Psychological Strategies In The Most Dangerous Game

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Throughout generations, people have been hunting for food and population control, but in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford thinks that hunting is a sport until he becomes the hunted. In the story, Rainsford met General Zaroff on the island; Rainsford thought he was a nice guy until he started hunting humans. Rainsford didn’t agree with him and refused to hunt, and he wanted to leave immediately, but Zaroff was started to hunt him. Rainsford uses his skills and knowledge to survive against General Zaroff. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell suggests to, trust yourself or you won’t succeed. The reader learns that survival is a different world in order to succeed, you need to use instincts, knowledge, and resources. In the exposition, the main character Sanger Rainsford uses his knowledge and instincts to fight against General Zaroff. The first scene uses foreshadowing to show how Rainsford is going to be in life or death situations. In addition, when Zaroff thought it was right about killing humans, but Rainsford knew it was wrong to kill humans. He knew it was wrong,…show more content…
The the last scene is significant because Rainsford has the confidence and skills to win against General Zaroff. Likewise, how he trusts his instincts and himself to set up the traps, but also, jump off a cliff. Richard Connell uses situational irony because Rainsford the hunter becomes the hunted. It states how Rainsford made a trap in the quicksand. As well as, when he jumped off the cliff he made good decisions. Then Rainsford came and surprised General Zaroff while he was in bed, Rainsford killed General Zaroff. The text states, “Rainsford! How in god’s name did you get here?” (Connell 20). In addition it states, “I’m still a beast at bay, he said in a low, hoarse voice. Get ready, General Zaroff!” (Connell 20). To conclude, Connell uses irony to show that Rainsford used his skills to
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