“The Most Dangerous Game,” a short story by Richard Connell, dives into the discussion over whether animals have feelings, and if it is fine for them to be hunted for a human’s own entertainment. The main protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, an American author and hunter, and the antagonist, General Zaroff, a hunter as-well, have similar views in the concept of dominance and killing animals for their own pleasure. Throughout the events of the story, both characters, ironically, switch between being the ‘hunter’ and ‘huntee’ through the development of the story, and it explores the different strategies, thoughts, and feelings they experience in their situations. The theme of “The Most Dangerous Game” concentrates on the human tendency for superiority and power under any circumstance, no matter how inhumane. The theme is demonstrated through the beliefs and actions of the characters, along with the conception of the game.
But General Zaroff avoids a direct answer, yet hints at possibilities telling Rainsford, “I’ll tell you… you will be amused I’m sure”. Later on though in the conversation, General Zaroff tells him, “I had to invent a new animal to hunt“. The people reading are beginning to wonder what he is talking about. Readers will try to guess, but more pages have to be read to get the answer. During the hunt Rainsford is in a tree with the general stalking him.
For instance, the story shows man versus nature conflicts because when the men are being hunted by the General they have to avoid the quicksand that was in the swamp. If they were to fall in the quicksand their chances of getting out slim and nature would have defeated them not the General. This shows that one way man versus nature is included in the story is that they have to overcome quicksand. Also another man versus nature that was shown in the story was that they had to escape from animals. General Zaroff has dogs that assist him in finding his prey of the game.
Throughout generations, people have been hunting for food and population control, but in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford thinks that hunting is a sport until he becomes the hunted. In the story, Rainsford met General Zaroff on the island; Rainsford thought he was a nice guy until he started hunting humans. Rainsford didn’t agree with him and refused to hunt, and he wanted to leave immediately, but Zaroff was started to hunt him. Rainsford uses his skills and knowledge to survive against General Zaroff. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell suggests to, trust yourself or you won’t succeed.
First off, Rainesford will discover his strengths versus his weaknesses. First, Rainesford will experience what his strengths and his weaknesses are. He had to have the physical strength to make it to shore when he fell into the water, but he also had to have mental strength. He had to use his physical
Rainsford then plays the game of hunt with Zaroff. Although Rainsford kills Zaroff in the end General Zaroff demonstrates The qualities and language to describe humans, as savage like, more than who he was hunting.This because general Zaroff and
When Rainsford asks if Zaroff hunts cape buffalo, Zaroff states “ ‘[No,] I hunt more dangerous game’ (17)”. This foreshadows him revealing that he hunts men. This builds suspense because the reader doesn’t know yet what this “dangerous game” is, but they know it probably isn’t good. The author utilizes
It also reflects the truth in this text because Rainsford underestimated his opponent, and this could cause the game to be dangerous. Furthermore, if you underestimate your opponent, you will not perform your personal best. This could result in something very dreadful happening. In the story, one of the main characters, Rainsford felt that it was acceptable to hunt jaguars. In his opinion, “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees (Connell 216)”.
He has lost the ability to tell a beast from a man, he thought of murder as a game. He believed that he needed a more complicated fight, one that would put him through trouble. Zaroff believed that he had hunted every animal and beast there was and that humans were the fight he was looking for. “I
The Path to Misfortune People will face many obstacles in life; they will make them work hard, or they will make them give up. It is their decision if they want to change the path there are going down. With making this choice you need to The story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty tells the story of a man who has to stay invisible from the eyes of others. However, his intentions all goes south when he decided to take a quick smoke break, and was spotted. The story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell tells the story of Rainsford, a man whose only aspiration in life is hunt.
“How can such civilized people turn into uncivilized people when live depends on it?” This was the question that was circling my mind while reading, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. “Outdoor chess! And the stake is not without value,” I choose this quote because, he saying that this gruesome game is equivalent to a low key game meant for all ages. After the General finished explaining the so called game, Rainsford filled with fear stepped out of the house. Sprinting through the forest, the constant terror of being kill sent a shiver down his spine.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” One characteristic necessary for survival is Knowledge, and good reasoning, you need to know your surroundings and able to survive off the land. You need to know when to reason with your thoughts and actions, for instance is it rational and realistic? Rainsford does this when he fights the general, and ends up jumping off the cove and swimming back the “Palatial Chateau” or the General’s Estate. Where the reader decides what happens. “Rainsford!” screamed the general.
Trophy hunting is the sport of hunting game animals so as to collect either an entire carcass, or body parts like the head, hide, horns and legs The aim mostly is to seek the oldest, and most mature animal from a given population. Trophy hunting is different from poaching in that while trophy hunting is legal, poaching is not. It is legal in that hunters pay hefty sums for the chance to hunt some big game animals and National governments often regulate the types of animals that may be hunted, where they can be hunted and the types of weapon that may be used in doing so. Some of the types of trophy hunting include: 1. Canned hunting which is the hunting of wild animals in a confined area from which they cannot escape.
However, hunting has changed drastically since it first began. People used hunting as a necessary way of life. They would use the animals meat for food, and their skin for clothes to stay warm. Now hunting is mostly used as a sport, trophy hunting is very common. Hunters will hunt for the joy and the thrill of killing an animal, but they do not consider the consequences.
An individual will surely change his/her perspective on how to see things and the way they approach it when they tried to put themselves on someone’s shoes. In this story “The Most Dangerous Game,” written by Richard Connell, the character Sanger Rainsford experienced to be hunted instead of his regular state of being a hunter. Throughout the story, he experienced how scary it was when his life is on the line. For example, what animals are experience when he’s hunting them. As the US Army saying “No Pain, No Gain”, the character of Sanger Rainsford needed to feel and experience the pain of terror and fear in order for him to conquer this game of man vs. man.