Rainsford declines Zaroff’s invitation to join in the hunt and goes to bed. “Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay feels”(Connell pg. 235).I agree with the statement because there is two classes in this story the hunters that hunt and the huntees that are being hunted. Rainsford demands to leave the island at once, but the general refuses and forces Rainsford to be his new Prey. In the next hunt, hoping that Rainsford, as a renowned big-game hunter will provide the challenges he seeks.
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.
In Richard Connell’s short story ‘’The Most Dangerous Game,” a world class hunter and author Sanger Rainsford finds himself running from a psychotic general on a secluded tropical island. Rainsford has to not only run for his life, but mortally fight back to survive a deadly game of hunt or be hunted. Theme of the story is role reversal, which forces Rainsford to change over the course of the story. In fact, Rainsford’s perception of hunting and of the animal's feelings reverse completely. He realizes that his idea of what animals felt like was wrong in its entirely, and through understanding what it is like to be hunted, he becomes less ignorant and naive.
The Most Dangerous Game In “The Most Dangerous Game”, after falling off of a yacht, Rainsford catches himself in a game that doesn't follow his ideas on hunting. Initially, Rainsfords philosophy about hunting is as he states, “The world is made up of two classes - the hunter and the huntees.” but he finds himself in a pickle where he changes his entire philosophy about hunting, as he finds himself playing “cat and mouse” with a crazy, dangerous man running around an island trying to figure out what to do next as he is the hunted. Rainsford believes that as a hunter he does not think it does not matter what the animal feels as he is being hunted.
The Most Dangerous Game In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, written by Richard Connell there is a man named Sanger Rainsford. He is cast away off a yacht that he fell off. When he is cast away he gets on the island and falls into a deep sleep and wakes up in one day. When he wakes up he starts exploring the island.
The man is introduced to a hunting game in which he is being hunted and things get thrilling from there. Both the story and the movie have many similarities. They both have the same plot idea with just some minor differences. The similarities that they have are that they both involve a guy swimming to eShip-Trap Island and finding a huge castle that is the home of General Zaroff.
In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell utilizes rising action, suspense, and characterization of Rainsford to convey the theme of power of mind against the power of authority. When Rainsford was in the forest being hunted down by General Zaroff, Rainsford had to make a quick decision when he thinks, “He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide” (p.14). In this quote, Rainsford thinks about his odds of surviving and what he needs to do or what General Zaroff wants him to do, which is to die.
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.
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.
But when it’s chained it doesn’t get exercise. Also they become mean chained to a tree. According to, me, my neighbor used to have a dog that was chained to one of their trees in their backyard, when I was seven years old I had my friend over, the dog got loose and charged at me, so we just ran for our lives. Lastly, keeping a dog tethered or chained can make your dog more aggressive. According to, The Humane Society, “....tethering has been proven to be a high risk factor in serious dog bites and attacks.
In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, the character Zaroff is often described as evil. In the short story, Zaroff is a hunter who faces an issues, there is nothing challenging enough that he can hunt and still get a thrill, he needs something more challenging. ‘’ “Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting. ”“Hunting?
In the short story The Most Dangerous Game, the author Richard Connell shows that Rainsford needs control of his emotions, patience , and expert hunting and decision making skills in order to defeat Zaroff. Rainsford needs to gain control of his emotions to outthink Zaroff, who symbolizes Rainsfords "steep hill". When he finds that he is going to be hunted his natural instinct is to run and panic, but then he stops to look around and get a grip on the task at hand. Then at a critical moment when Zaroff finds him in a tree, Rainsford panics again because he realizes Zaroff is on his trail and is toying with him. Once again, he gains control of his emotions and formulates a plan.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford, the protagonist conquered many tough obstacles. These obstacles included three categories known as Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, and Man vs Himself. One example of Man vs Man is when Rainsford first meets the antagonists of the story. Throughout the story Rainsford also fought against many different heights of nature. Lastly when Rainsford was trying to win the game, he was really scared and didn’t know what to do so he was talking to himself.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, clearly follows Freytag’s Pyramid of plot structure in a short story. The exposition begins on a boat with the introduction of Sanger Rainsford. He falls overboard, forcing him to swim to a nearby island. Rainsford happens upon a large mansion, and is introduced to General Zaroff and his companion Ivan. Although not directly stated, the reader can infer that General Zaroff hunts humans through the quote, “‘there is one that can.’
In the fictional story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the author talks about the character traits and how they are related to the conflict. The external conflict reveals many traits that the characters have and how those traits are described about them. Through the conflicts, Rainsford is revealed to be a clever and persistent person who doesn’t give up and Zaroff is a cunning, passionate person. During the conflict, Rainsford is revealed to be clever because he sets up sneaky traps and plans to avoid being spotted by Zaroff.