In The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, Rainsford a renowned hunter takes part in a new hunt with General Zaroff that will change his life. Rainsford goes through a series of multiple things that changes his outlook on hunting forever. This essay will touch base on how Rainsford felt before, during, and after the hunt, and will also answer the question how Rainsford’s experience changes his feelings about hunting. Rainsford, a famous hunter from New York, loved the sport of hunting. So much that it was all about the hunter to him none the less the prey.
They’ve no understanding.”(p. 17) Rainsford then further explains his perception of hunting when he continues, “The world is made up of two classes - the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are the hunters.” (p. 17) This dialogue shows that Rainsford is fully committed to his stance that one is either an aggressor or a victim of the hunt. At this point in the story he is just about to change from a confident hunter to the terrified animal being hunted for
In saying this, the general reveals irony in his character because he has just said what his game really is. Most, including Rainsford, would consider the hunting of humans a very uncivilized activity, but the general not only thinks himself to be civilized, but also acts civilized in his everyday manner. When the general is explaining how he prepares his quarry for the hunt, he asks Rainsford if he wants to visit his ‘training school’. “‘We’ll visit my training school,’ smiled the general. ‘It’s in the cellar.
This is a story that may intrigue you and many others to come so settle in get comfortable and read with me this great story about “The Dangerous Game.” So my first question to you is, have you ever be hunted?! If not then this story will somewhat give a glimpse into what it may feel like from someone else’s point of view. The view you will be experiencing from is a man named Rainsford. There are three hunters total in the story but not all of them were able to stay. The first hunter is Zaroff, a russian solider that hunts the “biggest” game of all.
Kane is being hunted by his rival, and Rainsford by general Zaroff, another hunter. “In marshals office Kane signs his name to what he has written folds it and writes on it ‘to be opened in the event of my death,”(Foreman 326). He’s so sure he’s going to die that he writes his own will. Rainsford in the beginning of the story says this, “The world is made up of two classes the hunter and the hunted luckily you and I are the hunter,” (Connel 212). And once the game starts he says, “He knew his pursuer was coming he herd the padding of feet on the soft earth and the night breeze brought him the perfume of the generals cigarette,” (Connel).
For man against himself Rainsford is trying not to give up on himself and keep battling the general so he will not get killed. Throughout the story Rainsford has many challenging difficulties but can he survive and win the game? One of the main conflicts in “The Most Dangerous Game” is man against man. Man against man first takes place when General Zaroff is hunting Rainsford. The narrator says, “Rainsford held his breath.
“The world is made up of two classes -- the hunters and the huntees.”(p. 27) In the beginning of the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford states that there are two classes in the world, the hunter and the huntees, which I agree with. The quote can literally mean a hunter and his prey, but it can also mean a bully and his victim or the rich and the poor. The quote can literally mean a hunter and his prey, but figuratively the quote can mean the rich and the poor. “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if need be, taken by the strong.” (p. 27) This quote conveys that the upper class people are the strong, and the lower class people would be weak. The rich tend to gibe on the poor due to their misfortune.
Finally the tools that are needed while the hunter is in the deer stand to be successful in the hunt. While hunting there is a fine line between legal and illegal the eastist and the most common mistake made while hunting is trespassing. To be able to hunt on a piece
Jack was mainly in charge of hunting, and Ralph was in charge of shelters. Each of the boys are in competition for chief, which leads to lack of authority. All of the children soon begin to “lose their minds,” but the debate is: are the actions of the boys based off of their environment, or biological factors? The behaviors of the boys are directly related to biological factors, because of past experiences, lack of resources, and brain development. First and foremost, the behaviors of each boy may be directly related to biological factors, because of past experiences.
General Zaroff first proves this when he says, "The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure" (Connell 7). General Zaroff has been hunting his whole life and it has become just an easy game he plays. Although General Zaroff loved hunting, he wanted a challenge so he looked for a new animal to be his game. General Zaroff finally says the only animal capable of his preferences are humans when he says, "It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason" (Connell 6). General Zaroff is utterly surprised by why Rainsford thinks so highly of human life and has no problem to continue taking human life.
For a long time from that point, the participants were relegated to the consideration of the hunting minister and amid this period were not permitted to have sexual relations with ladies. The cleric taught them the hallowed recipes for hunting and everything about the creatures. He additionally taught them how to make the unique calls that imitated nature to move the hunt closer. He helped them make the veils for hunting that never neglected to beguile the diversion, which permitted the hunters to effortlessly get inside slaughtering separation. The seekers were advised how to give the appropriate debt of gratitude in order for their achievement and how to save enough diversion to guarantee a supply for future
‘“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.