High Noon Vs The Most Dangerous Game Analysis

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In today’s society, not many people think of isolation. (FIX) Everyone is always connected to everyone and everything, no matter how far away they live. In the film High Noon and the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, the main characters deal with isolation. High Noon takes place in a small town called Hadleyville in Arizona during the year of 1899, and the main character, Will Kane, is the marshal who just got married and plans on leaving the town behind. When Frank Miller, a criminal who was sent up to jail by Kane, returns for revenge, Kane must find help to protect himself and the town from Miller. “The Most Dangerous Game” takes place in the 1920’s and follows the story of a hunter named Sanger Rainsford after he falls off of the…show more content…
Will Kane feels isolated because no one will help him, while Rainsford is isolated in an island where he has lost connection to the outside world. Even though High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” both have the idea of isolation, the characters deal with it differently while the stories follow different plots and themes. (FIX SO MAKES SENSE) The plots of High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are very different. (CHANGE THAT) The plot of High Noon is all based around Frank Miller being released from jail and returning to Hadleyville to get revenge on Will Kane for sending him to jail for murder. During the celebration of Will Kane marrying Amy, they get a telegram, and [Will Kane] says,…show more content…
(CHANGE) High Noon focuses on staying loyal, even when everyone tells you to leave. When Kane goes to Mart, and ex-lawman, for advice, he says, “It’s a rotten life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries let them go so they can come back and shoot you again. If you’re honest, you’re poor your whole life, and in the end you wind up dying all alone in a dirty street, or some stinky alley. For what? For nothing. A tin star” (Foreman 307). Mart is telling Kane that staying is not worth it and he should leave and save himself, but Kane refuses. During the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford is talking to his friend Whitney, and they are having a disagreement over caring about the animal that is being hunted is scared and has feelings. Whitney is saying how they are animals like us too, and they have feelings, but Rainsford is saying who cares about the animal. (FIX SO MAKES SENSE) Rainsford says, “The world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the hunted. Luckily, you and I are hunters” (Connell 212). After playing the game and being the huntee, Rainsford learns how the animal feels when being hunted. The themes of High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” reflect each other, because Will Kane and Rainsford are both normally the ones that “hunt,” Kane hunts down the criminals and Rainsford hunts down animals. When Frank Miller returns to town, Kane has to run and
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