After all, Zaroff is experienced in hunting humans. Similarly, when Zaroff and Rainsford meet after the hunt the suspense is still intense. Even though Rainsford has “‘won the game,”’ (15) he “‘is still a beast at bay’” (15). The reader perceives that Rainsford is going to get revenge on Zaroff for putting him through such a hard time. Rainsford has outsmarted, like a cunning fox, Zaroff, and as a result Rainsford is safe.
‘My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can.’ ‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’ ‘I can’t believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke.’ ‘Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting.’ ‘Hunting? 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.
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 first proves this when he says, "The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure" (Connell 7). General Zaroff has been hunting his whole life and it has become just an easy game he plays. Although General Zaroff loved hunting, he wanted a challenge so he looked for a new animal to be his game. General Zaroff finally says the only animal capable of his preferences are humans when he says, "It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason" (Connell 6). General Zaroff is utterly surprised by why Rainsford thinks so highly of human life and has no problem to continue taking human life.
In the story “The Possibility of Evil”, Ms. Strangeworth thinks that she’s such an important figure to the town and she makes sure everyone knows that too. In the story “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff thinks that it’s fine to hunt humans since he’s already outsmarted every animal on the planet. Ms. Strangeworth and General Zaroff have this exaggerated amount of self-confidence that end up hurting them by the end of their respective
They’ve no understanding.”(p. 17) Rainsford then further explains his perception of hunting when he continues, “The world is made up of two classes - the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are the hunters.” (p. 17) This dialogue shows that Rainsford is fully committed to his stance that one is either an aggressor or a victim of the hunt. At this point in the story he is just about to change from a confident hunter to the terrified animal being hunted for
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.
He says in quote 2 “I’m still a beast at bay,” (Connell 18), referring to himself as prey is a major change. Due to him becoming sympathetic towards the prey, it might affect his hunting, whether or not he will continue the sport he loved. When the hunting tables were turned on Rainsford, in Richard Connell’s, The Most Dangerous Game, we see into the mind of Rainsford. He learns what it I’d like to be hunted, and his thoughts from before, to during, to after, all affects his views on the sport oh hunting
“The world is made up of two classes, the hunters and the huntees, you and i are hunters”(page 40). For this reason, this quote demonstrates that Rainsford divides the world into hunters (those who are civilized) and huntees (those who are not civilized and therefore not superior). Meaning he is better and civilized that what he is hunting. He is saying the huntees are weak because they don’t know they are being hunted and they don’t have a weapon to protect them or anything to keep them safe. so he is civilized but blatant the animals or whatever he is hunting.
This definitely helped a lot, but still doesn’t fix the problem with predators. Predators are like robbers of their prey’s life. Once one is caught, predators never let go. While some may argue that being in a zoo will affect an animal’s hunting skills, it’s not always the best plan to let endangered animals free in the wild. It stands to reason that society should continue keeping our animals safe from danger in