Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’” (Connell, 69 and 70) This quote supports the theme because Rainsford keeps believing that it’s not okay to hunt humans and he ends up surviving. Another example of sticking with what you
With Duclos returning to the beginning arguments and trying to make counter arguments, I feel is a major weakness for his argument. While returning to his first arguments about how critics often argue that hunting is immoral because it requires intentionally inflicting harm on innocent creatures. Even people who are not comfortable should acknowledge that many animals have the capacity to suffer. If it is wrong to inflict unwanted pain or death on an animal, then it is wrong to hunt. Today it is hard to argue that human hunting is strictly necessary in the same way that hunting is necessary for animals.
"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 "(8). The short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Collins is about two men who are passionate about hunting. However, these two men both have different philosophies when it comes to if their prey is equal to or lower than themselves. The first hunter, Rainsford, believes that hunters should respect their prey, and that the prey is equal to the hunter.
Rainsford on the other hand is a man that fears death, but that can also be a good ability, fearing death means that when you are close to death the urge of surviving gets stronger. It 's hard to say who is the most dangerous game in this story. There are two kinds of people in this story here, the one who values human life and the one who doesn 't. I believe that the author chose this title for this story because he wanted us to come to a conclusion on who is the most dangerous game. And I don 't think that the answer to this question lies within the context of this story, I believe that it lies within our morals and of what we think makes us more dangerous
It’s easy to just look at a person that has committed a heinous act and label them an animal who only thinks about killing other people. However, that is not the case it’s only the surface level. Until you explore the details of the underlying issue(in this case it’s the psychological impairment of the said killer) it’s impossible to make a justified claim. A good strong point that they make is "Movies and TV have put an image into our minds that these are the characteristics of a murderer when in reality they are masters at disguising their emotions and thoughts letting them blend into society.” (Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). The second part of this statement is accurate, they are really good at hiding their emotions.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the main character Rainsford had gotten stranded on a dangerous island where Zaroff, a Russian Cossack General, hunted humans for sport. He feels that God put the weak on earth to give the strong pleasure, and up until it was his turn to be hunted, so did Rainsford. Earlier in the story Rainsford had stated, “The world is made up of two classes-- the hunters and the huntees.” And as harsh as it may sound, it is technically correct. The world is made of hunters and huntees, predator and prey. In fact, there are several hunters in the story The Most Dangerous Game.
Also, General Zaroff is an extreme hunter and doesn’t find pleasure in hunting regular animals. Zaroff says the most dangerous game is humans because they have the ability to reason. Rainsford is going to be hunted and is given a certain amount of time to survive. Moreover, while Rainsford is being hunted Zaroff
He discovers what it is like to be running for one's life. This is role reversal because he is now hunted opposed to being the hunted. The antagonist in the story plays the most dangerous game with Rainsford. Rainsford is so scared and experiments how his preys feel when he hunts them. Since Rainsford is a world class hunter, he is a a great match for Zaroff who is a excellent hunter himself.
“‘General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder’” (8) proclaimed Sanger Rainsford in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”. Connell’s central theme involves the difference between hunting and murder. He perceives a distinct difference between the two; hence his horror at Zaroff’s hunting of men. Connell implements foreshadowing and dialect to generate suspense in the reader throughout the story. Connell creates uncertainty in the story by foreshadowing the reader of future events.
Character Analysis: “The Most Dangerous Game” The main reason I chose the antagonist in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is that there is a lot of bad features about General Zaroff, which I want to figure out. I‘m studying three traits about General Zaroff,the three traits I picked are Heartless, Smart, and unfair. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a Russian hunter, who got bored with hunting animals. One trait is heartless because General Zaroff didn’t care for Ivan, and he treated Ivan like he was an object to be used. General Zaroff still didn’t care for Ivan, after he took his life to save General Zaroff.
The Most Dangerous Game is a story that discusses the inner capability to humans to perform acts of extreme violence. It observes two different, yet similar characters in General Zaroff and Rainsford. They both have very similar views on hunting, as they both consider the feelings of the prey to be meaningless. However, the stark difference between the two characters is the General Zaroff hunts humans and Rainsford hunts big game. Connell made sure to write this similarity into the story for the sake of foreshadowing.
As well as, in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford used is craftiness to show what it takes to be a survivor by being hunted by General Zaroff. In the story, Rainsford prepared a contraption that General Zaroff did not realize and he was struck in the shoulder by a lifeless tree. (page 14 line numbers 592-597) That contraption was very crafty to create. The contraption saved Rainsford because he would have gotten shot by General Zaroff. That also gave him another night to create another contraption so kill General Zaroff.
The Most Dangerous Game is a story that gets you thinking of whether or not to kill or be killed, or you could say, “The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.” That 's not all though, the MDG has another question that gets you thinking, is Rainsford guilty, or not guilty? But in the end all evidence points that he may be guilty of murder.
In the two short stories, The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado, Zaroff is more evil than Montresor. General Zaroff is a hunter that can kill any animal. He is so good, that he doesn 't enjoy hunting. In order to be entertained, he starts to hunt a different animal, humans. He hunts humans because he wants to be challenged.