Both are considered hunters in a way. Will Kane is the marshal of Hadleyville, New Mexico and hunts criminals down. "I sent a man up five years ago for murder. He was supposed to hang, but up north they commuted it to life. Now he is free- I don't know how.
“‘General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder’” (8) proclaimed Sanger Rainsford in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”. Connell’s central theme involves the difference between hunting and murder. He perceives a distinct difference between the two; hence his horror at Zaroff’s hunting of men. Connell implements foreshadowing and dialect to generate suspense in the reader throughout the story. Connell creates uncertainty in the story by foreshadowing the reader of future events.
Imagine being chased down in the Old West by a killer or being chased in the forest by a man who hunts men, that’s what Will and Sanger had to go through in their respective stories. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a film about a marshal who has to protect the town from a gang of criminals. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a hunter who is trapped on an island and is being hunted by another person. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are extremely different stories with their unique settings and conflicts as well as similarities between the main characters. The settings between High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are extremely different.
From the example you could say the film and the short story share the same theme. This is because in the short story, General Zaroff asks Rainsford to hunt with him but because Zaroff reveals he is hunting men he declines. Later, after he escapes Zaroff in the game ends up killing Zaroff as a choice. This is also similar to High Noon because in the beginning of the film Kane runs from Frank Miller but comes back and decides to fight as a choice just like Rainsford chose to kill
I have been hunted by people while playing games I have also been hunted by animals while I was hunting. While hunting can seem like a one sided sport for the huntees it can very well be a two sided sport. The hunted can turn into the hunter in the blink of an eye. If the hunter makes a mistake then it could cause them to be the hunted. Just like in the story Rainsford becomes the hunter in an instant right when he appears in General Zaroff’s
In Richard Connell’s short story ‘’The Most Dangerous Game,” a world class hunter and author Sanger Rainsford finds himself running from a psychotic general on a secluded tropical island. Rainsford has to not only run for his life, but mortally fight back to survive a deadly game of hunt or be hunted. Theme of the story is role reversal, which forces Rainsford to change over the course of the story. In fact, Rainsford’s perception of hunting and of the animal's feelings reverse completely. He realizes that his idea of what animals felt like was wrong in its entirely, and through understanding what it is like to be hunted, he becomes less ignorant and naive.
In the story, "The Most Dangerous Game," there were two main characters, Zaroff and Rainsford. They are very memorable characters indeed; they make quite an impression. Both of them have very clever minds and they express them during the story. There were also many plot twists such as the hunter becomes the hunted. In this situation Rainsford becomes Zaroffs quarry.
Film, "High Noon" and story, "The Most Dangerous Game", have a lot of similarities in characters and theme but very different in setting. In the story "The Most Dangerous Game" a sailor name Rainsford gets trapped on an isolated island and he has to survive there for three days. In the film "High Noon" a retired officer name Will had to go back to his job to save his town from four criminals that were coming back to get revenge. Even though both film and story are different they also have a lot of similarities in characters and theme. Referring to the theme of our story and the film, they are very similar. "
Both summaries fit for High Noon, and “The Most Dangerous Game”. The Characters of Will Kane and Rainsford being the most important differences. One a hunter who kills for fun, the other a Marshal who only wants to protect his town. Kane is being hunted for revenge and Rainsford for sport, the main similarity still being the hunters becoming the hunted. These two stories told in different mediums have many striking
The pursuit for justice is an essential theme that is illustrated in the Western films High Noon and The Ox-Bow Incident. In the film High Noon, Will Kane stands alone as he faces the bandit Frank Miller, who returns to town in order to kill Kane and get justice and revenge for his imprisonment. In addition, Will Kane is a character that represents justice as he is a marshal who protects the town. On the other hand, in the film The Ox-Bow Incident, justice is pursued after hearing that Larry Kinkaid was killed which thereby resulted in the hanging of three innocent individuals. Moreover, while on the quest for justice both these films encounter a struggle with making life and death decisions.