In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the main character Rainsford had gotten stranded on a dangerous island where Zaroff, a Russian Cossack General, hunted humans for sport. He feels that God put the weak on earth to give the strong pleasure, and up until it was his turn to be hunted, so did Rainsford. Earlier in the story Rainsford had stated, “The world is made up of two classes-- the hunters and the huntees.” And as harsh as it may sound, it is technically correct. The world is made of hunters and huntees, predator and prey.
Rainsford must fight for his life for three nights, trying to escape General Zaroff who is trying to kill him. The author shows the readers how Rainsford undergoes a dynamic character change as he shifts from the hunter to the hunted and once again the hunter as the story ends. In the beginning of the short story Rainsford, the hunter, firmly believes there are two different classes: the hunters and the huntees. The reader can infer that Rainsford is a hunter by only reading the first page of the short story.
From the example you could say the film and the short story share the same theme. This is because in the short story, General Zaroff asks Rainsford to hunt with him but because Zaroff reveals he is hunting men he declines. Later, after he escapes Zaroff in the game ends up killing Zaroff as a choice. This is also similar to High Noon because in the beginning of the film Kane runs from Frank Miller but comes back and decides to fight as a choice just like Rainsford chose to kill
Zaroff was a general that owns a island called ship trap, he captures stranded people and hunts them down for a living. In the Wife’s story the main character was the husband and the author focused more on him by explaining the character thoroughly. Although the characters are completely different in “The Wife’s Story” and “ The Most Dangerous Game” both authors set the mood by exploding the moment and using characterization. That contributed to how we imagine the character in terms of how he looks and acts.
The Most Dangerous Game In “The Most Dangerous Game”, after falling off of a yacht, Rainsford catches himself in a game that doesn't follow his ideas on hunting. Initially, Rainsfords philosophy about hunting is as he states, “The world is made up of two classes - the hunter and the huntees.” but he finds himself in a pickle where he changes his entire philosophy about hunting, as he finds himself playing “cat and mouse” with a crazy, dangerous man running around an island trying to figure out what to do next as he is the hunted. Rainsford believes that as a hunter he does not think it does not matter what the animal feels as he is being hunted.
Rainsford from the story “The Most Dangerous Game” used his skills to survive being hunter by General Zaroff. Throughout these three stories, three survival traits are used to live through harsh conditions. Resourcefulness, determination, and willpower are the traits one must have to be a survivor. Resourcefulness is the survival trait used by Rainsford in “The Most Dangerous Game.” On page 20 of “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford constructs a Malay man-catcher trap as an attempt to kill General Zaroff.
Everyone has to overcome adversity in their life. In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” the main character, Rainsford, fell of his boat at night time On the Island, Rainsford finds a home where General Zaroff lives. The problem is that the only way he can leave the island is if he survives a “game”. Where General Zaroff is hunting him. So Rainsford has to survive for three days.
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
The Most Dangerous Game In the story “The Most Dangerous Game”by Richard Connell, Zaroff kills people instead of animals. Rainsford believes that the world consists only of predators and prey. Rainsford hears a gun-shot when he was on the ship and then he falls off and travels in the jungle, and soon finds a mansion.
In “The Most Dangerous Game,” an unfortunate man, named Rainsford, finds himself in a deadly game. Known around the world for his skill in the sport, Rainsford is a celebrity hunter. Speaking to his companion, Whitney, they chat about hunting as they are on their way to hunt jaguars. One day, he falls off of his boat, swims to the shore of an island called “Ship Trap
As well as, in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford used is craftiness to show what it takes to be a survivor by being hunted by General Zaroff. In the story, Rainsford prepared a contraption that General Zaroff did not realize and he was struck in the shoulder by a lifeless tree.(page 14 line numbers 592-597) That contraption was very crafty to create. The contraption saved Rainsford because he would have gotten shot by General Zaroff. That also gave him another night to create another contraption so kill General Zaroff. Being crafty showed what it takes to survive by being hunted by another
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, clearly follows Freytag’s Pyramid of plot structure in a short story. The exposition begins on a boat with the introduction of Sanger Rainsford. He falls overboard, forcing him to swim to a nearby island. Rainsford happens upon a large mansion, and is introduced to General Zaroff and his companion Ivan. Although not directly stated, the reader can infer that General Zaroff hunts humans through the quote, “‘there is one that can.’
In the movie and story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by: Richard Connell starts with a man named Rainsford who crashed on a Island. He later hears three gunshots and states, “where there are gunshots there is men, and where there are men there's food.” Rainsford follows where he heard the gunshots, he finds a huge house. He walks in and find two people named Zaroff, and Ivan.
Both authors develop the theme, the Decision of Fate, in “The Most Dangerous Game” & “The Lady or The Tiger”. At one point in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford’s fate was in General Zaroff hands. On page 25 it state, “ The first thing Rainsford’s eves discerned was the largest man he’d ever seen- a gigantic creature, solidly made & black- bearded to the waist.
In the fictional story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the author talks about the character traits and how they are related to the conflict. The external conflict reveals many traits that the characters have and how those traits are described about them. Through the conflicts, Rainsford is revealed to be a clever and persistent person who doesn’t give up and Zaroff is a cunning, passionate person. During the conflict, Rainsford is revealed to be clever because he sets up sneaky traps and plans to avoid being spotted by Zaroff.