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The name of this short story is The Most Dangerous Game it iswritten by Richard Connell The antagonist in this story is GeneralZaroff Zaroff is of Cossack desent and he is one of the most skilledhunters in the world Zaroff was an officer in the Rusian army but fledto an island in the Caribbean after the Russian debacle On this islandZaroff hunts a new kind animal a human Zaroff displays that he isskill-ful intelligent and cold-hearted numerous times throughout theevents of this short story The first characteristic that Zaroff displays is skill-fulness Zaroffdemonstrates his skill-fulness when Rainsford trys to trick him with aseries of trails leading in oppisite directions into the jungle butZaroff outwits Rainsford and discovers what he did 5354 Also Zaroffdisplays skill-fulness when Rainsford makes a Malayan man-catcherZaroff senses its danger and jumps back before the log crushes him5556 Zaroff is a both worthy and deadly opponent for Rainsfordthroughout this storyA second characteristic that Zaroff possesses is intelligence Heproves this every time he knows he comes close to catching RaisnfordZaroff says Im going home for rest now Thank-you for a most amusingevening Zaroff says this to try to make Rainsford panic and lose hisnerve 57 Once again Zaroff prove his intelligence when Rainsford askshim where he gets the men for his hunting game General Zaroff telleshim that he places lights out to sea that signal a channel where thereis none therefore causing ships to be torn apart by surrounding rocks49 General Zaroffs actions cause us to believe that he is a veryintelligent being protecting nothing and knowone but himself Lastly Zaroff is a very cold-hearted man When Zaroff choses his nextvictim he gives him a choice of whether he wants to hunt or be given toIvan for his own amusement If you translate this he is giving theprisoners a choice of which way they would like to die50 The secondreason is when Zaroff says I want to show you my new collection ofheads
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