“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.
We can infer that while on the yacht, feeding a human being to animals would never have occurred to him, and if it had, that he would have treated it like “grisly...cold-blooded murder.” Revenge also did not seem to be an important aspect to him before becoming the subject of Zaroff's dangerous game, but when he returns and encounters Zaroff in his bedroom, he soon resumes the hunt, this time with Zaroff as the prey. Rainsford compromises his own morals by continuing the game, and he even seems to enjoy killing his new human prey, resting comfortably in Zaroff's “very excellent” bed after killing the general and feeding him to the hounds. Thus, the reader realizes that perhaps Rainsford may have decided that hunting humans is not so “barbaric” after
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.
There is a strong sense of irony in the short story “The Interlopers” because Nature always seems to take its course, especially when the feuding men turn friends think they are in control of the situation. In an attempt to be saved the men issued, “hunting calls” (Saki online). Typically, a hunting call is in an attempt to lure in animals to be hunted and killed. The two men were successful in luring in animals, however, it is likely these animals will not be helpful for the men to surround themselves with. The ending of the story is an example of irony, “Wolves” (Saki 301).
Though "High Noon" and "The Most Dangerous Game" are two different stories, they have some comparisons within the context, such as the characters, settings, themes, and the conflicts in the story. In the the Most Dangerous Game written by Richard Connel, a hunter learns how it feels to be hunted while be stranded on an island. In High Noon a retired sheriff learns the true meaning of responsibility and trust when he has to face a group of gunners, alone. In this essay, I will compare and contrast the stories and see what they they have and don't have in common to see how it affects the story.
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
He is overly excited, but he has to stay calm and quiet in order to keep the turkeys from spooking. Like every hunter, Austin has to hide. He looks to the side of the food plot. A tree sticks out like a sore thumb, and Austin knows this is his spot.
Richard Connell once quoted, “There is no greater bore than perfection.” This exemplified perfection is something many people lust for, but can’t understand. Imperfections are what make people different from one another but, without imperfections, humans would be boring. Similarly, in Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the antagonist, Zaroff, mentions being perfect is boring. As if he is referring to himself, he’s saying he’s a perfect hunter, but grows bored hunting animals, so he’s stepping up the game and starting to hunt humans instead.
General Zaroff is different, to say the least, in Richard Connell’s book, “The Most Dangerous Game.” Rainsford is stranded on a deserted island, or so he thinks. Rainsford comes upon a mansion that is owned by General Zaroff. He knows of Rainsford, who is a renowned author of a book about the hunt, as well as everything and everywhere Rainsford has hunted. General Zaroff is also a hunter, but he goes to the extreme.
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.