General ZaroffGeneral Zaroff was a retired General, whom was also a Cossack, “a member of a group from Ukraine, many of whom served as horsemen to the Russian czars and were famed for their fierceness in battle.” (Richard 13) He lived to hunt and was Rainsford’s “fan”. He died and was presumably fed to his dogs after failing to hunt Sanger Rainsford.
RainsfordRainsford was a hunter that had the mindset that animals “have no understanding” and that “The world was made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees.”(Both from Richard 7) His mindset changes after he is later hunted by General Zaroff.
ThemeIf you don’t know understand someone’s feelings, take a walk in their shoes.
SimileThe simile is shown on page 7 when Rainsford says, “it’s like moist black velvet.” This shows that the night was so dark that not even trained hunters could see through it.
MetaphorThe metaphor is shown on page 17 when the text says “in America, businessmen often go to pieces.” This shows that in America, businessmen don’t usually become rich, or even make it in business. Or it means that they would go insane.
PersonificationThe personification is shown on page 9, when the text says “the muttering and growling of the sea breaking on a rocky shore.” This is personification because the sea isn’t alive, so it can’t growl or mutter.