Being hunted is like day’s hours, your life only last for a short amount of time. A hunter by the name Rainsford fell overboard his yacht and was stranded on a island.Rainsford met this savage man named General Zaroff, who hunted unexpected game that Rainsford wasn’t ready for. Rainsford will not hunt again because after being hunted and chased around in the woods by a savage-like man, he knows the feeling and the terror that the animal that’s being hunted feels. Rainsford feels sympathy for the animals, just as he was being hunted by a human. Rainsford is frustrated with General Zaroff games.
When your life is on the line, it can be very unforgettable. Fortunately, not everyone goes through these situations. There are people who, however, have been through these situations, and those people will never forget what has happened to them. In Richard Connell's the short story "The Most Dangerous Game," big game hunter Sanger Rainesford is tested in the following ways: strong versus the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. First off, Rainesford will discover his strengths versus his weaknesses.
The love for his country is exemplified by the way fulfilled his duties with total dedication, and competence. Other characters that sets Louie apart is his optimism , courage,and fearlessness as a warrior. Throughout the entire story, Louie knew he could get away with anything(He felt invincible) The book describes the true story of the overwhelming odds ,and terror of war that Louie must face with his fellow soldiers Mac, and Phil.
Moving on he was on this Island and met this General. Which liked to me called General Zaroff. Moving on in the story the general like to hunt as well but he liked to hunt humans. So Rainsford was being hunted. Rainsford had to create traps and all types of strategies to beat the general.
Personal strengths and weaknesses are magnified during the course of a journey. Some strengths that were magnified during the course of Odysseus’ journey were courage and self-discipline. There were many instances in which he proves to be a courageous man. In the Cyclops story, Odysseus knows that whatever lives on the island he has arrived to is “a towering brute” and a “wild man ignorant of civility” and yet he decides to venture into the cave. His actions prove that he is courageous because although he knew of the danger ahead he decided to proceed.
Characters in literature overcome obstacles by being resourceful, assessing the situation calmly and logically, and using the environment around them. Characters in literature overcome obstacles by being resourceful. For example, as Rainsford navigates through the dense jungle to escape being killed by General Zaroff, Rainsford sees “three hundred yards from his hiding place… a huge tree leaned precariously on a smaller, living one… Rainsford [takes] his knife and [begins] to work with all his energy” (33). Rainsford’s attempts to stop General Zaroff from killing him become more difficult because Zaroff’s experience in hunting outweighs Rainsford’s. With only his knife, Rainsford is able to construct an expertly made trap.
Survival is an important instinct in every living species. Humans have many reasons to have the will and inspiration for survival and what causes it is the real question. The inspiration and will to survive in humans is unleashed when the person faces a choice to survive or die. The Life of Pi and “Story of Keesh” represent these qualities very well. In the Story of Keesh, Keesh demonstrates many ways of surviving because he actually lives in an extreme environment.
“The Sniper” is a riveting story about an intelligent man at war, who may have made the biggest mistake of his life. He mistakenly killed his own brother in the midst of the battle. “Lather and Nothing Else” is a suspenseful story leaving you on the edge of your seat. A man must make the decision; to kill his greatest enemy or let him go like any other client. The stories leave you wanting more, needing more details.
While on the island, the boys fight for survival and dominance among themselves. The main setting of the book is the beach, and this is where the boys live, play, and where most of the important event happen. The beach is the boy’s “Ordinary World”, or the world that is familiar to them, and what they consider as home. Problems arise when the boys venture into the Jungle. The Jungle is referred to as dark, shadowy and dangerous.