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Quote #7

Rainsford's second thought was even more terrible. It sent a shudder of cold horror through his whole being. Why had the general smiled? Why had he turned back? (2.9)

Here’s where you really see the hunt as a game. Why does Zaroff let Rainsford win? What exactly is the pleasure he gets at this point?

Quote #8

"Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs. Again you score. I think, Mr. Rainsford, I’ll see what you can do against my whole pack. I'm going home for a rest now. Thank you for a most amusing evening." (2.21)

One scored for Rainsford. But if Zaroff is such a superior hunter, why does he need a pack of bloodhounds to help him?

Quote #9

Rainsford knew he could do one of two things. He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide. He could flee. That was postponing the inevitable (2.23)

Must. Keep. Moving. Does he really believe that resistance is futile? How does he regain faith that victory is in his reach?

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