A far off island in the Caribbean , for one its pleasure. For the other it 's certain death. Welcome to ship trap island. The title of the story is The most Dangerous game by Richard Connell. Rainsford demonstrates that he is Alert, Intelligent, and Talented by fighting for his life against the General.
Twas the night after General Zaroff was killed during insane battle between Zaroff and Rainsford. General Zaroff was killed late at night, the battle between them was insanely tough to beat each other because the two great opponents were going against one on one. They had both walked in on that battle last night, and that's when everything turned the wrong way. Zaroff was testing Rainsford to see if he was strong enough and tough enough to go threw the obstacles that Zaroff was preparing for him. Rainsford went into that battle knowing pretty much nothing at all, he just knew he had to go into that battle and fight with everything he had.
Most Dangerous Game takes place on a small island in the Caribbean, the short story is written in a past time period. Sailors know this island as the Ship-Trap Island and on this island lives a homicide that hunts sailors. The short story Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell address suspense by showing the external conflict between Rainsford vs. Zaroff . The author uses the conflict between Rainsford and Zaroff to create suspense because the readers don’t know what is going to be the outcome of the game and what will happen to the characters.
"The Most Dangerous Game" is the piece of literature that I am going to analyze from the perspective of a quotation. I am going to show you how the text in this story relates to this quote/title. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford is stranded on this island in the middle of nowhere. Then When he thinks that he has found salvation, he is wrong.
In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell utilizes rising action, suspense, and characterization of Rainsford to convey the theme of power of mind against the power of authority. When Rainsford was in the forest being hunted down by General Zaroff, Rainsford had to make a quick decision when he thinks, “He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide” (p.14). In this quote, Rainsford thinks about his odds of surviving and what he needs to do or what General Zaroff wants him to do, which is to die.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, clearly follows Freytag’s Pyramid of plot structure in a short story. The exposition begins on a boat with the introduction of Sanger Rainsford. He falls overboard, forcing him to swim to a nearby island. Rainsford happens upon a large mansion, and is introduced to General Zaroff and his companion Ivan. Although not directly stated, the reader can infer that General Zaroff hunts humans through the quote, “‘there is one that can.’
In the short story The Most Dangerous Game, the author Richard Connell shows that Rainsford needs control of his emotions, patience , and expert hunting and decision making skills in order to defeat Zaroff. Rainsford needs to gain control of his emotions to outthink Zaroff, who symbolizes Rainsfords "steep hill". When he finds that he is going to be hunted his natural instinct is to run and panic, but then he stops to look around and get a grip on the task at hand. Then at a critical moment when Zaroff finds him in a tree, Rainsford panics again because he realizes Zaroff is on his trail and is toying with him. Once again, he gains control of his emotions and formulates a plan.
At least sixty percent of people in the world agree there is two sides to everyone. After certain events, one side appears more often than the other. The traits that people possess on these sides are acknowledged as civil or uncivil attributes. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell proves Rainsford and Zaroff have civil and savage traits that make them seem two sided, but these traits emerge based on the conflict the character is faces. Sanger Rainsford lives a civil life; however, dangerous situations cause him to show his savage side.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
Waking after such terrifying events, Rainsford thought over all that had happened over the past few days on the island with General Zaroff. “How will I ever find Whitney?” thought Rainsford as he stumbled around the chateau in a daze, “Perhaps I can swim to Haiti, I should be close enough and Johnson lives around there.” Johnson was Rainsford’s old childhood friend who had lived 2 blocks away, he moved to Haiti when he became 30, so that he would always be by the sea. Rainsford decided this was a good plan, but instead of swimming he went down by the shore and forged a raft out of coconut tree wood. Leaving the island left Rainsford with many different feelings, mainly sadness, but for some reason he felt like he would be back one day.
In the fictional story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the author talks about the character traits and how they are related to the conflict. The external conflict reveals many traits that the characters have and how those traits are described about them. Through the conflicts, Rainsford is revealed to be a clever and persistent person who doesn’t give up and Zaroff is a cunning, passionate person. During the conflict, Rainsford is revealed to be clever because he sets up sneaky traps and plans to avoid being spotted by Zaroff.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was justified in killing General Zaroff. Rainsford is a hunter who fell off a boat in the middle of no where. As he gets to land he runs into several obstacle courses, then gets to this big house and meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff also hunts, just not animals. He hunts something more dangerous such as humans who boats crashed like Rainsford.
Only One Can Survive Survival is the ability to stay alive and make it through another day. This is the same thing that Rainsford must endure has his life is determined by his will to live, in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell. In the Story Rainsford goes through an unfortunate event which he is left stranded on Ship Trap Island. He meets General Zaroff who is a man who kills human beings for his own pleasure. Zaroff introduces Rainsford to a game which Rainsford will be hunted and killed if found.
Count Zaroff is a calculating killer, not only of animals, but people as well. On the first pages, when he and Rainsford were eating dinner, Zaroff is watching Rainsford eat in this new habitat Zaroff has put him in. Zaroff asks rainsford “perhaps you were surprised I recognized you... I have read all books on hunting in English, French and Russian” (Connell 45). When Rainsford goes up to his room, there are pajamas and new clothes already out for him in his exact size.