“The Most Dangerous Game”, a short story by Richard Connell, is about Sanger Rainsford’s unfortunate visit to General Zaroff’s island while on a hunting trip. General Zaroff isn’t any normal hunter and he invites Rainsford to play a hunting game that is unlike any other hunting game. General Zaroff’s arrogance and experience in hunting and the hunting game, could cost Rainsford his life. The first trait General Zaroff displays is arrogance. At one point in the story, General Zaroff describes himself “God makes some men poets.
This sounds like it would be a very sad place to live and if I were not personally living in it I would feel awful for the people that were. Imagine thinking about another society that all had handicaps and you being able to keep that thought in your head and not them. This is why I would not like to live in a utopia like this. In “The Most Dangerous Game” General Zaroff gets bored with hunting animals and decides that he can hunt humans that get trapped on his island. When a world renowned hunter gets caught on his island he decides to treat him like a friend instead of prey.
Conflicts such as Man vs Man and Man vs Self. He experiences Man vs Man whan him and General Zaroff were fighting to see if he could survive in his man made jungle. He experiences Man vs Self when he was talking to himself to calm down when he heard the gunshots in the distance. The two men, Rainsford and Zaroff, also made a bet to see who can win the game. Zaroff told Rainsford that he locks people in his jungle to hunt them, and Rainsford told him he was wrong for that and Zaroff said “life is for the strong,to be lived by the strong,and if needed taken by the strong.” At the end of the story Rainsford escaped and went to Zaroff 's room.
The Analysis of Postcolonialism Of the main character in the Short Story of the Most Dangerous Game Introduction “The most dangerous game” is a short story written by Richard Connell and first published on January 19th 1924. This story illustrates a hunter whose name is Sanger Rainsford. He plans to hunt jaguar but his journey takes him in the dangerous game designed by Zarroff. This short story is fully appreciated in South America and Africa since the big game-hunting safaris became trendy in the 1920s. Many postcolonial theorists believe white settler culutures shoud be included under the rubric postcolonial.
There are several conflicts in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell; while person versus person is the most obvious, person versus self and person versus nature are also present. For example, the “jagged crags” upon which Rainsford lands scratch his hands until they are raw, and when Rainsford is trying to survive the hunt, nature once again acts as an obstacle. The muck is like “ a giant leech” and the insects “[bite] him savagely” through the dense vegetation. On the other hand, Rainsford faces an internal dilemma when he is talking to Zaroff about hunting humans for sport: while Rainsford is shocked by the proposition, he feels no revulsion, no disgust. Therefore, because Rainsford does not seem to have an internal aversion to Zaroff’s proposal, that causes a quandary - his lack of moral dilemma in this situation is a dilemma in itself.
There were hunters and huntees in the story. In the story, Zaroff says: “I have but one passion in my life... and it is the hunt”(Connell 222) This shows how much Zaroff likes being hunter. In the beginning, Rainsford was a hunter, but that changes when he gets to the island. Zaroff is a hunter who hunts people for fun. Rainsford is a hunter who hunts for animals for sport.
When Rainsford first means Zaroff he sees him as a good hunter because of all of his trophies. Not much later Rainsford learns that Zaroff hunts humans, so Rainsford sees how evil a hunter can be. Another way Zaroff drives the theme is to make Rainsford feel like the animals he used to hunt. While Zaroff is hunting Rainsford, he says he now knows the true meaning of terrified; so now he knows how the animals he hunted felt. He also felt how it feels to know there isn’t much of a chance that you are going to survive.
He was released and plans to hold up his promise of coming back to kill the sheriff. In the movie, the lonely sheriff is named Will Kane. The story "The Most Dangerous Game" is about a hunter named Rainsford who is being hunted by another highly skilled hunter. The two share differences in themes, but are extremely similar when it comes to character and plots. The
Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, tells the story about the relationship between the hunter and the hunted reaching to extremes. The story starts out with two people on a ship, Whitney and Rainsford, talking about hunting. Whitney argues that hunted animals don’t want to be hunted, as they fear pain and death. Rainsford simply retorts that he does not care how the animals feel. While passing an island, the two feel a sudden chill.
By using tactics he knows and using his abilities to his advantage and adrenaline from the thought of death. By trapping one if general Zaroff 's dogs that gave him confidence and I think it kind of made general Zaroff scared by seeing what mind games and tricks rainsford can pull off. This is the ending of my essay, I know I came out clearly and broad by this statement but I want you to think, why did general Zaroff want to hunt rainsford in the first place if he knew he