They say we tell the same several stories over and over again, the damsel in distress, the story of loss, the same few morals we need to be taught over and over again. “The Most Dangerous Game”, and High Noon are no different. They are a great example of how we retell and rearrange stories to fit the audience. Both stories feature the theme of hunter versus hunted, yet both stories present it differently. Throughout the story you can notice similarities in characters, plot, and even another prominent theme of isolation.
Two completely different storylines, one film and one short story, yet there’s so much in common about them both. The story “The Most Dangerous Game” stars a hunter who feels what it’s like to be hunted, and fears death in an isolated island. The film High Noon tells a story about a marshal who wants to protect his western town when a criminal is coming back for revenge. Both the short story and film are two completely different stories including their characters, yet they also have many similarities such as the conflict and theme that make up the plot. In High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game,” the conflict is very similar; the characters are fighting for their lives from their enemy.
Another classic movie called High Noon is a western film about a marshal named Will Kane who is trying to save his town from Frank Mitchell and his gang, who are after him. When comparing two completely different subjects, it can help find unique similarities. Also, comparing and contrasting can help understanding the book or movie better. In the one particular classic movie High Noon and the other classic book “The Most Dangerous Game” have many differences and similarities starting from the characters, antagonist,
"The General was playing with him. The General was saving him from from another days of sport. The cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. Then it was the that rainsford knew the true meaning of terror." This was that very moment in which Rainsford had changed, because at this time he knew how it felt to be hunted and that is when he changed.
Imagine being chased down in the Old West by a killer or being chased in the forest by a man who hunts men, that’s what Will and Sanger had to go through in their respective stories. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a film about a marshal who has to protect the town from a gang of criminals. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a hunter who is trapped on an island and is being hunted by another person. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are extremely different stories with their unique settings and conflicts as well as similarities between the main characters. The settings between High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are extremely different.
The theme that High Noon shows is responsibility to society. The theme for “The Most Dangerous Game” is empathy for all living creatures. This means that the main character in High Noon, Will Kane has to fight for a whole town, his wife, and most importantly himself. The character in “The Most Dangerous Game”, Sanger Rainsford has to only fight for himself to stay alive. As you can see from my reasonings, the stories High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” share many similarities and
I believe that the title of the story “The Most Dangerous Game“ written by Richard Connell is linked to us as human beings, and that the title is saying that humans are the most dangerous game. For example in The Most Dangerous Game we learn that on the night Rainsford meets general Zaroff we get a lot of information about Zaroff 's ideal game to hunt. "I wanted the ideal animal to hunt," explained the general. "So I said, `What are the attributes of an ideal quarry? ' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason."
Rainsford continues to thrive in the forest, pressing on and assuring he will not lose the General’s “game”. As he runs into the night, the forest becomes deeper and the obstacles become increasingly more difficult to overcome. Rainsford keeps pushing forward and continues to survive. “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how people will do anything to live and that survival instincts are a part of human nature: Rainsford took up his flight again. It was flight now, a desperate, hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours.
High Noon takes place in the west and is about a sheriff named Will Kane who helped send a criminal to prison, but the criminal named Frank is coming back for revenge. The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon are stories that have many similarities and differences, so conflict, theme, and setting are all things that compare and contrast with one other. Even though The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon are two stories that are very different, their conflicts are very similar. “If he does not wish to hunt, I turn him over to Ivan” (Connell 14). This citation from The Most Dangerous Game is said by General Zaroff to Rainsford as he explains the games rules to him.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” a short story by Richard Connell, dives into the discussion over whether animals have feelings, and if it is fine for them to be hunted for a human’s own entertainment. The main protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, an American author and hunter, and the antagonist, General Zaroff, a hunter as-well, have similar views in the concept of dominance and killing animals for their own pleasure. Throughout the events of the story, both characters, ironically, switch between being the ‘hunter’ and ‘huntee’ through the development of the story, and it explores the different strategies, thoughts, and feelings they experience in their situations. The theme of “The Most Dangerous Game” concentrates on the human tendency for superiority and power under any circumstance, no matter how inhumane. The theme is demonstrated through the beliefs and actions of the characters, along with the conception of the game.