Tanner Toussaint In the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff. One of the reasons why Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff is on the island the only way to live is to hunt or to be the one being hunted. Secondly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to die. Lastly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because killing Zaroff is going to be the only way Rainsford will escape the island from a psychopath.
In the short story The Most Dangerous Games, by Richard Connell, General Zaroff is both heartless and observant. These characteristics make the character in the short story a less likeable character. Throughout the story General Zaroff showed how heartless he was by stalking his island with people he could hunt. He did this because hunting animals began to bore him so he wanted to find something better, new and improved and was more exciting to hunt.
"The Most Dangerous Game" is the piece of literature that I am going to analyze from the perspective of a quotation. I am going to show you how the text in this story relates to this quote/title. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford is stranded on this island in the middle of nowhere. Then When he thinks that he has found salvation, he is wrong.
I see a perspective of the quotation, "Character is what you are in the dark.", by Dwight Lyman Moody in the short story, "Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. This quotation gives the meaning that you see the real characteristic of a character when they are alone, and no one else is around to see what they are doing or how they are acting. You can see some examples of this perspective in the short story with characters General Zaroff and Rainsford. For instance, when speaking with Rainsford about hunting The General states, "It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason." (Connell P.12).
Rainsford was very justified to kill General Zaroff a mad man with a huge eager to hunt but it is getting boring to him, so he wants an animal that can reason. But there is one problem only one animal that can reason a human being. While Rainsford and Zaroff are eating dinner and discussing this new “animal” Rainsford is very much against him trying to hunt them, “ ‘But they are men,’ said Rainsford hotly. ‘Precisely,’ said the general, ‘that is why I use them. It gives me pleasure.
General Zaroff can also be described as a static character. Over the course of the story he doesn’t change from thinking that human are not for hunting, he still thinks that hunting is more than an animal. Rainsford cannot believe that General is murder but General doesn’t take it seriously. “Why should I be serious? I am speaking of hunting . .
In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, the character Zaroff is often described as evil. In the short story, Zaroff is a hunter who faces an issues, there is nothing challenging enough that he can hunt and still get a thrill, he needs something more challenging. ‘’ “Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting. ”“Hunting?
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford, the protagonist conquered many tough obstacles. These obstacles included three categories known as Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, and Man vs Himself. One example of Man vs Man is when Rainsford first meets the antagonists of the story. Throughout the story Rainsford also fought against many different heights of nature. Lastly when Rainsford was trying to win the game, he was really scared and didn’t know what to do so he was talking to himself.
General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford are more similar than they are different. Aside from their diverse ethnicities, age, and initial opinions on The Most Dangerous Game, the two men are practically the same. Despite bearing a few minor differences, the similarities between Zaroff and Rainsford remarkably pronounced. Beginning with their backgrounds, Zaroff and Rainsford were both previously soldiers in the army. Readers can assume so, due to the time period of the story (1920’s), but are also provided evidence in both dialogue and action.
In the fictional story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the author talks about the character traits and how they are related to the conflict. The external conflict reveals many traits that the characters have and how those traits are described about them. Through the conflicts, Rainsford is revealed to be a clever and persistent person who doesn’t give up and Zaroff is a cunning, passionate person. During the conflict, Rainsford is revealed to be clever because he sets up sneaky traps and plans to avoid being spotted by Zaroff.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was justified in killing General Zaroff. Rainsford is a hunter who fell off a boat in the middle of no where. As he gets to land he runs into several obstacle courses, then gets to this big house and meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff also hunts, just not animals. He hunts something more dangerous such as humans who boats crashed like Rainsford.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” Connell uses indirect characterization to show that Rainsford is selfish,humane,and highly skilled. The reader gets a better physical description of General Zaroff. There is not a physical description of Rainsford. General Zaroff Is more fully characterized,Richard Connell,planned for Rainsford to be the dynamic character. Zaroff is physically portrayed more than Rainford and his belonging are better depicted.