In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” , Rainsford is the positive force in a classic good vs. evil showdown against a psychopathic man-hunter. For example, Rainsford non - evilness is displayed when he declines General Zaroff’s “ We will hunt - you and I,” (10). This is substantial evidence towards Rainsford morals and integrity as a human. Based on the short story, a good and decent person would not want to hunt someone, it is an act of cold blood.
Throughout the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel comes across as a ruthless monster who takes pride in murdering others. His actions give the impression that he is an evil figure, but in hindsight he is not as evil as he appears to be. Gardner makes the readers feel sympathy for Grendel because Grendel lives a lonely life, is consistently treated poorly, and attempts to make peace. If Grendel was truly evil, readers would have difficulty having sympathy for him. Therefore, Grendel is not evil and is no different than the rest of humanity.
This sin is used in order to show how pride in one's own self may lead to unwanted repercussions. Because this tale was written in this time period, boasts and pridefulness were common. The use of pride develops the characters from being a band of brothers to becoming each other's murderer.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, General Zaroff is shown as violent, crazy, and overconfident. Zaroff is shown to be violent in the story when he talks about how much he likes to kill things. “‘Simply this: hunting had ceased to be what you call ‘a sporting proposition.’” (Connell 69). This quote shows that Zaroff is violent because during this part, he is talking about how he was getting tired of how easy it was to kill everything.
The skills Odysseus shows in fighting, navigating the seas, crafting, and many other things, help him on his long journey home. After 10 years of voyaging home, Odysseus finally succeeds and makes it to Ithaca. On one of his attempts to go home, he ends up stranded on an island with a Cyclops. Odysseus and his men end up trapped in the Cyclop’s home, and the only way they get out is by Odysseus’ craftiness. He decides to stab Polyphemus, the cyclops, in the eye with a wooden stake.
In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford says, “The world is made up of two classes-the hunters and the huntees.” This quote shows than Rainsford believes that human life is clearly more valuable than animal life. This is also shown when he says, “Hunting? Great guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.” He says this in response to finding out that Zaroff hunts humans.
Junior gives Inman up to the Home Guard who force Inman to walk for miles and days until “the hope of home [begins] fleeing him.” As a result, Junior nearly kills Inman, who only survives because a miracle allows him to survive being shot at. In contrast, Polyphemus curses Odysseus with a prayer to Poseidon that will make him “never see his home again,” causing Odysseus’s journey home to last nearly ten years. Polyphemus’s curse causes Odysseus ten years of grief and the loss of all his crew. Junior and Polyphemus parallel each other as they share very similar experiences in which they not only cause the protagonists grief in their encounters, but also leave the protagonists with a complication that persists beyond their encounter.
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.
"As soon as I finished eating Doodle and I hurried off to Horsehead Landing"(424). "Doodle said he was too tired to swim, so we got into a skiff and floated down the creek"(424). "Lightning was playing across half the sky"(425). While Doodle was rowing it started lightning and, the narrator could see the terror in Doodle's eyes. "We started back home racing the storm"(425).
Not only did this killer kill the old man, he was cruel and cold at heart. This can be seen in this quote, “I heard a slight groan… it was the groan of mortal terror… dreadful echo, the terrors… I knew what the old man felt… I chuckled at heart.” (Poe, 1843) The killer knew what the old man was experiencing, even had empathy for him in his mind, but at heart, he was enjoying the old man’s pain.
Ender is seeing the similarities between himself and his brother, and realizes that Valentine was wrong, he is exactly like Peter. After killing the Giant, Ender knows how much damage he can inflict onto people, and understands that Peter would take joy in knowing that Ender is not as innocent
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was justified in killing General Zaroff. Rainsford is a hunter who fell off a boat in the middle of no where. As he gets to land he runs into several obstacle courses, then gets to this big house and meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff also hunts, just not animals. He hunts something more dangerous such as humans who boats crashed like Rainsford.
Most people when they hear “The Most Dangerous Game” they think of bull riding or other dangerous games that don’t involve death. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a suspenseful cliff hanging story that follows the days of a castaway on the island of a crazed hunter. Rainsford is a big game hunter who falls off a boat near the island of General Zaroff, a big Cossack general who is looking for an alternative to hunting dangerous animals but with a twist. Throughout “The Dangerous Game” Rainsford and General Zaroff both show examples of IRony and exert arrogance.
Both authors develop the theme, the Decision of Fate, in “The Most Dangerous Game” & “The Lady or The Tiger”. At one point in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford’s fate was in General Zaroff hands. On page 25 it state, “ The first thing Rainsford’s eves discerned was the largest man he’d ever seen- a gigantic creature, solidly made & black- bearded to the waist.
Rainsford was very justified to kill General Zaroff a mad man with a huge eager to hunt but it is getting boring to him, so he wants an animal that can reason. But there is one problem only one animal that can reason a human being. While Rainsford and Zaroff are eating dinner and discussing this new “animal” Rainsford is very much against him trying to hunt them, “ ‘But they are men,’ said Rainsford hotly. ‘Precisely,’ said the general, ‘that is why I use them. It gives me pleasure.