There are several conflicts in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell; while person versus person is the most obvious, person versus self and person versus nature are also present. For example, the “jagged crags” upon which Rainsford lands scratch his hands until they are raw, and when Rainsford is trying to survive the hunt, nature once again acts as an obstacle. The muck is like “ a giant leech” and the insects “[bite] him savagely” through the dense vegetation. On the other hand, Rainsford faces an internal dilemma when he is talking to Zaroff about hunting humans for sport: while Rainsford is shocked by the proposition, he feels no revulsion, no disgust. Therefore, because Rainsford does not seem to have an internal aversion to Zaroff’s proposal, that causes a quandary - his lack of moral dilemma in this situation is a dilemma in itself. Richard Connell utilizes suspense to increase mystery in the narrative, and his masterful storytelling allows him to implant questions in the reader’s mind without having to explicitly include them in “The Most Dangerous Game.” In the beginning of the story, our curiosity is immediately aroused as soon …show more content…
We can infer that while on the yacht, feeding a human being to animals would never have occurred to him, and if it had, that he would have treated it like “grisly...cold-blooded murder.” Revenge also did not seem to be an important aspect to him before becoming the subject of Zaroff's dangerous game, but when he returns and encounters Zaroff in his bedroom, he soon resumes the hunt, this time with Zaroff as the prey. Rainsford compromises his own morals by continuing the game, and he even seems to enjoy killing his new human prey, resting comfortably in Zaroff's “very excellent” bed after killing the general and feeding him to the hounds. Thus, the reader realizes that perhaps Rainsford may have decided that hunting humans is not so “barbaric” after
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When Rainsford refuses to hunt with Zaroff, Rainsford has to be hunted. Richard Connell uses mood/tone in his story “The Most Dangerous Game” to convey the theme of competition rarely enhances a person’s character. The author of “The Most Dangerous Game” is Richard Connell. The thesis is Competition rarely enhances a person 's character. I think being hunted changes rainsford for the better because he had to think like the animal and he got a feel of how the animal felt while being hunted.
In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, the external conflicts faced by Sanger Rainsford, the protagonist, create an internal conflict within him. The external conflicts include his struggle to survive on a remote island, his pursuit by General Zaroff, and his participation in the deadly game of hunting humans. These external conflicts force Rainsford to question his beliefs and values, leading to an internal conflict about his own humanity and the morality of the hunt. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford is a successful big-game hunter who believes in the thrill of the hunt.
It is a fundamental and enduring part of who we are, even in our darkest moments. Rainsford is an example of this idea as he grapples with the ethical implications of hunting other humans. As a professional big-game hunter, Rainsford’s sense of morality is initially rigid and well-defined. However, through the course of his harrowing experience on Zaroff's island, Rainsford undergoes a transformation. Moody’s quotation about character in the dark is a powerful tool for analyzing Rainsford's character in The Most Dangerous Game.
While reading Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, readers find that the determining fact that makes it so gripping is the intense style in which he develops tension and foreshadowing to create suspense and a sense of uneasiness. Especially when Rainsford tumbles off his yacht in the Caribbean into the “blood warm waters” (15). “His pipe, striking the rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his mouth”. Readers are afraid for Rainsford, that maybe he won’t survive the harsh environment of the fierce jungle.
Rainsford feels sympathy for the animals, just as he was being hunted by a human. Rainsford is frustrated with General Zaroff games. Being hunted like an animal creates conflict and Rainsford “can’t believe that [Zaroff] [is] serious... This is grisly joke(27). In other words, he
Rainsford is the character that changes throughout the story while Zaroff remains the same. Some examples of indirect characterization in “The Most Dangerous Game” is when Rainsford makes a prophetic statement in the beginning of the story when he and Whitney discuss whether or not animals feel. For example,”Be realistic. The world is made up two classes--the hunters and the huntees.
Hunters believe animals are not capable of reasoning and they see them as something lesser than humans. Throughout time, these positions can change. The short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell, consists of General Zaroff being the hunter and Rainsford being the hunted. During the story, their positions change to the complete opposite.
Firstly, in the story The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because on the island the only way to live is if the stranded people hunt or the stranded will in contrast become the ones being hunted. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney about jaguars. Whitney is stating that the jaguars must feel some sort of feeling like fear or terror but in contrast Rainsford states that the jaguars have no understanding of feelings. Then Rainsford is put on a island where he symbolically represents the jaguar and General Zaroff would symbolically represent the hunter.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
Most Dangerous Game Argumentation Paragraph The story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is about Sanger Rainsford ends up on an island with General Zaroff, who hunts humans. Rainsford ends up playing General Zaroff’s game and becomes the huntee while Zaroff is the hunter. Zaroff loses the game and gets killed by Rainsford.
He then finds a chateau where he meets General Zaroff, a sophisticated man, who proves to be civilized in his own ways. Rainsford respects the general at first thinking he was a true gentleman. That was until Rainsford finds out about the general’s cruel big game. Since the general has gotten bored of hunting animals, he has a new tough crave to hunt human beings, the only animal that can reason thus face him with a challenge. He also arrogantly claims that he once had to break the rules to be able to maintain the record of him never losing at this game.
In Richard Connell's short story"The Most Dangerous Game," the protagonist Sanger Rainsford is selfish, unsympathetic, and cruel. In the beginning, Rainsford talks to Whitney about the prey’s, in this case, the animal's perspective while being hunted, like how they feel. Rainsford and Whitney butt heads. Rainsford’s philosophy is much like Zaroff's. Rainsford disagrees with Whitney, who believes that animals can comprehend the fear of pain and death.
He does not consider murdering as a way of hunting. When Zaroff was trying to persuade him to hunt he responded by saying “Hunting...speak of is murder” (Connell 27). Rainsford knows the difference from hunting and murder. This makes him different from Zaroff resulting in him not wanting to be inconsiderate like the antagonist. To continue, he knows the difference between just hunting and actually murdering people.
Rainsford, in this situation, displayed a smile to show he wasn't the enemy nor was he fearful. Not only does Rainsford survive the gunman and the great fall from the cliff, but he shows the great audacity to go before Zaroff and return to finish the fight. Rainsford is a survivor. Furthermore this shows a change is Rainsford's paradigm from the parts of the story where he believes animals have no
Have you ever been in a life or death situation? There is a man in a short story who has experienced a life changing three days. The story, “The Most Dangerous Game”will have you on the edge of your seat as you this action packed tragedy. While reading this tale, one feels as if they are actually taking part of this tragic story. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” several inferences can be made of Rainsford, that gives on an understanding of his character