Short Summary: The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game The fox and the hound, the gun and the bear, the hunter, and the huntees. It seems in our world we are surrounded the the strong and the weak. While the the weak scramble along, the strong grab life by the throat and tell it what to do, leaving the weak in the dust. At least, this is how Richard Connell seems to portray mankind. His short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", features two men, Rainsford and Zaroff, both very experienced hunters with two completely different mindsets. Rainsford was traveling by boat when a large storm knocked him overboard. He began to swim to an island he had seen earlier the night, it was on this island that he met Zaroff, and older man with a passion for hunting and a craving for adrenaline. Zaroff explains that he grew …show more content…

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The hunter being Zaroff, looses sight of the values of a human life. He has become obsessive with the thrill of killing. His own personal pleasure fogs his view of sanity, and human pain. Zaroff is trade as the Antagonist of this "The Most Dangerous Game " Based on this, we can assume that Connell values human life, and once was influenced negatively by someone or something that didn't. Rainsford the protagonist of "The Most Dangerous Game", was forced to fight for his life when Zaroff shared his hobbies with him. However Rainsford kept his composure while being hunted, he thought smarty and did his best trying to trick Zaroff into killing himself, rather than Rainsford killing Zaroff face to face. Unlike Zaroff, Rainsford waited to kill until it was a last

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