To be civilized one must be refined, polite, have compassion, love, and humanity. Although General Zaroff has a few of the qualities listed he is lacking the most important ones compassion, love, and humanity. Those qualities, when missing from a person can make them appear to be one way though they are in fact completely different. In this case General Zaroff hunts humans which shows his lack of compassion, love, and humanity. Although General Zaroff is refined and well dressed, he is not civilized in Richard Connell’s “The most Dangerous Game.”
General Zaroff appears to be civilized but he is really not. General Zaroff Hunts Humans which makes him not only uncivilized but inhumane. He is uncivilized, because civilized people have tolerance and compassion for their fellow human beings. Another reason that general Zaroff is uncivilized is that he Enjoys the fact that he can hunt and kill humans any time he pleases. General Zaroff is inhumane which makes him uncivilized because to be civilized you have to be humane because he takes pride in the fact that he has found the perfect pray to hunt which are humans. Those are only a few of the reasons that general Zaroff is Uncivilized.
Although General Zaroff is refined and well dressed, he is not civilized in Richard Connell’s “The most Dangerous Game.” The general came to be so crazy and delusional mainly because of his isolation and lack of challenge. The General is a person (if he can even be considered a person) that takes no care for the lives of others and is so inhuman and uncivilized that he can hunt and kill a person with no remorse what so ever. Richard Connell Works Cited
Saki, “The Interlopers” Literature Pennsylvania, Upper Saddle River New Jersey, Pearson Prentice hall, 2010, 270-278, Print