High Noon Vs The Most Dangerous Game Comparison Essay

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Ever since the mid 1900s, people have been enjoying the action-packed classics that are High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Game". Although a movie about a sheriff named Will Kane in the West, High Noon, and a short story about a hunter named Sanger Rainsford being stranded on an island, "The Most Dangerous Game", don't seem like they'd have anything in common, they are actually much more similar than you'd think. Both of these tales teach lessons through their own different plots that both feature intense endings that leave you on the edge of your seat. Although High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Game" feature very notably different themes, they are still exceedingly similar when it comes to the overall setting and main characters of the two…show more content…
Both protagonists are being hunted in some way throughout the story. For Will Kane, he is being chased down by Frank Miller, an old criminal that Kane sentenced to death who somehow got out of his sentence and wants to get revenge by killing Kane. "Don't you remember when he sat in that chair and said—You'll never hang me! I'll be back! I'll kill you Kane! I swear it, I'll kill you!"(Foreman 297). This quote shows how Miller was going to hunt down Kane if it was the last thing he did. In "The Most Dangerous Game", in Rainsford's case, he was being literally hunted down on Ship Trap Island at the hands of General Zaroff, who is a hunter that used humans as hunting game. "Rainsford's second thought was even more terrible...The general was playing with him! The General was saving him for another day's sport! The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse"(Connell). This quote shows how Rainsford was just the General's prey, hence the part of the quote that called the General the cat and Rainsford the mouse. Overall, the protagonists of these stories end up in very similar situations because they are both being hunted in some way with hardly anyone to save them except

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