Every day I hunt, and I never grow bored now, for I have a quarry with which I can match my wits." This quote is very significant because it tells of how Zaroff was bored of hunting animals and wanted to hunt a man nstead. This would lead the conflict to be man vs man
"The general’s sharp eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree, but stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay. A smile spread over Zaroff’s brown face."
The general made one of his deepest bows. “I see,” he said. “Splendid! One of us is to furnish a meal for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford...”He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.