Being able to overcome an obstacle in life is a challenge. The challenge is not always simple, but it is possible. If a positive attitude is kept, anything can be conquered. In Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," big game hunter Sanger Rainsford is tested in the following ways: strong versus the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. Rainsford had to learn to overcome his weaknesses.
In the end Rainsford is able to win, and by doing so gains knowledge that changes him. Rainsford is a dynamic character because he changes from being apathetic towards hunting animals, to empathetic towards hunting animals. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford is apathetic towards hunting animals and sees no problem with doing so. In the exposition of the story, Rainsford is a big-game hunter, and enjoys hunting
“Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and if need be taken by the strong”( General Zaroff thinks that you need to be strong to live. So he puts people through a test that he calls “The Game.” If you win the game you prove to him that you are strong enough to live. If you are not strong enough you
He may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare him for the greater ordeals yet to come. This is the stage where his skills and/or powers are tested and every obstacle that he faces helps us gain a deeper insight into his character and ultimately identify with him even more. 7. Approach To The Inmost Cave The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero 's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown.
Both Will and Rainsford share a strong will to fight, met with equal or unequal challenges, and forced to gamble with their lives, this affects both stories how this may add suspense when met with disadvantages, or tension when an equal opponent is met. The theme. The themes of both the film and the short story share however timeless messages, they are both equally important and relevant in today’s world. High Noon expresses a theme of responsibility and facing your problems. Even though he retired as marshal and was going to his honeymoon with his wife, he returns to town knowing
In order to survive our adversities some of us need survival factors. For instance, Salva Dut from “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park needed survival factors in order to survive his adversities. This book is nonfiction and explains the story of Salva Dut-Ariik and what he did to survive. Salva used many survival factors such as bravery, hope and determination. Salva needed bravery.
Throughout the story the reader sees how Zaroff “plays” with Rainsford as he hunts him and not once does Zaroff think he will lose to Rainsford. This is a clear example of the theme to never underestimate your opponent skills or the underdog may overtake you. Connell illustrates this theme through foreshadowing, irony, and, man vs. man. To help us visualize, foreshadowing shows how Rainsford, being the underdog, will overtake Zaroff who underestimates Rainsford. Although Rainsford is not seen as being the weaker link, Rainsford showed he did not pity those below him: “‘Who cares how a jaguar feels all they understand is fear.’ - ‘Even so, I rather think they understand one thing--fear.
I exemplify courage whenever I talk to someone I am afraid of, ask a question in class, and even when I simply walk down in my scary chilling basement. Courage is the most important element of the heroic code because without courage, heroes and people would not be able to face the trails that scare
Adversity is something that causes someone issues,problems,and difficulties. It affects everyone in a different way, it could make someone turn their life around or lead to more problems. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Connell, the character Rainsford was being faced with a challenge that put his life at risk. Rainsford got stranded on an island where he met General Zaroff who was planning to hunt him. Luckily, Rainsford was an experienced hunter, but The General had a lot more resources.
Even in safety, Harold was presented with a new intense situation that happens when suddenly the tables turn and the prey takes the upper hand. With this superiority many will take the chance to gloat or celebrate, however only a certain few fully comprehend the complexity of the situation. Now that the prey holds the power should they be at liberty to use it? Harold was not a killer by nature and dealt with “real regret for the way things were” (pg 29, Valgardson) but when his moral understanding was put to the test he gave into his conditioned response to protect the ones that he love rather than risk the safety of others. The author uses the flashback of the wife to demonstrate the ultimate reasoning for Harold’s decision - this idea that most people search for something from their past experiences to justify their actions in the present.