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. This is both his external conflict and an unexpected turn of events. Eventually, although this was tough for him, Rainsford ends up winning the game. When informed that he had won Rainsford responded: “I am still a beast at bay; he
Trying to compare something that has nothing in common, it is not easy. Surprisingly, the end product can show you unique similarities. For example, the classic book called “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a man who loves to hunt, meets a another man who shares the same interest. Later on, Sanger Rainsford finds out the other man known as, General Zaroff, loves to hunt humans as a game, and Rainsford realizes he is next to be hunted. 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.
In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” Sanger Rainsford is forced to test his survival skills while he is intensely hunted by an experienced war general named General Zaroff. In this story, Rainsford exhibits some very helpful characteristics like his resourcefulness, his strategic planning, and his ability to reason. As a result of Rainsford’s questioning the validity of General Zaroff’s hunting methods, he ended up playing in the game. Although I believe Rainsford is a very helpful, interesting, and dynamic character, at the end of the story, he must give up his own personal morals to win the game. In the jungle, Rainsford knows that he must think outside the box.
Ultimately, farmers raise their animals to become someone else's "prized possession" and the hunters who call themselves "wildlife conservationists" do so to justify their killing of sentient beings for their own personal satisfaction. Conversely, even though advocates of trophy hunting pride themselves in their commitment to "saving" wildlife, they are one side of the same coin with poachers, since they kill animals for their own benefit and thrill. They are speciesists very much like the speciesists who massacre elephants and rhinos for their tusks as they do not take into consideration the interest of the sentient being before them. They do not understand that the non-human animal is fully capable of experiencing intense feelings such as pain and fear and does not belong among Romantic paintings on a rich person's wall. To quote Singer, "If a being suffers, there can be no moral justification for refusing to take that suffering into consideration" (Singer, p. 57).
In the end Rainsford is able to win, and by doing so gains knowledge that changes him. Rainsford is a dynamic character because he changes from being apathetic towards hunting animals, to empathetic towards hunting animals. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford is apathetic towards hunting animals and sees no problem with doing so. In the exposition of the story, Rainsford is a big-game hunter, and enjoys hunting
"Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if need be, taken by the strong. The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure "(8). The short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Collins is about two men who are passionate about hunting. However, these two men both have different philosophies when it comes to if their prey is equal to or lower than themselves. The first hunter, Rainsford, believes that hunters should respect their prey, and that the prey is equal to the hunter.
Some people think spending a day in the woods is relaxing and peaceful. I used to think that as well, until I went turkey hunting. Spending a day in the woods hunting with my brothers was frustrating, hard, and aggravating all at the same time because of the mistakes I made. It was a life changing experience. Hunting will get your blood pumping and your heart racing you’ll end up wanting to go turkey hunting more than you ever thought you would.
However, the stories have similar themes, for example, killing, shooting and hunting are the main points. In addition, both of the main characters loses their innocence and gains experience through killing/shooting/hunting. However, in different ways. The main character in “Just Like That” realizes that killing is wrong and it doesn’t make you a man. He tries to impress the man but he doesn’t really care.
On the same token, the instructor reminds them frequently not to harm any living things unless they were told to do so. This event foreshadows that one of the hunters will harm a living, messing up history. This creates suspense because the readers would want to find out if someone actually killed something they weren’t supposed
As hunter Sanger Rainsford is on his way to Rio de Janeiro to take part in what he claims is his life calling of hunting, he plunges into the water and embarks on a peril journey to the “Ship-Trap Island.” This island is one greatly feared by man and not somewhere one would feel content. From the first gasp of air after falling, he must find it within himself to keep going despite it being so much easier to just give up. In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” he uses the setting, characters, and the task archetype to show that perseverance in the midst of fear leads to achievement even if the success seems unimportant to some. The jungle setting presents the idea that the people living on it, General Zaroff and Ivan, have a twisted, chaotic perspective on life and hunting. Connell describes it as, “An unbroken front of snarled and rugged jungle” and “knit of webs and weeds,”(3).