The Child Tiger And The Most Dangerous Game Analysis

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Short stories, “The Child Tiger” and “The Most Dangerous Game”, each began by portraying a main character who possessed a positive world-view; however, after facing their own unexpected crises and observing man’s inhumane behaviors, both Sanger Rainsford and George Weber, similarly altered their personal -character and -philosophy, reflecting a more negative outlook. Sanger Rainsford, the main character of “The Most Dangerous Game”, began his quest feeling proud of his life 's work; he was a skilled hunter who had faced and conquered a variety of unique and challenging experiences. Furthermore, Rainsford was confident of his personal motives. When he was approached by a minor character who presented him with a conflicting ideology; “Even so, I rather think they understand one thing- fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death ” (p. 1), Rainsford countered this allegation by justifying his actions. He believed the animals he hunted did not experience any fear, for they were only animals. Rainsford also held a firm trust in mankind. Despite how his beliefs were reflected, regarding animals, he made it clear that he believed in mankind and he could not condone murder. “‘Hunting? Great guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder[…] I’m a hunter, not a murderer’” (p. 7). Rainsford, was overall a proud and positive man with high self esteem and an slight ignorance of mans cruel tendencies. Similarly, in the beginning of the short story “The Child Tiger”, George Weber
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