If that somebody does not want to bully, much like how Rainsford did not want to hunt humans, the bully will turn and harass that person, like how Zaroff hunts Rainsford. Connell demonstrates in his story “The Most Dangerous Game” that bullies can seem nice in the beginning. When Rainsford meets General Zaroff, the General seems caring and invites Rainsford into his home. Rainsford found the general “a most thoughtful and affable host,” much like how a bully would seem friendly. Bullies will befriend a person they do not know, just as Zaroff befriended Rainsford.
This has a correlation to everyone has a murderous intent deep inside. “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinism pieties for killing now drew a bead on the little woodchuck’s face.” This shows that the speaker begins to fall from his humane side and the villain side started to come out. The uncontrollable lust for blood could not be stopped and it continued until he killed a plethora of woodchucks. Another example showing the author giving an atmosphere that everyone has a murderous intent deep down was the stanza “O one-two-three the murderer inside me rose up hard, the hawkeye killer came on stage forthwith.”
In today’s society, not many people think of isolation. (FIX) Everyone is always connected to everyone and everything, no matter how far away they live. In the film High Noon and the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, the main characters deal with isolation. High Noon takes place in a small town called Hadleyville in Arizona during the year of 1899, and the main character, Will Kane, is the marshal who just got married and plans on leaving the town behind.
Rainsford reluctantly admitted that, although his trap pulled down one of Zaroff’s best dogs, he would have liked for it to take General Zaroff himself. General Zaroff then left, but not without telling Rainsford that the pack was coming. Rainsford then lay down, waiting for dawn to arrive. Rainsford woke up to one sound; the baying of hounds. The odds were stacked against him, he was now facing down with a bold face nature, self, and man.
(Connell, 34) Connell writes this to show that even though Rainsford has his morals of murder in mind, he also has his principals of finishing what is wrong. Therefore, this displays character vs. character conflict because now a huntee has become a hunter and Rainsford’s righteousness is to stop what is wrong. Richard Connell presents these varied conflicts to reflect Rainsford’s traits and how dynamically he has changed from what he was in the
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
Sitting on the edge of the stingray aquarium at Seaworld, dazing into the crystal clear water was a beautiful sight. The beaming of the heat on my back, and the humidity making my hair frizzy was overwhelming. I nervously hovered my hand over the water and poked my finger into the habitat. My ears then, caught the sound of the food machines clicking. The sound caught my brothers attention too.
When Cuchulainn had to go to fight Ferdia, the reader can feel how Cuchulainn was torn between if he should fight and kill Ferdia or let him go. Cuchulainn tries to pry Ferdia from the idea of fighting him by telling how he killed every last person that came to him, how they are brothers, and that Queen Medb is just playing him. “Ferdia, you did wrong to come fighting with me,’ Cuchulainn said. ‘It is only Ailill and Medb’s ill-doing and meddling.” (The Tain 184)
Jack ordered his hunters to “tie them up”. This is an imperative sentence to show that Jack is giving his hunters firm commands. This treatment towards Ralph and his friends is savagery, similar to that of a captor and his victim which strongly contrasts to his friendship with Ralph at the start of the book. Despite Ralph shouting in desperation for him to stop, Jack still told his hunters “Go on. Tie them.”
As Rainsford was running for his life from the hounds down the trail. “The hounds raised their voices as they hit the fresh scent. Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay felt” (24). Zaroff considered Rainsford as the prey he was tracking before. The hunter understands how an animal feels.