During the first act, Fernán Gomez de Guzman, the Knight Commander of Fuenteovejuna, abuses his authority by making amorous advances to the peasant women of the village and by humiliating the humble peasants and tradesmen under his jurisdiction. In a major insult to the town’s leadership, Fernán tries to force his attentions upon Laurencia, the daughter of Esteban, who is one of Fuenteovejuna’s two mayors. As the girl struggles against him, Frondoso, a young man in love with Laurencia, appears on the scene. Frondoso snatches Fernán’s crossbow from the ground and aims it at the Commander’s heart. Bravely, he threatens to kill the Commander unless the nobleman releases Laurencia.
One obstacle that was frustrating for Rainsford was that at the very beginning of the story, Rainsford wanted to leave the island so he would not have to face the dangerous game. Unfortunately, he could not escape the island, which led him to have to face extremely difficult obstacles that were in the dangerous game Zaroff made. Rainsford states that he “wish[es] to leave [the island]” (Connell 30). When the general hears this news, he tells Rainsford “you’ve only just come, you’ve had no hunting” and Rainsford is not allowed to exit the island unless he suffers through the game and survives (Connell 30). The fact that he has no choice to leave or not, he has to be forced to participate in the game and be chased down; which creates an external conflict for Rainsford throughout the whole story.
Firstly, in the story The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because on the island the only way to live is if the stranded people hunt or the stranded will in contrast become the ones being hunted. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney about jaguars. Whitney is stating that the jaguars must feel some sort of feeling like fear or terror but in contrast Rainsford states that the jaguars have no understanding of feelings. Then Rainsford is put on a island where he symbolically represents the jaguar and General Zaroff would symbolically represent the hunter. Rainsford has no way to live unless he kills General Zaroff because Zaroff would most likely continue to force Rainsford to
He meets General Zaroff and his assistant, Ivan. General Zaroff welcomes him with open arms. General Zaroff explains that he is passionately interested in hunting. General Zaroff has found a new kind of prey to hunt which is human. General Zarroff tells that he offers strangers a choice; they are hunted in three days or they are murdered by Ivan sadisticaly.
Richard finds out about Frank and Mary Ann and murders him. Frank was a normal person looking for love and affection as done anyone else. He found the wrong girl who was with the wrong guy. Frank was innocent in the situation but the jealousy of Richard Strout was to much for him to bare so he murdered Frank. The audience sees the reason behind Mr.Strouts murder and the reason behind Mr.Fowlers murder and deems one reason better than the other therefore one murder is okay and
Hearing all about the island and General Zaroff makes Rainsford decide he needs to leave. He is polite and firm, but not aggressive. Rainsford stays in reality when talking about the dark night with Whitney (Connell 27). He does not let his imagination get the better of him and stays focused on his treacherous journey. Staying calm, cool, and collected benefits Rainsford in his journey to and on Ship Trap
While Rainsford is hiding, Zaroff comes after him with a bow and arrow and a rifle. In the story, he uses a short-range pistol. Another difference is that while Rainsford and the girl are hiding they come across a crocodile. Nevertheless, at the end of the story Rainsford kills on of Zaroff’s servants and stabs Zaroff who eventually
Rainsford now knows that he’s in this game with General Zaroff and that he’s being put to the test of hunting. Rainsford is seconds away from being caught. General Zaroff tracks the tree and “Rainsford froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring. But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay”(33). Having to hide and not be caught just like animals have to do when they're being hunted, probably makes him tired of using energy hiding and running away.
In another instance, when Rainsford was hiding from General Zaroff, he had to convince himself not to regress to those animal-like instincts that he had developed. The text says “Rainsford’s impulse was to hurl himself down like a panther, but he saw the general’s right hand held something metallic—a small automatic pistol.” (231). As you can tell from the text, Rainsford really wanted to jump down from his hiding spot and attack the general, but he couldn’t. If he had done so, he would end up losing the game. Then, near the end of the story, Rainsford is running from the General and his pack and he sees the ocean shore and it’s deep waters below.
I have read the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. In this story, Rainsford, a faimed author and hunter, falls off his ship and winds up on an island where he meets a man. This man turns out to be a former Russian General, General Zarroff. General Zarroff , it just so happens, is a hunter in his own but of a different nature. To escape the island he must outwit his host in the General’s own game of hunting.