Most Dangerous Game Literary Analysis

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Richard Connell’s work titled, The Most Dangerous Game, uses elements, symbols, foreshadowing, and man versus self-conflict to support the theme of violence. In the story, The Most Dangerous Game, you never want to underestimate your opponent. In the beginning of the story, a yacht is coming upon an island but says the island is quite a mystery. "What island is it?" Rainsford said, "The old charts call it 'Ship-Trap Island," ' Whitney replied. Connell. 'Ship-Trap Island ' indicates to me that it is an island that in fact traps ships on the island, making it impossible for people to leave. I think it is kind of ironic that there is an island that traps ships and it just so happens to have a general on the island that won 't let you leave unless you survive three days on the island against big game animals. Rainsford later heard the sound of a gun, "A twenty-two," he remarked. "That 's odd. It must have been a fairly large animal too." Connell. The shots probably belonged to General Zaroff shooting one of his human prey. Rainsford assumed that it was a rather large animal because…show more content…
When going through life, never judge a book by its cover. Throughout the story there are multiple symbols. The Jungle, The Island, and The Yacht. The Jungle, in The Most Dangerous Game symbolizes the mad mind and tangled twisted ways of Zaroff. The ways of how he takes people out into the jungle and hunts them instead of them hunting the game. The Island, is a symbol of how Zaroff lives apart from the outside world. Zaroff lives on the island away from every. Again, I believe this is ironic because he lives away from people and he can do whatever he pleases and suffer no consequences. The Yacht, in the story symbolizes the wealth and the money that big game hunting uses throughout the story. Wealth and Money also is ironic because he has all the money to get rid of something if he needs to and no one would ever know. He could either pay someone to get rid of it or bury it on
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