Hi, i'm General Zaroff. I am a hunter that has just met a man that washed up on Ship-Trap Island.
"I have but one passion in my life, Mr. Raisnford, and it is to hunt."
"Hunting was beginning to bore me!"
As Zaroff told Rainsford about hunting beginning to be boring, Rainsford couldn't believe it.
The story takes place on an island called Ship-Trap Island in the Caribbean sea. One of the main characters is General Zaroff, a crazy psychopath, killer, and amazing hunter.
"I give them a supply of food and an exellent hunting knife...If I find him, he loses."
General Zaroff is a man who knows how to hunt; and he knows how to do it well. When he met Rainsford, Zaroff told him all about the animals he has hunted and shows Rainsford his collection.
"I suggest to them that we go hunting, I give them an excellent hunting knife..."
In the story, General Zaroff mentions that "No animal had a chance with me anymore..." this means that he believed no animal could stand a chance against him. This started to give him no motivation to hunt, since it was all so easy.
"You've experienced kills in the war," Rainsford says not a condone murder.
General Zaroff introduces his game to Rainsford and Rainsford is completely shocked. The way that Zaroff speaks is very intimidating, so when he mentions if a person loses, it's a lot scarier than if it were a normal person telling you because when you lose, you die.
What is this man talking about?
The way that this quote is an effect on others is because of how aggresive he is. Zaroff is kind to the people he first meets but after a long conversation of getting to know that person, his words take a big turn and he suggests a deadly, dangerous game.
Zaroff almost made Rainsford want to go home just by the way he acted towards him. General Zaroff is an effect on Rainsford because once he realized how dangerous Zaroff is, he wanted to leave because he did not want to be a "blooded murder" like Zaroff.