| Quote #7
“And hunting, remember, had been my life. I have heard that in America businessmen often go to pieces when they give up the business that has been their life." (1.90)
Forget for a minute that Americans can’t retire in this economy—why is Zaroff so preoccupied with Americans? It seems a strange analogy for a Crimean aristocrat.
| Quote #8
"Surely your experiences in the war—"
"Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder," finished Rainsford stiffly. (1.116)
Does Zaroff make Rainsford condone cold-blooded murder—or does Rainsford get there on his own?
| Quote #9
"And now," said the general, "I want to show you my new collection of heads. Will you come with me to the library?" (1.142)
Picture this room like a yearbook but with stuffed heads. Why would Rainsford want to miss such a rare delight?