Adversity In The Most Dangerous Game And The Sniper

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According to adversity is “an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance”. In two short stories the main characters have to deal with Adversity and they both have too uses there smarts to conquer it. The the Short Story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell both of the main characters have to think of a way to outsmart their enemies. In “The Sniper” A Republican Sniper was laying watch on a roof. A cross the way there is another sniper wanting him dead. The republican sniper had to think of a way to outsmart the other sniper so he could kill him. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford loves to go hunting with his father. When he goes overboard he swims to an island to end up at another …show more content…

“Taking off his cap, he placed it over the muzzle of his rifle. Then he pushed the rifle slowly upward over the parapet, until the cap was visible from the opposite side of the street” (O’Flaherty 3). This just proves how the republican is trying to trick the other sniper across the wat. The sniper wants the other person to think that they had killed the sniper. That why when the other person thought that they had killed the sniper that is why the other person stood up and started walking off the roof. Now in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford has to find a way to outsmart the hunter “ The softness of the earth had given him an idea. He stepped back from the quicksand a dozen feet or so and, like some huge prehistoric beaver, he began to dig”(Connell 21). This is how Rainsford thought he could outsmart the hunter. Rainsford wanted to trick the hunter because if not the hunter would kill Rainsford because the hunter does not like to hunt normal things but humans. If Rainsford survives three days he could leave which is why he has to outsmart the hunter. This proves that when someone has the brains and can outthink adversity. Someone can can survive and make sure it does not happen

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