Richard Connell slowly reveals his characters' traits in a long, complicated plot with two men in survival mode. Journey to Rio The short story begins with Rainsford and Whitney on a yacht on their way to Rio for a hunting event. In the light of conversation about the nearby island called ‘Ship-Trap Island,' Connell predicts the misery that awaits Rainsford at the island. This helps the audience to be anxious and expect an uncertain unfolding of events. It is through this that Rainsford decides to abandon his plan on prey as the story gets to a conclusion (Lyall, 2011).
“Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.”(B.Grylls) The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer, about a man, Odysseus, who went to serve in the Trojan war, but undergoes a very arduous travel back home to his island, Ithaca. The Most Dangerous Game is a short story on Rainsford who swam up on shore of a island, and is hunted in return to go home. Both of these men endured many dangerous situations, in which they had to pick the best decision for their survival.
Two great stories about a sailor trying to survive a world class hunter and a western town marshal trying to take on a gang alone are actually very interesting to compare. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a movie about Will Kane, a marshal in the Wild West who is abandoned by his town when they find out Frank Miller is coming back to town. “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a story about a sailor who falls into the trap of a General who kills men for sport. He is forced to play his game or possibly get tortured, and chooses to take his chances with the game. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two very different stories, however you will find that there are many similarities between the stories’ protagonists and settings.
When your life is on the line, it can be very unforgettable. Fortunately, not everyone goes through these situations. There are people who, however, have been through these situations, and those people will never forget what has happened to them. In Richard Connell's the short story "The Most Dangerous Game," big game hunter Sanger Rainesford is tested in the following ways: strong versus the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. First off, Rainesford will discover his strengths versus his weaknesses.
Conflict between man and nature is exhibited in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”. One example is when Rainsford, a hunter sailing to Brazil, stays out on the boat deck at night to smoke. Hearing gunshots, Rainford balances himself on a boat rail to inspect the situation. In the process of mounting the rail, his pipe hits a rope and falls, sending him after it. “He lunged for it… he had reached too far and had lost his balance… the blood warm waters of the Caribbean sea closed over his head”(9).
In his opinion, “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees (Connell 216)”. As a result of his wrong opinion, the tables turn in the story and Rainsford becomes the one being hunted. This is both his external conflict and an unexpected turn of events. Eventually, although this was tough for him, Rainsford ends up winning the game. When informed that he had won Rainsford responded: “I am still a beast at bay; he
“The Most Dangerous Game” Summary “The Most Dangerous Game” is set on an island on the edge of South America. The protagonist is Sanger Rainsford who is a big-game hunter who swims to an island that sailors call ship-trap island. Rainsford was on a boat full of other big-game hunters, one whose name is Whitney. two other men in the story are Russian, their names are General Zaroff and Ivan. Ivan is as Zaroff puts it “Deaf and dumb,” Zaroff owns a mansion in the jungle and he doesn’t hunt big-game.
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is an interesting story about avid hunter Sanger Rainsford. He falls off of a yacht and swims to an island called “shiptrap island”. He finds himself being hunted by the crazy General Zaroff. General Zaroff had grown bored of hunting animals since they did not give the general the danger and excitement he craved. His solution was to build a house on a deserted island and bring humans there, so he could hunt them.
Did you know some people hunt humans for pure enjoyment? This is true in the story “The Most Dangerous Game”. Richard Connell writes a story in the time of 1924 that consists directly from the idea of hunters hunting humans. This starts when a big game hunter named Rainsford finds himself stranded on a unknown island by accident and runs into a chateau where he meets a suspicious man named Zaroff, from there Rainsford finds out Zaroff hunts humans who come to the island by trapping them with a lure. Rainsford then plays the game of hunt with Zaroff.
In the real world, people possess the same type of will and perseverance. Soldiers fighting for their countries have to make decisions that shape their fate. Decisions that decide the outcome of the lives of themselves and others around them. For some people in the world, every day is a dangerous game. These people show the same grit and sheer determination to survive as Rainsford.