“I live for danger” General Zaroff says to Rainsford. When Zaroff says this, it sparks the main conflict. Most games are fun, but this game is not like most games. Rainsford is forced to play this game against Zaroff. In the Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, the central man vs. man conflict changes Rainsford from the hunter, to the huntee, and back to the hunter. How does he change though? Rainsford says hunting is “The best sport in the world”. He is a hunter at this point. He also says “Who cares how the jaguar feels?” and this comes back to haunt him. He thinks that the things he is hunting don't feel anything. How does he become the huntee? “I am a hunter, not a murderer,” Rainsford explains
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To start off, Rainsford states that he doesn’t care how hunted animals feel; he also claims that they can’t reason or feel fear. The author in this scene uses foreshadowing to get readers predicting that Rainsford might become the hunted. “Don’t talk nonsense Whitney,” said Rainsford “You’re a big game hunter. Who cares how a jaguar feels?”. “ Perhaps the jaguar does,” said Whitney.
In Richard Connell’s short story “the most dangerous game,” General Zaroff’s air of sophistication contrasts his barbaric nature. When Rainsford was talking to himself in “the Most Dangerous Game” he said, “You see I read all your books in English, French, and Russian.” (5). General Zaroff shows how sophisticated he is by showing that he is trilingual. General is fluent in at least 3 languages since a hunting book would have difficult words since it is most likely an adult book meaning that he is very fluent in English, French, and Russian.
The first example means that losing the thrill turned him into an animal because he lost what made him human and it caused him to become a mindless hunter. Another piece of evidence of the central idea is that Rainsford was a hunter who thought and pondered on the thoughts
In the story The Most Dangerous Game, written by Richard Connel, a hunter finds himself on an isolated island being hunted by a narcissistic and aristocratic Cossack. In the movie High Noon, by Carl Foreman, the newly wed marshal of a small western town has to face a convict charged with murder when he is released from prison. Throughout The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, the theme and setting help convey the story in similar ways, but the differences of personality and opinion in Rainsford and Kane take them down separate paths. During High Noon, Will Kane has to decide whether or not he should kill Frank, just like Rainsford has to decide whether to leave the island or kill General Zaroff. "
The statement by Sanger Rainsford “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees” means that there are people hunting and there are people who are being hunted. How I feel about the statement is that it is true that is what makes up this world but it is wrong to hunt for fun but right for survival. If you are hunting to find food that is okay but if it’s just to kill something then that is not right.
General Zaroff is different, to say the least, in Richard Connell’s book, “The Most Dangerous Game.” Rainsford is stranded on a deserted island, or so he thinks. Rainsford comes upon a mansion that is owned by General Zaroff. He knows of Rainsford, who is a renowned author of a book about the hunt, as well as everything and everywhere Rainsford has hunted. General Zaroff is also a hunter, but he goes to the extreme.
Rainsford’s Life Changing Experience It can sometimes be necessary to experience a situation to truly understand how the other person feels. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell shows how Rainsford, an elite hunter, who shows no fear, finally understands his prey. Primarily Rainsford doesn’t value a prey’s feeling, slowly he experiences fear, once and for all Rainsford understands how an animal feels to be hunted. Although Rainsford believes in the hunter and huntee class, later on in the story he can empathize with his hunted victims.
To prove my point even more Rainsford says that “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters”. This will go on to show when Rainsford becomes the huntee his mind becomes made up of
It is now hard for him to trust anyone after being forced to be hunted. “The pit grew deeper; when it was above his shoulders, he climbed out and from some hard saplings cut stakes and sharpened them to a fine point. These stakes he planted in the bottom of the pit with the points sticking up” (Connell 34) because of this flashback Rainsford starts to get scared about himself hurting another human being. He won’t hunt again because he remembers his times of desperation and how he felt while trying to kill a living person. Another factor of Rainsford’s nervousness is when he told that the man being hunted the day before lost his head.
In the short story The Most Dangerous Game, the author Richard Connell shows that Rainsford needs control of his emotions, patience , and expert hunting and decision making skills in order to defeat Zaroff. Rainsford needs to gain control of his emotions to outthink Zaroff, who symbolizes Rainsfords "steep hill". When he finds that he is going to be hunted his natural instinct is to run and panic, but then he stops to look around and get a grip on the task at hand. Then at a critical moment when Zaroff finds him in a tree, Rainsford panics again because he realizes Zaroff is on his trail and is toying with him. Once again, he gains control of his emotions and formulates a plan.
Before Rainsford falls off the yacht Rainsford says that hunted animals have no feelings. Rainsford and Whitney are discussing about how animals have no feeling while being hunted. “Nonsense...Be a realist the world is made up of two classes-the hunter
Although he is unfairly put through danger, the hunter goes through every step in the game abiding by the rules. The least Rainsford could do is maintain a stable image of the man he
Rainford exposes his selfishness and lack of empathy by saying, “‘Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes-the hunters and the huntees. Luckily you and I are hunters’”(2). His actions throughout the story show his cruelty too. Rainsfords profession is killing animals, and while he does
1. Recall what does the general describe about his hunting background. While General Zaroff is describing himself, he brags that he is an excellent hunter. “God makes some men poets. Some He makes kings, some beggars. Me He made a hunter” (Connell 6).