These two extreme hunters take on the biggest challenge of all, which is being a hunter or the huntee. As this story builds, these two men start to grow to a hatred of each other. They end up playing a game, where Zaroff hunts the most dangerous game, Rainsford. If Zaroff kills or gets Rainsford within a certain amount of time then he, Rainsford, loses and dies in the process. However, if that doesn't happen and Rainsford stays alive and out of his way, then Rainsford wins and keep his life.
He discovers what it is like to be running for one's life. This is role reversal because he is now hunted opposed to being the hunted. The antagonist in the story plays the most dangerous game with Rainsford. Rainsford is so scared and experiments how his preys feel when he hunts them. Since Rainsford is a world class hunter, he is a a great match for Zaroff who is a excellent hunter himself.
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
Rainsford is a clever guy. Especially when he is in trouble… In “ The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford is hopeful, clever, and brave. Rainsford is hopeful because he keeps trying to beat General Zaroff. In the story “ The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard connell, it says “‘He shinned excitedly up a tree and looked back.’ ‘His pursuers had stopped.’”(Connell 235) This quote basically means Rainsford did everything he could to try to get away from Zaroff and when they finally stopped pursuing him, Rainsford was thrilled. This is why Rainsford is brave.
Clarified in the MDG packet on lines 681-682, “Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds then he leaped far out into the sea.” This shows Rainsford has amazing courage to jump 20 feet into the power full, harsh sea
Not only was rainsford in a conflict with General Zaroff he is in conflict with himself as he is finding his way to Ship Trap Island. “‘I must keep my nerve, I must keep my nerve,’ he said through tight teeth” (12). Rainsford also had a conflict with himself on the island when he was deciding what to do to get away from Zaroff. Rainsford was able to overcome the internal conflict when the dogs were chasing him and he needed to make the decision to jump into the water, fight the dogs, or climb a tree and hide. Man versus himself is very important to Connell’s story.
As Odysseus’ crew sprints they see the floatacians; banshee like creatures flying overhead. Odysseus and his remaining seven men had never run faster in their lives. As Odysseus and his men approached voodoobrute’s edge, They realized they either had to jump or die two more men were lost in the desperate leap for the next floating island. Their screams would haunt Odysseus and his men for years to come. The crew did not realize that on this other Island, the crew was surrounded by a hovering group of these banshee-like creatures known as floatacians.
“No animal had a chance with me...I had to invent a new animal” (7), General Zaroff brags to the captivated Rainsford in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” At the heart of the story is a fight for survival: winner takes all and survival of the fittest. General Zaroff’s perverse thinking creates a need in the reader to find out how the plot will unfold. The author’s use of suspend disbelief and imagery create anticipation in the story. Connell adds suspend disbelief to draw out the excitement in the story. During the hunt, the general is nearly taken out by a complex apparatus known as the Malay Mancatcher.
When a person is hunting they usually are the hunter instead of the hunted. While hunting, a person usually is stalking the animal until they get the animal where he or she wants it. The animal is probably going to run away and hide if the hunter makes noise. In Richard Connel's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," big game hunter Sanger Rainsford is tested in the following ways: strong versus weak, the value of life,and becoming what he fears. First, Rainsford will discover his strengths and weaknesses.
Zaroff recounts past hunts,from his childhood in the Crimea to hunting big game around the world but, goes on to describe how the sport eventually became too easy. “I have play.Rainsford was the one being hunted in the story. Zaroff hints, however, that he has found a new kind of animal to hunt, one with courage,cunning and reason. Zaroff doesn’t understand Rainsford’s indignation but promises that his outrage will subside once he’s begun the hunt. Rainsford declines Zaroff’s invitation to join in the hunt and goes to bed.
‘“I rather think [animals] understand one thing –fear. The fear of pain and death”’ (1) declares Whitney, a character from The Most Dangerous Game. Sanger Rainsford, the protagonist in this tale written by Richard Connell, experiences what prey feels like, as the hunter, becomes the hunted. The prize of survival becomes more valuable as the story unfolds. Apprehension heightens as Rainsford reaches for the prize.