Hunting? Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder. (5, 6, 8)
The Cat and the Mouse
The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. (12)
Winning the Game
He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided. (15)
"You have won the game." (15)
This scene conveys the morbid tone through revealing what General Zaroff hunts. In this case, General Zaroff is murdering humans.
This scene conveys the morbid tone through the common phrase of "the cat and the mouse." When you think of a cat, you think of a hunter, and when you think of a mouse, you think of the prey. This says General Zaroff is hunting Rainsford.
This scene conveys the morbid tone through Rainsford "winning" the game. Through this quote, we can infer that Rainsford ended the General's life.
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