The Hunt In The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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The story of a world famous big game hunter’s deadliest hunt is told in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. After falling from the yacht he was traveling on, Sanger Rainsford finds himself fighting for his life on the island of Ship-Trap. He is pitted against General Zaroff, who controls the island, and believes he controls the hunt. Drawing upon his resourcefulness, and determination, Rainsford escapes the cunning of the murderous Zaroff. The beginning of the story finds Rainsford onboard a yacht, on his way to a hunt. After hearing gunshots from a nearby island, and ultimately falling overboard, Rainsford utilizes his resourcefulness, “He wrestled himself out of his clothes and shouted with all of his power.” This statement shows his resourcefulness because he knows that the wet clothing would essentially hinder his chances of survival by weighing him down. “Rainsford remembered the shots. They had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” This is just one of the many ways he shows his resourcefulness …show more content…

Having grown bored with animals, Zaroff has taken to hunting humans. Once set loose on the island, Rainsford shows his determination to not only survive the hunt, but to put a stop to General Zaroff. “He executed a series of intricate loops; he doubled on his trail again and again, recalling all the lore of the foxhunt, and all the dodges of the fox.” After having overcome his initial panic, Rainsford had set out to give his hunter what he had hoped was an unfollowable trail. “Nerve, nerve, nerve!” “Rainsford forced himself on toward that gap,” both of these sentences are prime examples of Rainsford’s determination to keep a level head, not giving way to his fear, as he determinedly tries to outwit his

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