Direct Characterization Of Hunting In Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

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“You were surprised that I recognized your name, You see, I read all books on hunting published in English, French, and Russian.”(p.4, Richard Connell) This use of direct characterization shows that Rainsford is a smart, educated man, considering he has written a known book about hunting. In the story Rainsford also says “Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer.”(p.6, Richard Connell) This shows the reader that Rainsford knows what’s right from wrong, and how humans should be treated, rather than how Zaroff treats the men that cross his path. Rainsford’s opinion on hunting is evident in the beginning of the story when Whitney and Rainsford are talking and they say “‘ Great sport, hunting.’ ‘The best sport in the world.’ Agreed Rainsford.”(p.1, Richard Connell) Rainsford loves hunting, and sees nothing wrong with it. He sees nothing wrong with it until…show more content…
Zaroff is barbaric, it doesn’t matter how effortless hunting animals had become, why resort to hunting humans?
After I realized the meaning of prey meant the title changed significantly for me. Humans should not be prey for other humans. But the title also changes because The Most Dangerous Game is now even more dangerous since human life is at stake. The meaning of game has two meanings now also. Game is an animal you’re hunting, but also in this case it’s a literal game that General Zaroff is playing with Rainsford. Finding Rainsford and letting him live another day just for the amusement of it.. Even though Zaroff hadn’t seen any of Rainsford’s capabilities.
I wouldn’t be able to sleep. You don’t know this man 's capabilities, he could accomplish anything. There would be no way that you could obtain a good, restful night’s sleep. Rainsford didn’t even sleep much. I would try to escape the
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