Michael Costa(9/21/18)7th Period In “What is a Psychopath” by William Hirstein it clearly states enough reasons to believe that General Zaroff is a psychopath. One of the Reasons he is clearly a psychopath is because he has a lack of remorse or guilt. Second reason is because Zaroff has a high estimation of himself.
Last reason is, He has a need of simulation.In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, it is obvious that General Zaroff is a psychopath for several reasons. One reason General Zaroff is a psychopath because Zaroff has a lack of remorse or guilt. In the “The Most Dangerous Game” the author states that “Don’t you feel anything? As if the air about us was actively poisonous.
Now you mustn’t laugh when I tell you this. I did fell something like a sudden chill. In “What is a Psychopath” by William Hirstein it states “Psychopaths, and to a degree, sociopaths, show a lack of emotion, especially the social emotions, such as shame, guilt, and embarrassment.Another reason General Zaroff is a psychopath because Zaroff has a high estimation of self. The Author states “Here is my preserve on this island, he said in the same slow tone, I hunt more dangerous game.” In the story “What is a Psychopath?” by William Hirstein it states that “The PCL describes sociopaths as possessing a “grandiose sense of self worth”.
The Last reason General Zaroff is a psychopath because. General Zaroff needs a simulation. In the story it states “Hunting had ceased to be sporting proposition.” In the story “What is a Psychopath?” by William Hirstein it states “According to Newman and his colleagues the core deficit in psychopathy is a failure of what they call response modulation (Hiatt and Newman, 2006).
When normal people engage in a task we are able to alter our activity, or modulate our responses, depending on relevant peripheral information that appears after the task has begun.These are multiple reasons on why General Zaroff is a psychopath.