Imagine… falling off a boat and being alone on an island, except you’re not actually alone. Well this happened to Sanger Rainsford. Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how sense of suspense leads to the literal meaning of “The Most Dangerous Game.” Richard Connell creates suspense by introducing detail slowly. In the beginning of the story Rainsford repeatedly tries to get the general to tell him what kind of game he hunts. But General Zaroff avoids a direct answer, yet hints at possibilities telling Rainsford, “I’ll tell you… you will be amused I’m sure”.
Not many men know how to make a Malay man-catcher” (76). If the story was not set on an island Rainsford would have no other choice than to walk back to General Zaroff’s house, which would most likely result in his death. The setting contributes to Rainsford’s growth as a character. Now he is feeling what it is like to be hunted, just as the animals he hunts feel. He is learning what it is like to be stranded and isolated in the woods, while fearing
“Nerve, nerve nerve He panted, as he dashed along” (Connell 33). After the game Rainsford starts running trying to survive. In Conclusion, Rainsford now realizes that the sport he loved nearly got him killed; this is not worth it risking your life for some sport. To sum it all up, Rainsford will never hunt again; there's no chance. Zaroff has made Rainsford play this dangerous, game of hunting humans.
We may not always choose to be put in tough situations, but they are inevitable and there is no option but to try to solve the conflict, and in this case, escape death. In the story, The Most Dangerous Game written by Richard Connell, a world renowned hunter falls off a yacht and is stranded on an island where he learns what it 's like to be hunted. In the story, High Noon by Carl Foreman, a sheriff must protect himself from a criminal that seeks revenge, while postponing his life with his new spouse. In both the book and the film, similar conflicts are presented, but the setting and characters of both greatly differ, creating two original, unique stories. The setting in a story can greatly impact the plot and resolution, as it does in High
Now, you are being hunted; however, you are the knowledgeable prey. React. In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, Rainsford, a diehard huntsman, strikes down his shipmates somewhat soft opinion about hunting. Rainsford broadly says, “Who cares how jaguar feels?” (Connell 40). Indicating, that Rainsford believes that animals don’t have feelings, and how life is all about being one of two things, a hunter or a huntee.
In the middle of demolishing Mr. Thomas’ home, Trevor and Mike comes across “Old Misery’s Saving” and debate steeling it, “We aren’t thieves” “We’ll burn them” ”one by one” Trevor says (Greene, 1954), and the General is just as cunning, telling Rainsford “oh you can trust me”(Connell, n.d.) all the while thinking to himself how to get his next kill. General Zaroff cockiness in hunting is feed by his past accomplishments and even writing a book on the subject. Both of these villains by hook or by crook try to justify the awful crimes that they commit. Trevor willing leads Mr. Thomas to the house he is about to destroy and even helps him over the fence. General Zaroff is the same demeanor shows interest for Rainsford the night before the hunt is set to begin.
An important conversion early in the story of “The Most Dangerous Game” Richard Connell reveals what the protagonist Sanger Rainsford believes about hunting and life “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees.” Richard Connell develops a plot to test Sanger on his beliefs. As a dynamic approvable character, Sanger believes he is a hunter and doesn 't care how the hunter feels. His fellow hunter, Whitney, and Stranger were talking about how great hunting is. Whitney says “Not for the jaguar” Stranger follows by commenting “ who cares how the jaguar feels.” (lines 24, 26) this is because he sees himself as the hunter, not the “huntees”. This point is echoed when Sanger is in the jungle and being hunted by General Zaroff
Dwelling in the past most often results in being held back; your mind cannot think as quickly, forgetting the importance of life, crushing hopes and dreams slowly but surely. Hoping to join in with the fun, Charles is worried about death and by his past and the life to come, “Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them, make the pack ... Somewhere in him, a shadow turned mournfully over.You had to run with a night like this, so the sadness could not hurt” (17). Looking forward to the future and back at the past, you have a stretching of you’re life and soul, “You 're the nearest to dead you 'll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death!...The moon rolls by to look at you down there, with its idiot face.It 's a long way back to sunset, a far way on to dawn…”(58). Not only is ones present life affected by bring held back, however, it can also be affected the people
In the book “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy the two protagonists, a boy and his father, are set out in a post apocalyptic world where everything is trying to kill them from cannibals to people with nothing. Their main goal is to travel down a road south where the climate is better for living. On their journey they encounter many life threatening obstacles including starvation and “bad guys” that they must overcome to survive. The paternal bond between the father and son is what pushes them beyond what could have been possible and allowed them to make it along their journey. Throughout the novel the father's love for his son pushes him to protect him no matter the risks.