Essay Comparing Most Dangerous Game And High Noon

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In the story The Most Dangerous Game, written by Richard Connel, a hunter finds himself on an isolated island being hunted by a narcissistic and aristocratic Cossack. In the movie High Noon, by Carl Foreman, the newly wed marshal of a small western town has to face a convict charged with murder when he is released from prison. Throughout The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, the theme and setting help convey the story in similar ways, but the differences of personality and opinion in Rainsford and Kane take them down separate paths. During High Noon, Will Kane has to decide whether or not he should kill Frank, just like Rainsford has to decide whether to leave the island or kill General Zaroff. "Rainsford did not smile. 'I am still a beast at …show more content…

In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is a world-renowned hunter who travels the globe in search of new animals to kill. In High Noon, Will is the marshal of a tiny western town. Throughout the story, Will is portrayed as brave, but he also shows weakness in the end. "Then his control gives way, and the tide of bitterness and anger overflow in him. He pounds his battered fists on the desk top brutally, almost sobbing his outrage" (Forman 136). When he feels that all hope is lost and no one will help him, he sits down in his office and cries out of resentment and anger towards the town people for being cowardly. In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford never shows weakness; he convinces himself not to lose his nerve. "I will not lose my nerve. I will not" (Connel 19). This citation shows how, even when he is in danger of death, Rainsford can keep a clear head and think his way out. Another difference between Rainsford and Will are their physical differences. Rainsford is young and single, and only kills to protect himself, but Will is older and married, and kills to protect his town and

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