Most Dangerous Game Vs High Noon Essay

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He coiled his fingers around the trigger, sweating nervously. For the first time, as the desperate prey, he prayed for his enemy to fall into his traps. Clueless of what the next few seconds, perhaps the last few seconds of his life have in store for him, he felt as if his thumping heart was about to jump under his skin. Will this game of cat and mouse ever end for Will Kane and Sanger Rainsford? Analyzing the film, High Noon, and the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, they both feature a protagonists who have a status and job: a marshal or a hunter. The setting in High Noon settles in a Mid-West Town, while on the other hand, “The Most Dangerous Game” happened to be on the isolated Ship-Trap Island. Instead of having a typical story for both characters to save the day or in a hunter’s case,…show more content…
The main element that tied the two together are their plots. Both passages are ironic due to the unique events. In the movie, High Noon, the Marshal, Will Kane, hopefully asked for advice from judge Howe. Furthermore, Howe replied, “you risk your skin catching killers and the juries let them go so they can come back and shoot at you again” (Foreman 307). The judge’s statement proves that even though a Marshal’s duty is to protect the town and capture criminals, the Marshal himself is being hunted by criminals. Falling under the same umbrella, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Conell described Rainsford’s situation, “The cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. Then it was that that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror” (Conell 228). This quote explains that Rainsford, as a hunter, is also forced to participate in a life-or-death game where he is the helpless, targeted animal. Despite the main characters’ role, both of these plots are unusual and out of the ordinary; however, these corresponding plots provided a major resemblance between the two
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