When General Zaroff offers Rainsford a chance at a hunting expedition on the island, Rainsford turns down his offer, “Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer.” Rainsford believes that there is a difference between hunting and murder, even though they both involve killing other beings. Once they see someone else doing the same job to a more extreme level, people may begin to doubt for their actions. As General Zaroff tried to convince his guest that they were playing the same game together, Rainsford argued that they were not, just because of the different tastes in prey. This leads to Rainsford’s change in seeing how hunting is dangerous in all
English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Justin C. Blanton Liberty University English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Both stories are about fears in men. Goodman Brown fears the devil and the evils in men, even himself. Rainsford is afraid of the wealthy Zaroff, him being evil by hunting men. The authors write us stories that bring out the deeper fears in us and makes them real. The difference here is that Goodman Brown could have been imagining his encounter with The Old Man or Devil, while Rainsford fell off the boat and landed on an island with a crazy murderer after him.
This sounds like it would be a very sad place to live and if I were not personally living in it I would feel awful for the people that were. Imagine thinking about another society that all had handicaps and you being able to keep that thought in your head and not them. This is why I would not like to live in a utopia like this. In “The Most Dangerous Game” General Zaroff gets bored with hunting animals and decides that he can hunt humans that get trapped on his island. When a world renowned hunter gets caught on his island he decides to treat him like a friend instead of prey.
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. Throughout the story the reader sees how Zaroff “plays” with Rainsford as he hunts him and not once does Zaroff think he will lose to Rainsford.
A Gruesome Hunt When discussing the act of hunting, many refer to the sport of as a way of keeping the population of animal species down; most would agree that nothing else should be hunted except animals. In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford, a hunter and the protagonist, falls overboard from his ship and becomes lost at sea. He eventually comes across an island named Ship-Trap Island, which he finds to be inhabited. Rainsford then meets the antagonist, General Zaroff, who hunts human beings as animal game, and makes Rainsford his next victim. Characters in literature overcome obstacles by being resourceful, assessing the situation calmly and logically, and using the environment around them.
In the drama, “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Mr. Van Daan is perceived to be the most difficult to live with in the secret annex. His moody, disgruntled personality would make it hard to live with him anywhere. In one scene, Mr. VanDaan is appeared to be woken up and walks to stairs for a quick snack, but due to the risks of going out of the secret annex to get more food they have to stay safe as much as possible, he wakes up Mrs. Frank, who yells for Mr. Frank, which causes a huge pandemonium and even the threat of kicking out a family. This is an example of how Mr. Van Daan did always make the most sharp-witted of
Richard Connell does this in the beginning of the story when Whitney and Rainsford are on the ship talking about hunting in Rio. As their ship approaches the shadowy Ship Trap Island, a chill comes over the two hunters, like an evil presence covers the island. Another example of foreshadowing is when the two converse over whether animals can feel fear, Rainsford does not seem to think animals feel fear by saying to Whitney, “You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels” (68)? A few lines later, Rainsford also tells Whitney that, “The world is made up of two
Connie, being so young, did not have the slightest idea what she was in for. The more Connie resisted, the more forceful Arnold Friend became. Oates then sheds a strange light on the character Arnold Friend. He oddly knew what her family was doing during that moment, his hair did not appear to look natural, and his shoes were oddly misshaped on his feet. Oates throws the reader off for a moment, to only speed the story up with a streak of cringing fear.
The Irony of the Hunter or Hunted In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell uses irony to reveal that what is said and done is not always what it appears to be throughout the story. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is very self confident and unsympathetic towards the game he’s hunting. Rainsford says, “ you’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher, who cares how a jaguar feels,” (Connell 1). At the beginning of the story Rainsford shows no sympathy for anyone, especially the game he was going to hunt. This is ironic because of the actions that take place later in the story where he is the one that is being hunted.
Now you See Me, Now you Don’t (Three Messages from Hollow men) In the Hollow men this poem has three messages in it and they are important ones. THe first one is dissatisfaction because the people are not satisfied with their lives and have to struggle through it. The second message is passivity because the Hollow men put all their lazy efforts on the “Shadow” which is meaning that they don’t want to do homework or something like that. The third message is referring to identity because everyone is questioning who they really are or what they can really do. “This passage is so central to Eliot's poetics that it could be taken as a kind of credo for his own "allusive" technique as is shown in the present paper.
Rainsford fears him and fears for his safety “Put distance between himself and General Zaroff.” He wants to as far away from Zaroff because he hates him and if he is caught he will be killed. Connell is telling the reader he is kicking into survival gear and getting the heck away from the danger. My claim is proven furthermore when Rainsford is thinking “Something like panic” which shows his instinct. In this passage Rainsford is panicking because his once friend is now trying to kill him. He is afraid of Zaroff and death so he is running in the woods distressed, and panicking.
Secondly, General Zaroff evokes a level of terror never experienced before by the victim. When Rainsford first meets General Zaroff, he thinks of him as an affable man but really the General has been waiting to hunt Rainsford ever since he entered the house. As the General and Rainsford are talking about hunting General Zaroff reveals that hunting animals does not interest him anymore. The general said “We will have some capital hunting, you and I” (Connell 6). This statement makes Rainsford nervous because the General says he does not hunt animals anymore but he still hunts a very dangerous game.
Nathaniel Bacon was a colonist of the Virginia Colony. Since Bacon lived in bad land on the frontier, he knew first hand how it was to be constantly attacked by the Indians. That is when Bacon decided to rebel against the Governor’s relationships with the Native Americans, as well as being frustrated by the lack of political rights. Bacon challenged the economic and political privileges of the governor’s circle. Governor Berkeley refused to protect frontier farmers, because he was too busy trading fur, so the effect of that was the farmers were constantly being raided by Native Americans.
Rainsford reactions to his first day on Ship-Trap Island are that Rainsford might be thinking he wished not to fell off the boat in the first place. Another example that is going through Rainsford mind is that when he met General Zaroff, Rainsford thought he was pretty chill and cool. The stuff that is going through mind because Zaroff told him that there is another big game to hunt and the big game is hunting humans. Rainsford is thinking about Zaroff, thinking that he is an insane man or person for what he does. That is the reasons why Rainsford can’t sleep or quiet his brain.