Most Dangerous Game Narrative Analysis

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Jacob McLaren
Professor Vanno
ENC 1102
01 February 2018
The Most Dangerous Game Narration Essay The short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is about a hunter, named Rainsford, that gets stranded on an island with a hunter that hunts people, named General Zaroff. Rainsford must survive three nights in the island, while Zaroff hunts him, but he survives and kills Zaroff. The novel is third person limited to Rainsford’s knowledge and point of view. This story has a large affect on how audiences might perceive the characters because of the narrative and point of view it is set in. The narration and point of view of a story can cause the audience to form prejudices on the other characters of a story. The narrative this story showed General Zaroff as the antagonist, a major character, and the villain of this story. It shows Zaroff as the antagonist, because he hunts people since there are no more animals on the island and tries to kill the protagonist. “‘Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting.’ ‘Hunting? Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’” (pg. 8) General Zaroff is shown to be a heartless man that hunts other people, because that is the way Rainsford’s describes and sees Zaroff as. The narrator’s bias changes the audiences’ perception of Zaroff, because if the story was told in Zaroff’s point of view then he might have been shown as the protagonist then the antagonist. The audience would have seen from what Zaroff
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