Chapter Summary: The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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Did you know some people hunt humans for pure enjoyment? This is true in the story “The Most Dangerous Game”. Richard Connell writes a story in the time of 1924 that consists directly from the idea of hunters hunting humans. This starts when a big game hunter named Rainsford finds himself stranded on a unknown island by accident and runs into a chateau where he meets a suspicious man named Zaroff, from there Rainsford finds out Zaroff hunts humans who come to the island by trapping them with a lure. Rainsford then plays the game of hunt with Zaroff. Although Rainsford kills Zaroff in the end General Zaroff demonstrates The qualities and language to describe humans, as savage like, more than who he was hunting.This because general Zaroff and…show more content…
He even contests with Rainsford in the action that it is ok to hunt humans. “But they are men argued Rainsford. “Precisely.” Said the General. “That is why I use them. It gives me pleasure. They can reason after a fashion. So they are dangerous”. This clearly demonstrates why Zaroff finds joy and a challenge from a uncivilized perspective. Furthermore, Zaroff will not bargain with losing the ability to hurt others for the reason of the thrill. In other words, Zaroff cannot be convinced that what he has been doing to humans is wrong. This can be a result of him thinking that he’s superior to all races. As the story of “The Most Dangerous Game” starts, the climax first occurs when Rainsford finds out what the general considers as the biggest hunt of them all. As Rainsford asks “Where do you get them”? Then Zaroff describes that the lights lure the ships in and the rocks capture them in as a fish would capture their bait. Additionally, the General shows no emotion in regarding that their doom is to be hunted in a game with Zaroff in the chance that they might die. In short, Zaroff is baiting the prey into his trap, where no rules or restrictions apply to
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