""Ten minutes of determined effort brought another sound to his ears--the most welcome he had ever heard-- the muttering and growling of the sea breaking on a rocky shore."(Connell 3).
"Rainsford heard a sound. It came out of the darkness, a high screaming sound, the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror. He did not recognize the animal that made the sound; he did not try to." (Connell 2).
("You've done well, Rainsford," the voice of the general called. "Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs. Again you score. I think, Mr. Rainsford, Ill see what you can do against my whole pack. I'm going home for a rest now. Thank you for a most amusing evening."(Connell 13).
The point of view is third-person omniscient. We know the thoughts and feelings of both Rainsford and General Zaroff.
"Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the chateau. Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea. . . ." (Connell 14).
The sound of gunshots (pistol shots to be exact) on a deserted island is not normal. This is foreshadowing because someone is killing something on the island, and it isn't just any animal, its special.
"Nonsense," laughed Rainsford. "This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney. Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters," (Connell 1).
This is General Zaroff vs. Rainsford in the hunt. Who will win? The simple hunter, or the ex-General of the Russian Army?
"Even so, I rather think they understand one thing--fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death."Connell 1).
Rainsford is doing so well at surviving that when he jumps, it seems that he has committed suicide. But what we don't know is that he survives.
Rainsford is describing that they are the hunters, not the hunted. But later he is the hunted not the hunter.
Fear of pain and fear of death is felt by everyone.