Imagine… falling off a boat and being alone on an island, except you’re not actually alone. Well this happened to Sanger Rainsford. Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how sense of suspense leads to the literal meaning of “The Most Dangerous Game.” Richard Connell creates suspense by introducing detail slowly. In the beginning of the story Rainsford repeatedly tries to get the general to tell him what kind of game he hunts. But General Zaroff avoids a direct answer, yet hints at possibilities telling Rainsford, “I’ll tell you… you will be amused I’m sure”.
He fought his way to shore to find an enormous estate belonging to General Zaroff. General Zaroff and his friend Ivan have lived on this island since The Russian Civil War. They enjoy the finer things of life. Like eating only the finest steaks, wines, and desserts from around the world. However these seemingly fancy people have one dark secret.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell suggests to, trust yourself or you won’t succeed. The reader learns that survival is a different world in order to succeed, you need to use instincts, knowledge, and resources. In the exposition, the main character Sanger Rainsford uses his knowledge and instincts to fight against General Zaroff. The first scene uses foreshadowing to show how Rainsford is going to be in life or death situations. In addition, when Zaroff thought it was right about killing humans, but Rainsford knew it was wrong to kill humans.
Hunting is fun for some people, until you're being hunted. “The most dangerous game” is a short story written by Richard Connell. Zaroff demonstrates that he is confident, anxious, talented. First Zaroff is a very rich individual, i know he is talented because on ( pg.221) Rainsford was describing how big and nice zaroff house was “It was a huge, beam-ceilinged bedroom with a canopied bed enough for six men that Rainsford followed the silent giant.” Another way Zaroff is very rich because he also has his own island where he hunts more than just animals.On (pg 219-220) He was on an island which he didn't know where he was.”He lifted the knocker, and it creaked up stiffly, as if it had never been used.” In the case Rainsford was at Zaroff’s
In this quote, we see that Montresor’s intention is to kill Fortunato, rather than take him to taste the expensive wine. As the story goes on, we get a better picture of Montresor’s evil plan by linking the things that he has said in the beginning with him taking Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacombs. In The Most Dangerous Game, we realize from very early on in the story that the General’s intention is to hunt, and ultimately kill Rainsford. In the story, the General says: “[The animal] must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason”, to which Rainsford’s answer was that no animal could reason. This quote is the first point in the story it is certain that Zaroff is a murderer.
In his opinion, “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees (Connell 216)”. As a result of his wrong opinion, the tables turn in the story and Rainsford becomes the one being hunted. This is both his external conflict and an unexpected turn of events. Eventually, although this was tough for him, Rainsford ends up winning the game. When informed that he had won Rainsford responded: “I am still a beast at bay; he
He expected to make life so gravely that it transformed into an obsession for him and he would go to any incredible to accomplish his authoritative target. In the wake of being lost in his dream of making a life for such a long time, one can without a lot of an extent see what it looked like for him to go to the affirmation he had made an animal. Exactly when Frankenstein woke from his fantasy, he was dismayed by what he'd done. There never was brilliance in his dream; the dream was a mind flight that he had made in his mind. The moment he genuinely watched what he'd made he felt pounded and he said it unmistakably "and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart".
A timeless human goal has always been to set visionary goals to advance the coming generations. Although many results can be successful, a great number of them can turn out deadly. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the result of a man’s visionary motive of creating life, which consequents into the birth of the deadly creature. The creatures understanding of justice is based on eliminating anyone or anything preventing him from reaching his goal; accordingly, his actions to attempt revenge upon Victor only led to his downfall throughout the novel. The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation.
Furthermore, Zaroff will not bargain with losing the ability to hurt others for the reason of the thrill. In other words, Zaroff cannot be convinced that what he has been doing to humans is wrong. This can be a result of him thinking that he’s superior to all races. As the story of “The Most Dangerous Game” starts, the climax first occurs when Rainsford finds out what the general considers as the biggest hunt of them all. As Rainsford asks “Where do you get them”?
Jack tries to get ralph impeached, he uses his rhetorical skills to twist ralphs words. He tells the group “He’d never have got us meat”, asserting that hunting skills make for effective leader. Jack assigns a high value only to those who he finds useful or agreeable to his views and looks to silence those who do not please him. Another time where jack is manipulating is where he uses the boy’s fear of the beast to control their behavior. Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly.
Zaroff entertains Rainsford at dinner with exhilarating stories of hunting around the world. Deliberately, he expounds how he had to “‘stock the island’” (6) for his newly “‘invent[ed] …animal’” (7). He then explains how “‘[he] bought this island, built this house” and hunts “’the most exciting [game] in the world’” (7). Seeing that Rainsford needs more enlightenment, Zaroff clarifies by stating that this is, “’quarry with which [he] can match [his] wits’” (7). The reader, like Rainsford, is on the edge of his seat wondering what this mystical animal is.