the setting is and island and they end up there when Whitney falls asleep. Rains-ford is a hunter who has no morals for what he he hunts for.
The conflict of the story is when there is a hunting game and Rainsford experiences the struggles to survive and has to beat General Zaroff in the game. And he starts to reconsider taking another life
Rainsford is curious about Zaroff's fascinating looking mansion and then he gets disgusted when he finds out that Zaroff prefers to hunt human beings
Rainsford and Zaroff are fighting for different goals, zaroff is hunting Rainsford for fun and amusement and Rainsford for survival and to escape
The falling action of this story is when Rainsford jumps off a cliff and hoping for survival. After landing the jump into the water he swims back to Zaroff
The resolution of the story is that Rainsford tells Zaroff that he is a beast at bay and he means that Zaroff is the prey and Rainsford is the predator