Is General Zaroff dynamic, static, round, or flat?

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I would argue that General Zaroff is a flat character in that he doesn't really change all that much throughout the story. Yes, he congratulates Rainsford at the end of the story for winning his "game," but that's perfectly in keeping with the warped world-view that he consistently displayed earlier.

Zaroff began the story believing in the survival of the fittest and ends it believing the exact same thing. The only difference now is that he is the hunted rather than the hunter. Just as Zaroff was prepared to live by his Darwinistic philosophy, so too is he prepared to die by it. It's that level of consistency which shows that he hasn't really developed as a character, despite everything that's happened.

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One could argue that General Zaroff is a round character in Connell's celebrated short story "The Most Dangerous Game." A round character in a story is a person with a complex disposition who is realistic and has many layers to their personality. Although General Zaroff is the antagonist of the story, he displays a certain depth of character and has a complex personality. Despite the fact that he is a maniacal murderer hunting humans throughout Ship-Trap Island, Zaroff is an intellectual with a refined palate in literature, cuisine, and art. When Rainsford is initially introduced to General Zaroff, he is impressed by his aristocratic demeanor and cosmopolitan taste. Zaroff can speak several languages, has a robust vocabulary, and is well-read. The general also enjoys rare wines, reading philosophical books, and has good taste in clothes, interior design, and fine dining.

At times, the general obsesses over hunting and is determined to catch his quarry, while at other times, he seems relaxed and focuses on his other interests. The general displays his anger when Rainsford insults him but also behaves like a gentleman in his presence. Even when Rainsford wins the most dangerous game, Zaroff is the consummate professional and congratulates him. General Zaroff's dual nature and in-depth personality are what make his character round. He is realistic, complex, and intriguing. His character is much more than what meets the eye and his personality is rather flexible throughout the story.

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The contention can be made that General Zaroff is, in fact, a dynamic character because he undergoes a change in his outlook on two occasions.

When Zaroff describes his dangerous game to Sanger Rainsford, he states that he gives his prey a supply of food and a hunting knife with a head start of three hours. If his prey eludes him three days, the man wins the game and goes free. If he finds his quarry, the other "loses."
 
However, Zaroff breaks his rules on two occasions: 

1. On the first day the general tracks Rainsford to the tree in which he lies on a limb. Zaroff's sharp eyes run all the way up the trunk, but

...stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay; a smile spread over his face.

Zaroff has found his prey; Rainsford has not eluded him. But, with horror running through him, Rainsford realizes that the general is prolonging his game, "saving him for another day's sport" instead. Zaroff has changed the rules just so he can enjoy the hunt longer.

2. When Rainsford appears in the general's private chambers on the evening of the third day, Zaroff praises him, saying, "I congratulate you. . . . You have won the game." But Rainsford wants to change the rules as he challenges Zaroff to a duel. Zaroff accepts, "Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds." This stipulation was not in the rules; Zaroff just wants to change them for the sake of getting to duel and satisfy Rainsford.

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