What is meaning of statement “had not been entirely clearheaded when gates behind him”?

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Rainsford is being hunted by General Zaroff , and he's literally running for his life. In genuine fear for his life Rainsford needs to stay switched on, needs to keep his wits about him. But that's easier said than done. After all, Rainsford, though himself an expert hunter, has never been on the wrong end of a hunting rifle before. There's no how-to guide for human quarry. So inevitably he has to make it up...

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