Similarities Between The Most Dangerous Game And The Interlopers

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Have you ever considered how the hunted feel? The short stories The Interlopers and The Most Dangerous Game have many similarities throughout them. In The Interlopers these two families have been feuding for generations. Then when to two current men of the houses come face to face things take a very different turn they end up overcoming their differences. In the end they both die though. In The Most Dangerous Game it’s the story of a man who becomes stranded on an island that is the hunting ground for the craziest person out there. He then becomes the prey, but he beats this man and wins. The main areas I will be focusing on are conflict and how they connect, theme and how they are both similar and different as well as the main characters in the stories. Conflict is what makes the story interesting, so what is the conflict in these stories? In …show more content…

The protagonist in The Interlopers is Ulrich von Gradwitz. He is a rich man, so in turn he owns a ton of land that has lots of hunting on it, because of this we can assume he is a good hunter. “The forest lands of Gradwitz were of wide extent and well stocked with game.” (0.256). He was also a man who could forgive. “Lying here to-night thinking I've come to think we've been rather fools; there are better things in life than getting the better of a boundary dispute.” (4.260). In The Most Dangerous Game the protagonist is Sanger Rainsford. This man is good with a gun and good at hunting in general. “We should have some good hunting up the Amazon. Great sport, hunting.” (2.216). Hunting is one of the things both characters have in common. They also share the fact that they were both willing to kill. In The Interlopers “Ulrich von Gradwitz patrolled the dark forest in quest of a human enemy.” (1.255). In The Most Dangerous Game “But the hope that was in Rainsford’s brain when he climbed died, he saw in the shallow valley that General Zaroff was still on his feet.”

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