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Book Summary: The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game Have you ever been chased or stalked? Perhaps even you’ve chased or stalked someone else, or had an obsession with someone or something? In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, two men have a challenge, which involves those two questions. The story may not completely correspond with our modern day, but it does coincide with the olden days. Before this essay goes any farther, you must be informed that these two men are hunters in the extreme. And when I say extreme, I mean almost insane, or would die in the process of killing the biggest game. One of these hunters is Sanger Rainsford, who is so amazing at hunting; he even wrote a book about his findings. The other man's name is General Zaroff who…show more content…
These two extreme hunters take on the biggest challenge of all, which is being a hunter or the huntee. As this story builds, these two men start to grow to a hatred of each other. They end up playing a game, where Zaroff hunts the most dangerous game, Rainsford. If Zaroff kills or gets Rainsford within a certain amount of time then he, Rainsford, loses and dies in the process. However, if that doesn't happen and Rainsford stays alive and out of his way, then Rainsford wins and keep his life. As they go on their journeys to be hunted and to hunt, Zaroff thinks that no one can ever make it out alive. If Zaroff can't get Rainsford; then he can't catch the most dangerous game. What makes this man even more terrifying is can be seen in how he has never failed at killing his game. He has hunted almost any animal alive, even Rainsford now. So whatever tactics Rainsford uses, Zaroff will already know how to catch him because of all of his knowledge. In the story, it says,”It was General Zaroff. He made his way along with his eyes fixed in utmost concentration on the ground before him. He paused, almost beneath the tree, dropped to his knees and studied the ground. 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.”(Connell 231) This quote shows that Zaroff was prepared for a trap on the ground and attack from above. This proves that Zaroff knows what his attacker is thinking and anticipates it to keep himself
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