Being civilized means being ( A place or people) to stage a social, cultural, and moral development, considered to be more advanced. I thinks it means who is better at hunting in this story. Evidence from the story shows that Zaroff considers himself civilize, Rainsford considers Zaroff civilized, and Rainsford considers himself civilized. Now “You see, I read all books about hunting published in English, French, and Russian (page 45). witch to me that is him saying he is trying to make himself look cranny. smarter than Rainsford. That is like Zaroff is saying I know more about hunting and i am better than you. I can read three different languages. But you see apathy in rainsford. Zaroff don’t know what Rainsford can do. Even know he thinks himself is civilized. …show more content…
To Rainsford he is probably thinking i am a famous person and don’t have enough money to buy any of the things that Zaroff has. rainsford is impressed by how he has the table. Having that much stuff, to be a candid person. I would say that is quite a civilized person. “The world is made up of two classes, the hunters and the huntees, you and i are hunters”(page 40). For this reason, this quote demonstrates that Rainsford divides the world into hunters (those who are civilized) and huntees (those who are not civilized and therefore not superior). Meaning he is better and civilized that what he is hunting. He is saying the huntees are weak because they don’t know they are being hunted and they don’t have a weapon to protect them or anything to keep them safe. so he is civilized but blatant the animals or whatever he is hunting. I talked about how Zaroff thinks he is civilized, Rainsford thinks Zaroff is civilized, and Rainsford thinks himself civilized. The main thing is not who is civilized but what it means in the story and what it means to
In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney on the yacht about hunting. “You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher… who cares.(215) This shows arrogance by showing Rainsford brag about how being a hunter is the top of the “Food chain”. When Rainsford arrives to the castle,Zaroff brags about being a skilled hunter. ”No
Zaroff wanted to hunt an animal with intelligence to match his own, so he started hunting his fellow humans. Yes, he gave them a choice, but the choice was certain death or a small sliver of a chance at life. Zaroff became a murderer while Rainsford was just a game hunter. At the end of the “Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford comes back for Zaroff, the man who hunted him for days on end. I feel his actions were justified due to the intolerable
He has a strong character and is full of grit when facing this man vs. nature conflict. Rainsford doesnt let Zaroffs man vs. man remarks get to his head or bother him. Rainsford has remarkable virtue according to his response to obstacles. “General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening. With it he had a bottle of Pol Roger and half a bottle of Chambertin.
We can infer that while on the yacht, feeding a human being to animals would never have occurred to him, and if it had, that he would have treated it like “grisly...cold-blooded murder.” Revenge also did not seem to be an important aspect to him before becoming the subject of Zaroff's dangerous game, but when he returns and encounters Zaroff in his bedroom, he soon resumes the hunt, this time with Zaroff as the prey. Rainsford compromises his own morals by continuing the game, and he even seems to enjoy killing his new human prey, resting comfortably in Zaroff's “very excellent” bed after killing the general and feeding him to the hounds. Thus, the reader realizes that perhaps Rainsford may have decided that hunting humans is not so “barbaric” after
Also, General Zaroff is an extreme hunter and doesn’t find pleasure in hunting regular animals. Zaroff says the most dangerous game is humans because they have the ability to reason. Rainsford is going to be hunted and is given a certain amount of time to survive. Moreover, while Rainsford is being hunted Zaroff
We learn this from watching all of the traps he lays for Zaroff during the hunt. Even Zaroff is impressed with how he kept coming up with more and more clever tricks. We see this in the beginning of the story when Connell shows us how clever Rainsford is and how he reacts to danger,as well as what skills he has. These are some examples,”Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail” (Connell 69).”When he opened his eyes he knew from the position of the sun that it was late in the afternoon”(Connell 70).These quotes show that Rainsford can be defined as quick and intelligent .His quick movement to the rail illustrates his nimbleness,while his knowledge of the position of the sun giving him a time period illustrates his
However, he is now ready to fight to the death, which shows that his opinion has changed. That just makes him no better than Zaroff “the murderer”. It seems as if Zaroff has passed on his role to Rainsford and he is now the new Zaroff. How else can he sleep so well if he feels remorse over killing a fellow human? Zaroff told him he could leave the island if he won but he stays.
Rainford realized that there is only one animal that can have reason, and that happens to be humans. Rainsford seems somewhat surprised by the arrogance of General Zaroff and by him saying that he actually hunts humans. Zaroff is completely blinded by his inhumane actions and he thinks that it is perfectly fine. General Zaroff feels that he is such a good hunter that he can do
A far off island in the Caribbean , for one its pleasure. For the other it 's certain death. Welcome to ship trap island. The title of the story is The most Dangerous game by Richard Connell. Rainsford demonstrates that he is Alert, Intelligent, and Talented by fighting for his life against the General.
During the story, Zaroff is also crazy. He shows that he is crazy when he is talking to Rainsford about how hunting humans is perfectly fine. “‘Oh,’’ said the general, “it supplies me with the most exciting hunting in the world’’ (Connell 72). Zaroff shows that he is crazy during this scene because he is literally trying to explain why there is nothing wrong with killing humans. Lastly, Zaroff is also overconfident in the story.
Zaroff is trying to explain they are “civilized here” but they “shoot down men” (Connell 28). Rainsford is thoughtful and believes that you can not be civilized if you have
Count Zaroff is a calculating killer, not only of animals, but people as well. On the first pages, when he and Rainsford were eating dinner, Zaroff is watching Rainsford eat in this new habitat Zaroff has put him in. Zaroff asks rainsford “perhaps you were surprised I recognized you... I have read all books on hunting in English, French and Russian” (Connell 45). When Rainsford goes up to his room, there are pajamas and new clothes already out for him in his exact size.