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Comparing General Zaroff And Rainsford's Choices

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Cheyenne Cruz Mrs. Langford English 9 Honors 7 November 2016 “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice” (Dyer). Dyer speaks about how whatever happens in our society depends on an individual’s choice and action. It is an individual’s choice to either be happy or miserable. “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell, General Zaroff and Rainsford choices affect how they will live the rest of their life. As General Zaroff and Rainsford approach the obstacles in their life, their choices to overcoming them affect their ensure. Based on how Rainsford acts and what is said, he has the ability to think and respond effectively. For example, “Where there are pistol shots, there are men. Where…show more content…
Their values and perspectives diverge greatly. Yet, both share a love of one thing, hunting. For example, “We should have the some good hunting up the Amazon. Great sport, hunting. ‘The best sport in the world,’ agreed Rainsford” (17). In addition, “The world is made up of two classes -- the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are the hunter” (17). This demonstrates how happy he is to be a hunter than a huntee and how he enjoys hunting. As an example, “I read all books on hunting published in English, French and Russian” (22). Additionally, “I have but one passion in my life, Mr. Rainsford, and it is the hunt” (22). This illustrates how interested and passionate Zaroff is in the hunt. However, “Hunting? Good God General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder” (25). This illustrates a new perspective of Zaroff than what he was seen as. Furthermore, “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and if need be, taken by the strong. The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure. I am strong. Why should I not use my gift?...” (25). This implies to Zaroff showing his passion and effort into his reason of his decision. All things considered, General Zaroff and Rainsford share the same passion for one thing, but their talent and aspect
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