Character Analysis Of Sanger Rainsford In The Most Dangerous Game

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In Richard Connell 's The Most Dangerous Game, its main character Sanger Rainsford is an example of a protagonist whose character has evolved throughout the story. Sanger Rainsford is a dynamic character as a result of being the protagonist of Connell’s story. Reading the material, a reader can determine that Rainsford is a major character because the author made substantial effort to his traits and characterization. Rainsford is given the spotlight in the piece and with the author’s efforts, readers are drawn to him. As the story progresses, Rainsford role as a protagonist gives him the opportunity to be a dynamic character – an identity that gives him berth to become the focus of the story, change and overcome his conflicts. To clearly…show more content…
While speaking to Whitney, he was a hunter and regarded the prey he hunted and killed as inferior in the parameters he set. His dismissal of the life he killed didn’t make him think as superior to them but it shows his contempt of life towards those he hunted. His perspective on killing might also have been drastically changed. When he was invited to the hunt by General Zaroff, he begged off and said that he was a hunter and not a murder. He views the killing of animals as acceptable but not killing of humans. His insistence on him being different from Zaroff enables him to be on higher moral ground compared to his host. After his experiences in the forest and the constant fraying of his nerves, he might have been turned into the very person he had called a murderer. The author concludes the story with Rainsford, sleeping on the bed and notes that Rainsford never had a better one. Readers are unaware of the thoughts inside the character’s head - it may be a dreamless sleep or flashback of his earlier life. It is difficult to be certain of the duel’s effect to Rainsford’s mind. Even at that moment, it is unclear whether Rainsford is just a tired man or an animal at

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