The Most Dangerous Game Vs High Noon Analysis

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Two great stories about a sailor trying to survive a world class hunter and a western town marshal trying to take on a gang alone are actually very interesting to compare. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a movie about Will Kane, a marshal in the Wild West who is abandoned by his town when they find out Frank Miller is coming back to town. “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a story about a sailor who falls into the trap of a General who kills men for sport. He is forced to play his game or possibly get tortured, and chooses to take his chances with the game. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two very different stories, however you will find that there are many similarities between the stories’ protagonists and settings. There are more differences when you look into the stories’ conflicts. “The Most Dangerous Game” and High Noon both have great settings that fit…show more content…
"’I wanted the ideal animal to hunt,’ explained the general. ‘So I said, ‘What are the attributes of an ideal quarry? '’ And the answer was, of course, ‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason. ' ‘But no animal can reason,’ objected Rainsford. ‘My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can’" (Connell 12). This quote explains the main conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”, that Zaroff enjoys hunting men. He found hunting animals to be too easy, stating that there was “no greater bore than perfection.” In the movie, the main conflict is that Frank Miller is coming back for revenge on Kane. Kane scours the town for deputies, however he gets no help. Harvey, a deputy, quits in fear of Miller, leaving Kane to deal with Miller alone. The only big similarity between the two is that the protagonists are alone, while the antagonists have backup. There are many differences between the conflicts in the short story and
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