Comparing Rainsford And General Zaroff

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Most people when they hear “The Most Dangerous Game” they think of bull riding or other dangerous games that don’t involve death. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a suspenseful cliff hanging story that follows the days of a castaway on the island of a crazed hunter.Rainsford is a big game hunter who falls off a boat near the island of General Zaroff, a big Cossack general who is looking for an alternative to hunting dangerous animals but with a twist. Throughout “The Dangerous Game” Rainsford and General Zaroff both show examples of IRony and exert arrogance. Before Rainsford falls off the yacht Rainsford says that hunted animals have no feelings. Rainsford and Whitney are discussing about how animals have no feeling while being hunted. “Nonsense...Be a realist the world is made up of two classes-the hunter …show more content…

Here in the story General Zaroff is injured by a trap that Rainsfords set. “But he was not quick enough, the dead tree crashed down and struck the general.(232) This quote shows Irony when in the start of the hunt General Zaroff thought that this was going to be an easy kill and he could continue on. Throughout the story Zaroff and Rainsford both exert arrogance. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney on the yacht about hunting. “You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher… who cares.(215) This shows arrogance by showing Rainsford brag about how being a hunter is the top of the “Food chain”. When Rainsford arrives to the castle,Zaroff brags about being a skilled hunter.”No thrill left in tigers, no real danger,I live for danger.”(223)This shows that Zaroff thinks he is too good to be

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