In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, the external conflicts faced by Sanger Rainsford, the protagonist, create an internal conflict within him. The external conflicts include his struggle to survive on a remote island, his pursuit by General Zaroff, and his participation in the deadly game of hunting humans. These external conflicts force Rainsford to question his beliefs and values, leading to an internal conflict about his own humanity and the morality of the hunt. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford is a successful big-game hunter who believes in the thrill of the hunt.
When Rainsford was getting ready to fight General Zaroff, the antagonist in the story, “Rainsford still did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay.’ he said, in a low, hoarse voice. ‘Get ready General Zaroff’ (Connell 112). Rainsford shows how he is willing to sacrifice himself to kill the “bad guy”.
Zaroff went on about how much he hunts, but he got bored with regular hunting, so he created a new game with a animal with more reason--humans. Zaroff challenges him, a 3 day game where Rainsford has to get hunted by him, or torchered by Zaroff's servant, Ivan. In the end, Rainsford wins the game, then
Get ready, General Zaroff!” (Connell 20). To conclude, Connell uses irony to show that Rainsford used his skills to
Title Some people will go to great lengths to get home safely. They will sacrifice muchPeople will do everything so that they can to survive, but how much are they willing to sacrifice to live?. When people are put into extreme situations, they are forced to do everything necessary to survive. In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Rainsford is stranded in the middle of the Caribbean on Ship-Trap Island. On the island, Rainsford is forced to play General Zaroff’s game.
Throughout the story the reader sees how Zaroff “plays” with Rainsford as he hunts him and not once does Zaroff think he will lose to Rainsford. This is a clear example of the theme to never underestimate your opponent skills or the underdog may overtake you. Connell illustrates this theme through foreshadowing, irony, and, man vs. man. To help us visualize, foreshadowing shows how Rainsford, being the underdog, will overtake Zaroff who underestimates Rainsford. Although Rainsford is not seen as being the weaker link, Rainsford showed he did not pity those below him: “‘Who cares how a jaguar feels all they understand is fear.’
Tanner Toussaint In the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff. One of the reasons why Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff is on the island the only way to live is to hunt or to be the one being hunted. Secondly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to die. Lastly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because killing Zaroff is going to be the only way Rainsford will escape the island from a psychopath.
In the short story The Most Dangerous Game, the author Richard Connell shows that Rainsford needs control of his emotions, patience , and expert hunting and decision making skills in order to defeat Zaroff. Rainsford needs to gain control of his emotions to outthink Zaroff, who symbolizes Rainsfords "steep hill". When he finds that he is going to be hunted his natural instinct is to run and panic, but then he stops to look around and get a grip on the task at hand. Then at a critical moment when Zaroff finds him in a tree, Rainsford panics again because he realizes Zaroff is on his trail and is toying with him. Once again, he gains control of his emotions and formulates a plan.
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
He had to fight himself to stay on track. He was so scared in the jungle while the General was trying to hunt him. On page 186, it says “He could not say where he was. That was suicide.” This shows the reader that Rainsford may be thinking of what could go wrong, and is not thinking on the positive side of things.
"The Most Dangerous Game" is the piece of literature that I am going to analyze from the perspective of a quotation. I am going to show you how the text in this story relates to this quote/title. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford is stranded on this island in the middle of nowhere. Then When he thinks that he has found salvation, he is wrong.
“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.
“Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell uses both internal conflict (character vs. self) and external conflicts, including character vs. character and character vs. nature, the author uses all of these conflicts consequently it makes the reader tense. This story uses ordinary plot structure: exposition comes 1st, then rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Richard Connell wrote the story this way so that the readers meet the character first, then get slowly excited until it goes to the climax. This story’s exposition happens when Rainsford gets introduced when he and Whitney talk in the ship. Rising action takes place when Rainsford falls from the boat.