High Noon Literary Analysis

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When it comes to comparing famous film and literary works, High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are great subjects. They both have the component of suspense, hunter and the other being hunted. As you read on further you will understand the alikeness and the dissimilar attributes. Both High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” have similar plots and themes, but they have disparate moods. Although High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are very different from each other, they share their theme in common. In both of these, the characters go through isolation. In High Noon Kane is fighting Frank Miller alone, no one in the town volunteered to help. He had to go through the obstacle of fighting four people alone. When he went to find deputies…show more content…
One difference is the mood of the movie and book. In High Noon there is a tense, suspenseful tone to it. You don’t know what will happen next. “Amy, you know I’ve only got an hour. I’ve got things to do. You stay at the hotel till it’s over” (Foreman 296). This quote is showing how tense the situation really is, they’ve only got an hour. They also refer to the clock many times showing how quickly they are getting to twelve, which is the time Frank comes into town. In “The Most Dangerous Game” there is an eerie, ominous tone to it. Zaroff helps add onto this by explaining about his hunting. “My dear fellow, said the general, there is one thing that can. But you can’t mean- - gasped Rainsford” (Connell 221). This tone is making you eerie because at this point Rainsford learns that Zaroff is hunting people. These tones are strikingly different, there isn’t anything in common with them. It is clear that although High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are very different they do share similarities such as plot and theme, but there is also differences like the mood. Both Rainsford and Kane are isolated from the people around them. In both, they are also being hunted by people around them, where they were once hunters now they are the hunted. One major difference is the tone, there is nothing to compare about them, one is eerie and the other makes you suspenseful. Although these may be two very different things, one a story
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