General Zaroff

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In order to survive in any situation, you must have integrity, bravery, and prior experience. All three traits give you the intelligence to make good choices, the courage to do what is best, and prepare you for different positions. In this essay I will explain how these traits are present in different sources. Some people show one trait, others show all such as Lexi Youngberg (Neville). In any time you need to survive, look to these traits; integrity, bravery, and past experience. They will guide to to the best possible outcome for your situation. Integrity. What does this mean? Stacey Skrysak could tell you. She is a mother of one, with two miscarriages. That’s right, she was pregnant with triplets who were all born premature. The first…show more content…
“To be aware of a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something,” When you have already been through hard times, you might understand how this trait can be useful so that you can make intelligent choices in future when you might be in another situation you may need to know how to feel or do something. “About the hall were mounted heads of many animals-lions, tigers, elephants, moose, bears; larger or more perfect specimens Rainsford had ever seen.” (Connell, 5). In this story, General Zaroff was also a survivor because of prior experiences. (He is the one who killed all of those animals). On his island, where he hunts humans, the General has never lost to his own game of ‘survival’. Which means he eventually killed all of the contestants, (captured men who come to the island) or they die on their own. As well as the General, Rainsford too is a great survivor with the same characteristic as General Zaroff. “It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home…[General Zaroff] read [Rainsford’s] book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet…” (Connell, 4) This shows Rainsford has prior knowledge of hunting that later helps him in the story when his hunting skills are tested. In the movie Castaway by Robert Zemekis, Chuck Noland survived by using his resources and rethinking past acquaintances so that he could build a raft, weave a rope, and cut down trees for logs. If Chuck didn’t have the consciousness of how to build a fire using two sticks, he wouldn’t have lived for as long as he did. As you can see, General Zaroff, Rainsford, and Chuck Noland all had prior experience to go on a long
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