Rainsford who is innocent of what is going to happen says, “The world is made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees. Luckily you and I are the hunters”. This comment makes readers suspect that the tables are going to turn on Rainsford. Because they don’t know how it’s going to happen if it even does, readers feel stress and suspense. Later in the story, Rainsford is in the general’s home and admiring his hunting trophies.
He even contests with Rainsford in the action that it is ok to hunt humans. “But they are men argued Rainsford. “Precisely.” Said the General. “That is why I use them.
It is through this that Rainsford decides to abandon his plan on prey as the story gets to a conclusion (Lyall, 2011). Conflict Conflict is seen when Rainsford falls off the yacht while riding deep in the waters. He has to struggle swimming to the shore of the sea to find help at the island on the far end. However, Rainsford overcomes the overwhelming sea when “a certain coolheadedness
Furthermore, if you underestimate your opponent, you will not perform your personal best. This could result in something very dreadful happening. In the story, one of the main characters, Rainsford felt that it was acceptable to hunt jaguars. 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.
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. It doesn’t directly say that humans are hunted, but by saying that this animal can reason, and no other animal can, it is clear that the General is talking about humans.
Here is a bit of dialogue that supports this: “’The town must have learned a lesson from what we did,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ I replied, securing the knot at the base of his dark, sweaty neck. ‘That was a fine show, eh?’ ‘Very good,’ I answered, turning back for the brush.’” I think that this quote was showing that as a barber, he had to understand and comply with whatever the captain said.
Throughout generations, people have been hunting for food and population control, but in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford thinks that hunting is a sport until he becomes the hunted. In the story, Rainsford met General Zaroff on the island; Rainsford thought he was a nice guy until he started hunting humans. Rainsford didn’t agree with him and refused to hunt, and he wanted to leave immediately, but Zaroff was started to hunt him. Rainsford uses his skills and knowledge to survive against General Zaroff. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell suggests to, trust yourself or you won’t succeed.
The author also writes,“What’s that noise, make it stop.” (paragraph 16). This example portrays situational irony, for when the narrator's guilt gets to the narrator, it is leading up to suspense and the confession of the murder. Poe uses this to help express the true feelings and intentions of the narrator when he talks about killing the old man and has the old man's heart drive him to confession. Poe also uses different types of irony which helps plays a very important role in The Cask of Amontillado as well.
(Connell 12). This quote explains the main conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”, that Zaroff enjoys hunting men. He found hunting animals to be too easy, stating that there was “no greater bore than perfection.” In the movie, the main conflict is that Frank Miller is coming back for revenge on Kane. Kane scours the town for deputies, however he gets no help.
The story “ The Cask of Amontillado” shows the reader the mood from the beginning. The dark, revengeful mood drives the plot and Montresor. The key details and scenes strengthen the mood. While, the wording helps illustrate the scenes where the mood is the strongest. In conclusion, that is how the mood is shown and
When Whitney was talking about the "Ship-Trap island" he was saying that ship always get lost or crash there. When she went to bed and Rainsford stayed to smoke another pipe he heard three gunshots coming from an island. He then fell off the boat and started swimming to the nearest island. When Rainsford falls off a boat and swims to an island. There on "ship-trap island" he find general Zaroff who hunts humans.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
The suspense in the story is very important because it adds to how the story is being told, and how the reader portrays the story when reading. The suspense is developed while Rainsford is talking with General Zaroff about what the most dangerous game is, the readers are left wondering what could this game be and why couldn’t Rainsford think of it. It is sustained after we find out what the most dangerous game is, Rainsford then request to leave but the only off the island is to be General Zaroff’s game and to beat General Zaroff. The roles that coincidence comes into play is after the discussion between Whiney and Rainsford, after Whiney turns in for the night, Rainsford, after hearing gunshot in the direction of the island he then leans
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
After landing on an island through a series of unfortunate events, Rainsford found himself on what he believed was a stranded island. Prior to coming to the island, Rainsford was a man who was civil and was accustomed to the laws of society and principles of sane humans. After seeing signs of human life on the island, he found a general named Zaroff who elegantly told Rainsford that he enjoyed hunting humans and talked in a nonchalant manner as if it was a game to him. With fear, Rainsford tried to back away but was ultimately forced to play the prey of the hunter’s (Zaroff’s) game.