Connell’s central idea develops through the dynamic characterization of Rainsford, “Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay,’ he said, in a low, hoarse voice” (Connell 314). At the beginning of the story, Rainsford reasons with his hunting partner that animals are
Richard Connell both illustrated and demonstrated how both characters revealed their character traits of being, quick-witted, smart, clever, and malicious. In the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford falls off a yacht and finds himself in a human hunting game where he is the one being hunted. Throughout this event in the story it begins to show how Rainsford had to use his brain to outsmart the general if he wanted to survive. Also while this event was taking place it demonstrated to the reader that General Zaroff was a vindictive, cruel, and smart person through his decisions he made.
Have you ever been in a life or death situation? There is a man in a short story who has experienced a life changing three days. The story, “The Most Dangerous Game”will have you on the edge of your seat as you this action packed tragedy. While reading this tale, one feels as if they are actually taking part of this tragic story. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” several inferences can be made of Rainsford, that gives on an understanding of his character
Life is like a sports game. Some games you win, some you lose. In life, some days are full of conflict, and some are not. Rainsford faces man versus man, man versus nature, and man versus self conflicts in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. The first conflict is man versus nature.
“No animal had a chance with me... I had to invent a new animal” (7), General Zaroff brags to the captivated Rainsford in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” At the heart of the story is a fight for survival: winner takes all and survival of the fittest. General Zaroff’s perverse thinking creates a need in the reader to find out how the plot will unfold. The author’s use of suspend disbelief and imagery create anticipation in the story.
Firstly, in the story The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because on the island the only way to live is if the stranded people hunt or the stranded will in contrast become the ones being hunted. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney about jaguars. Whitney is stating that the jaguars must feel some sort of feeling like fear or terror but in contrast Rainsford states that the jaguars have no understanding of feelings. Then Rainsford is put on a island where he symbolically represents the jaguar and General Zaroff would symbolically represent the hunter.
Rainsford is the character that changes throughout the story while Zaroff remains the same. Some examples of indirect characterization in “The Most Dangerous Game” is when Rainsford makes a prophetic statement in the beginning of the story when he and Whitney discuss whether or not animals feel. For example,”Be realistic. The world is made up two classes--the hunters and the huntees.
In Richard Connell's short story"The Most Dangerous Game," the protagonist Sanger Rainsford is selfish, unsympathetic, and cruel. In the beginning, Rainsford talks to Whitney about the prey’s, in this case, the animal's perspective while being hunted, like how they feel. Rainsford and Whitney butt heads. Rainsford’s philosophy is much like Zaroff's. Rainsford disagrees with Whitney, who believes that animals can comprehend the fear of pain and death.
The point of view of the hatchet is 3rd omniscient point of view. Brian is described in words as he and also gives his thoughts. And you can tell the author calls brian he and him “It’s something to understand he thought,...”. The author clearly states “he thought” in that segment of a sentence showing how he feels .
He then finds a chateau where he meets General Zaroff, a sophisticated man, who proves to be civilized in his own ways. Rainsford respects the general at first thinking he was a true gentleman. That was until Rainsford finds out about the general’s cruel big game. Since the general has gotten bored of hunting animals, he has a new tough crave to hunt human beings, the only animal that can reason thus face him with a challenge. He also arrogantly claims that he once had to break the rules to be able to maintain the record of him never losing at this game.
In “The most dangerous game” written by, Richard Connell, he uses many devices such as: characterization, plot structure and theme to contribute to the overall meaning of the story. Characterization is a big part of the overall meaning of the story which is that survival is of those who are smart, cunning, and can adapt to their environment. The protagonist Rainsford is at a constant battle with the antagonist General Zaroff. Throughout the entire short story they both have similar minds sets and then farther along the main character 's mind set develops into something more. The reader can almost sense a self centeredness, and that he believes that there are only two type of people in this world, “the hunters and the huntees”, and he believes that he is the hunter.
To convey the theme of competition can enhance a person’s character, Richard Connell has Rainsford succeed at the Most Dangerous Game. Rainsford shows through the big hunt growth because he knows strategies and ways to win the big hunt. The frightening event is when he has to build his traps to stay away from the General. The exciting is when he meets him back at the house and kills the General and win the Most Dangerous
The Hatchet was written by Gary Paulsen. The book talks about a thirteen-year-old young man named Brian Robeson. Brian’s life is a mess, his parents are going through a divorce. During the fall, winter and spring he would had to stay with his mother, but during the summer he had to stay with his dad in Canada. Before flight his mom gave him a hatchet, while flying the pilot taught him how to keep the plane flying. Out of nowhere the pilot has a heart attack. Brian does a crash landing in a small L shaped lake. If I was in his shoe I would do things differently.