heard him at the window and looked up, expectantly, with their green eyes. The stone steps were real enough; the massive door with a leering gargoyle for a knocker was real enough; yet above it all hung an air of unreality.
That had been a placid pastime compared to his digging now. He was solicitous about the state of Rainsford's health. Of course you, in turn, must agree to say nothing of your visit here. He also mentions the plight of the Cossacks, an ethnic group pushed out of Russia after the fall of the Czar. And the stake is not without value, eh? This contraption injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home for the night.
Zaroff himself is a contradiction because his exquisite manners are juxtaposed with his heartless brutality in killing men. Me He made a hunter. He came upon them as he turned a crook in the coast line; and his first thought was that be had come upon a village, for there were many lights. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. They were eating borsch, the rich, red soup with whipped cream so dear to Russian palates.
These stakes he planted in the bottom of the pit with the points sticking up. Again he heard the sound, and again. But as he forged along he saw to his great astonishment that all the lights were in one enormous building--a lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom. You are much younger than I am, Mr. Much like this setting, Zaroff is a cultured man. This article needs additional citations for. To contradict, General Zaroff believes that men are superior because they are able to reason.
He lay, eyes wide open. The baying of the hounds stopped abruptly, and Rainsford's heart stopped too. For one, Zaroff makes it evident that he is willing to hunt to the death. I give him three hours' start. They can reason, after a fashion. With flying fingers he wove a rough carpet of weeds and branches and with it he covered the mouth of the pit. Those fishy blue eyes held a look I never saw there before.