Have you ever been in a life or death situation? There is a man in a short story who has experienced a life changing three days. The story, “The Most Dangerous Game”will have you on the edge of your seat as you this action packed tragedy. While reading this tale, one feels as if they are actually taking part of this tragic story. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” several inferences can be made of Rainsford, that gives on an understanding of his character
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
The Most Dangerous Game In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game” two characters, Rainsford and General Zaroff Somehow meet after Rainsford falls off of his yacht and after these two characters meet General Zaroff explains how he plays a game of hunting humans and somehow forces Rainsford to a piece in this particular game. In Richard Connell’s Fictional story, The Most Dangerous game He Demonstrates two characters where one in particular is faced with a difficult task and is able to overcome it and through these events both characters revealed traits in which showed who their true characters were. Both Characters, General Zaroff and Rainsford revealed different character traits through events in the story as it progressed. General Zaroff proved himself to be a clever, smart, skilled, evil person while, Rainsford expressed himself to be intelligent and smart-minded when it came to his encounters with Zaroff. Many events in the story allowed the main characters to show their true attributes.
Being hunted is like day’s hours, your life only last for a short amount of time. A hunter by the name Rainsford fell overboard his yacht and was stranded on a island.Rainsford met this savage man named General Zaroff, who hunted unexpected game that Rainsford wasn’t ready for. Rainsford will not hunt again because after being hunted and chased around in the woods by a savage-like man, he knows the feeling and the terror that the animal that’s being hunted feels.
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.
Firstly, in the story The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because on the island the only way to live is if the stranded people hunt or the stranded will in contrast become the ones being hunted. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney about jaguars. Whitney is stating that the jaguars must feel some sort of feeling like fear or terror but in contrast Rainsford states that the jaguars have no understanding of feelings. Then Rainsford is put on a island where he symbolically represents the jaguar and General Zaroff would symbolically represent the hunter.
It's amazing how two people that have much in common can have totally different personalities. In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game", Rainsford, a skillful hunter, is to go through many struggles against General Zaroff, his opponent with which he shares many similarities, in order for him to win a hunting contest while proving himself to be the owner of an amazing, unbreakable personality. Through his actions during a game of hunt against a much overconfident hunter, Rainsford proves to have the traits of an honorable man. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford bravely arrives, after falling from a yacht, to the shore of an isolated island. The latter is called ‘Ship Trap’ since it is known to have a bad reputation.
Also, General Zaroff is an extreme hunter and doesn’t find pleasure in hunting regular animals. Zaroff says the most dangerous game is humans because they have the ability to reason. Rainsford is going to be hunted and is given a certain amount of time to survive. Moreover, while Rainsford is being hunted Zaroff
Four days ago, on the island referred to by sailors as “Ship-trap Island,” a man became motivated to play a game. That man was Sanger Rainsford. He had to evade the great hunter and trapper known as General Zaroff. Following the events on the island, Rainsford was the only player left alive. Having only the clothes on his back, food, and a knife, surviving would be incredibly difficult for Mr. Rainsford.
“...you have 3 days…”. Rainsford plus the General where at this weird island also, they were stranded there. While writing a thesis statement I have my own opinion. A thesis statement should be debatable. So not everyone is going to agree with it. The reader should know that I might not think what they think. Literature with life are connected with character, conflict, plus characterization when you use your action in decisions reflect characterization
Rainsford, in this situation, displayed a smile to show he wasn't the enemy nor was he fearful. Not only does Rainsford survive the gunman and the great fall from the cliff, but he shows the great audacity to go before Zaroff and return to finish the fight. Rainsford is a survivor. Furthermore this shows a change is Rainsford's paradigm from the parts of the story where he believes animals have no
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.
In “The most dangerous game” written by, Richard Connell, he uses many devices such as: characterization, plot structure and theme to contribute to the overall meaning of the story. Characterization is a big part of the overall meaning of the story which is that survival is of those who are smart, cunning, and can adapt to their environment. The protagonist Rainsford is at a constant battle with the antagonist General Zaroff. Throughout the entire short story they both have similar minds sets and then farther along the main character 's mind set develops into something more. The reader can almost sense a self centeredness, and that he believes that there are only two type of people in this world, “the hunters and the huntees”, and he believes that he is the hunter.