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Rainsford Vs Zaroff

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The most dangerous game was written by Richard Connell in 1924. It is a short story which has mystery, suspense and adventure. Also, it shows how people do their best to survive in different situations. This story consists of two main characters, Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff. The story begins on a yacht in the Caribbean Sea. Rainsford swims to the island after falling off the yacht. He arrives at a small island called "Ship-Trap Island.”. On the mysterious Caribbean island, he finds a house owned by a hunter named Zaroff. Rainsford and Zaroff are both hunters but Zaroff is a world famous hunter. However, Zaroff hunts a different animal which can fight back “humans”. Zaroff reveals that he intends to hunt Rainsford, since he finds hunting…show more content…
I did not expect the story to change dramatically in the character Rainsford. Rainsford confronts the nature of life and death for the first time in his life. Rainsford conveys his thoughts on the difference between being the hunter and being the huntee. Early in the story, he clearly believes that being a hunter is beneficial, and it is not his fault that other creatures are hunted. He does not take the time to think about another perspective. Rainsford was a hunter but he became a hunted. Rainsford is faced with the challenge in the middle of the story. Also, the importance of empathy is shown through the changes that occur in Rainsford in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Moreover, it seems that Zaroff considers himself a god who can snuff out life as he pleases. In conclusion, the games are recreational activities designed to spend time in a fun and entertaining way. The objective of the games is distraction and relaxation of mind and body between friends and family members. Although the games are fun and exciting for people, General Zaroff likes to play dangerous games where he is the only one having fun and others are in fear of losing their lives. Finally, Rainsford is the stronger one but he 's become very animalistic and instinct in his nature to
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