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 story begins when Rainsford was talking about how he doesn't care about how the preys he hunts feel. “ Who cares how a jaguar feels.” (p.17) This shows us that he is the hunter and his prey is the hunter. He falls from his ship and swims to “ Ship Trap Island’’ where he runs into the owner of the island, General Zaroff. Zaroff has the same philosophy as Rainsford classifying the world into classes, the hunter and the huntees.
Rainsford and Zaroff have also both had similar hunting experiences. During when Rainsford and Zaroff played Zaroff’s game, Rainsford set up hunting traps that are commonly used on animals to stop Zaroff from hunting him down. When Zaroff found the first trap he said, “Not many men know how to make a Malay mancatcher.”(14) When Zaroff found the second trap he said, “Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs.”(14) Zaroff was familiar with both of the hunting traps that Rainsford used. This shows Zaroff and Rainsford have gone through similar hunting experiences and have both been in situations that they’ve had to use these hunting traps. Rainsford and Zaroff both divide the world into two similar classes.
After all, Zaroff is experienced in hunting humans. Similarly, when Zaroff and Rainsford meet after the hunt the suspense is still intense. Even though Rainsford has “‘won the game,”’ (15) he “‘is still a beast at bay’” (15). The reader perceives that Rainsford is going to get revenge on Zaroff for putting him through such a hard time. Rainsford has outsmarted, like a cunning fox, Zaroff, and as a result Rainsford is safe.
He is sure the dog's owner is abusing him. Marty feels protective of the dog, and names him Shiloh. Marty's father thinks the dog belongs to Judd Travers, who recently got another hunting dog. Marty doesn't like Judd or trust him. Marty knows that Judd kills deer out of season, and he hates that Judd chews tobacco and tries to spit it close to people he doesn't like.
Overall, there were several traits that Rainsford portrayed in this story; he used all of these traits to win the most dangerous game. The game was a nail-biter but in the end the win was Rainsfords. He overcame incredible odds, and used his strengths to cover his weaknesses and push through it all. It 's clear that he is smart, and has a serious side; he also expresses perseverance. We can conclude that he 's quite the character.
Edgar Allan Poe also creates his own unique character named Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado". Montresor is a prideful wine connoisseur. General Zaroff is evil because he feels no guilt in taking the life of others and kills for his amusement. In "The Most Dangerous Game", General Zaroff continuously kills people without remorse. General Zaroff gives off a stronger sense of danger than Montresor does especially when he says, "I hunt more dangerous game" (Connell 5).
Starting at the beginning, one supposition can be made about Whitney and Rainsford. Since Whitney cares about animals and Rainsford does not, he must be the better hunter. “... ‘Who cares how a jaguar feels?’ ‘Perhaps the jaguar does,’ observed Whitney. ‘Bah!’” this demonstrates how Whitney and Rainsford have clashing philosophies. A second presumption could be that Rainsford is a very educated hunter as shown in this quote stated by Zaroff, “‘Not too many men know how to make a Malay mancatcher.
Life maybe for the strong, but it can also be for the clever. Originator of the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” is Richard Connell. In 1924, Connell created the main characters Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff. The two of them love to hunt, but the prey is bilaterality different things. General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford share the same circumstance of hunting but perceive it differently because of their upbringing, morals values and military background.
Sometimes life can be a dangerous game, and in this story one man gets caught in the most dangerous game of all. This short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, is about Rainsford, a great hunter, who gets lost and finds himself in a tricky situation with another great hunter named General Zaroff. These hunters share the same interests and viewpoint when it comes to the animals they hunt, except when Rainsford realizes that Zaroff may be hunting a different kind of prey. Although these two characters feel the same way about animals not having feelings, Rainsford changes his mind when he realizes what being hunted really feels like. Both Rainsford and General Zaroff are unsympathetic towards their prey.
This is said by Rainsford in the beginning of the story. Rainsford thought more about himself then he did the animals he was hunting. He never cared about the prey he took down. Zaroff becomes the hunter that is hunting Rainsford. This conflict gives Rainsford a taste of his own medicine.
In the two short stories, The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado, Zaroff is more evil than Montresor. General Zaroff is a hunter that can kill any animal. He is so good, that he doesn 't enjoy hunting. In order to be entertained, he starts to hunt a different animal, humans. He hunts humans because he wants to be challenged.
The killing brings joy to him. " a lurking humor ran through his deeds" Killing things just to do it for fun is not good it is pure evil. Like when buck kills Spitz. He kills him to show dominance not for food. If you kill animals for food that is different, that is how you survive in the wild.