My favorite poem in “Reading, Responding, and Writing” is Maxine Kumin’s “Woodchucks”. This is an intriguing story that starts off with a gardener gassing these innocent woodchucks that are only trying to survive in their home but end up eating his produce in the garden. It escalates very quickly to him becoming obsessed with murdering them until each and everyone is dead. The story is interesting because at first you think nothing of the killings but then he takes it too far and won’t stop, as if he is addicted. Though the poem might just seem to be about a gardener killing woodchucks, it really shows that if a person is pushed too far they can become obsessed, lose all humanity, and become a monster.
Their settings might be the most different with these stories, one is an old West town and the other is a island full of trees. With the conflict in High Noon Will Kane could run off in the sunset towards the Mississippi if he wanted to, while in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford can’t run no where. There are some similarities in this huge pile of differences. The Main characters, Will Kane and Sanger Rainsford both are great shooters which is apparent when you read these stories. These are two amazing stories that are a great read, or watch of you seeing High Noon, with a lot of differences but the small similarities are also enjoying to
“There are only two classes in the world: the hunter and the hunted.” This theme is expressed and questioned by the story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. But is that theme in the movie? Both the book and the movie The Most Dangerous Game are both about a man named Zaroff hunting the ¨most dangerous game¨; humans. Though the book and the movie have the same general plot, the integrity of the story is affected by the many differences and similarities in the areas of the initiating event, characterization, and plot between the story and the movie The Most Dangerous Game.
In the beginning of the film, Spade is seen struggling to control his greed because he never misses an opportunity to make some quick money even if that involves his collaboration with the antagonists. However, at the end of the film, viewers realize that he still ends up apprehending the criminals. As a result, “Spade’s ongoing involvement in the Maltese Falcon case is a source of doubtful speculation” (“Detective Fiction” Rzepka 196). It is worth mentioning that Sam Spade is an “outlaw hero”. In The Thematic Paradigm, Robert B. Ray defines an outlaw hero as someone that “portrayed the law, the sum of society’s standards, as a collective, impersonal ideology imposed on the individual” (454).
Zaroff recounts past hunts,from his childhood in the Crimea to hunting big game around the world but, goes on to describe how the sport eventually became too easy. “I have play. Rainsford was the one being hunted in the story. Zaroff hints, however, that he has found a new kind of animal to hunt, one with courage,cunning and reason. Zaroff doesn’t understand Rainsford’s indignation but promises that his outrage will subside once he’s begun the hunt.
When talking about the genre of action and adventure High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are at the top of mine and many other people’s list of favorite short stories. High Noon is a story based on a chaotic day in the life of Will Kane, that involves many similar plots, settings, and patterns to “The Most Dangerous Game” where the main character Sanger Rainsford is also fighting for his life. Many may read both publishings and find no similarities, but when you start to take the stories apart the similarities are breathtaking. One of the most important similarities between the short stories, High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game”, are that of the plot. Both tales portray a very clear plot of the hunter becoming hunted.
In Richard Connell’s short story ‘’The Most Dangerous Game,” a world class hunter and author Sanger Rainsford finds himself running from a psychotic general on a secluded tropical island. Rainsford has to not only run for his life, but mortally fight back to survive a deadly game of hunt or be hunted. Theme of the story is role reversal, which forces Rainsford to change over the course of the story. In fact, Rainsford’s perception of hunting and of the animal's feelings reverse completely. He realizes that his idea of what animals felt like was wrong in its entirely, and through understanding what it is like to be hunted, he becomes less ignorant and naive.
Truman Capote uses variety of language devices such as diction, similes and symbolism to vividly develop Perry Smith in his novel In Cold Blood and reveal aspects of the murder. Perry Smith is a sensitive, somewhat frightening and psychologically unstable character, but then again
" No one is there, only General Zaroff, a hunter, who hunts human beings. So far the main characters are have common problems, however they do have differences. In this analysis, I will talk about how both short stories are similar. And although both share multiple similarities, they have different themes and messages that the reader has to interpret.
In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor creates a story where the roles of good and evil blend together. In the short story, a family in the rural South gets caught up with a criminal named the Misfit after their wreck and they end up getting murdered. The clash between the grandmother and the Misfit highlights the religious aspects of the story and also O’Connor’s beliefs. Her stylistic traits of violence, distortion, and religion are used to convey a corrupt world that needs salvation. O’Connor’s trait of violence is used throughout to reveal the corrupt and criminal world that emanates the need for salvation.
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. Being crafty showed what it takes to survive by being hunted by another