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The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell A Portrait Of A Most Dangerous Man General Zaroff is one of the main characters in Richard Connells short story The Most Dangerous Game General Zaroff has military training as he mentions that he is a commander of a division of the Cossack Calvary during the Russian Revolution After the Russian Revolution General Zaroff an avid hunter and aristocrat moves to his island referred to as Ship-Trap Island to create a new hunting game involving humans General Zaroff the antagonist in the story is manipulative sadistic and arrogant General Zaroff explains to Rainsford the protagonist why he hunts men on his island Life is for the strong to be lived by the strong and if need be taken by the strong The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasureConnell 484 Rainsford answers hotly that they are men and should not to be murdered and the General replies That is why I use them It gives me pleasure They can reason So they are dangerousConnell 484 General Zaroff is a portrait of a most dangerous man General Zaroff is extremely manipulative He can get people to do whatever he wants them to do without the person realizing that he is being manipulated He can convince anyone who comes onto his island into thinking he is civil generous and a cosmopolite He treats them well and keeps them well fed but as soon as they feel comfortable around him he gives them the choice of playing his game or being beaten by Ivan the giant Cossack who is Zaroffs bodyguard and servant He has to be manipulative or else the captives wouldnt play the game and he wouldnt be able to relieve his boredom by hunting and killing men who had the bad fortune to be shipwrecked near his island As a result of being manipulated by General Zaroff and
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