A dynamic character is one who changes over the course of a story after learning something extremely important. In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford has to undergo a difficult experience that causes him to change his thinking about being a big game hunter. When Rainsford and his crew are passing by the dreaded Ship-Trap Island, Rainsford experiences a misfortune and falls overboard the ship. He is thrown into the sea, has to swim for his life in the choppy waters, and eventually reaches Ship-Trap Island. After Rainsford arrives on Ship-Trap Island, he discovers a mansion where General Zaroff lives, the antagonist of the story.
Conflict between man and nature is exhibited in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”. One example is when Rainsford, a hunter sailing to Brazil, stays out on the boat deck at night to smoke. Hearing gunshots, Rainford balances himself on a boat rail to inspect the situation. In the process of mounting the rail, his pipe hits a rope and falls, sending him after it. “He lunged for it… he had reached too far and had lost his balance… the blood warm waters of the Caribbean sea closed over his head”(9).
Richard Connell slowly reveals his characters' traits in a long, complicated plot with two men in survival mode. Journey to Rio The short story begins with Rainsford and Whitney on a yacht on their way to Rio for a hunting event. In the light of conversation about the nearby island called ‘Ship-Trap Island,' Connell predicts the misery that awaits Rainsford at the island. This helps the audience to be anxious and expect an uncertain unfolding of events. It is through this that Rainsford decides to abandon his plan on prey as the story gets to a conclusion (Lyall, 2011).
Two great stories about a sailor trying to survive a world class hunter and a western town marshal trying to take on a gang alone are actually very interesting to compare. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a movie about Will Kane, a marshal in the Wild West who is abandoned by his town when they find out Frank Miller is coming back to town. “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a story about a sailor who falls into the trap of a General who kills men for sport. He is forced to play his game or possibly get tortured, and chooses to take his chances with the game. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two very different stories, however you will find that there are many similarities between the stories’ protagonists and settings.
Cinderella wanted to attend a ball; however, her stepmother would not let her go. External conflict is something that some characters from the second unit struggle with. Rainsford, Mathilde, and Georg and Ulrich all experience external conflicts that create an unexpected turn of events. The title “The Most Dangerous Game” is significant to the text because it helps readers to understand that the game will not be easy. It also reflects the truth in this text because Rainsford underestimated his opponent, and this could cause the game to be dangerous.
Imagine… falling off a boat and being alone on an island, except you’re not actually alone. Well this happened to Sanger Rainsford. Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how sense of suspense leads to the literal meaning of “The Most Dangerous Game.” Richard Connell creates suspense by introducing detail slowly. In the beginning of the story Rainsford repeatedly tries to get the general to tell him what kind of game he hunts. But General Zaroff avoids a direct answer, yet hints at possibilities telling Rainsford, “I’ll tell you… you will be amused I’m sure”.
Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over. He learns that although he was strong and could easily kill Joe, he himself would ultimately be his own downfall. Joe is the antagonist even though he is the weaker one between himself and Spunk. Joe knows that his beloved wife Lena has the hots for Spunk, but he has absolutely no intention of getting her back. There is even a full paragraph on the first page that explains his feelings on the situation.
First of all, he fell off a ship at night in the middle of the Caribbean Ocean. Once he finally arrived on shore, he had to search for clothing, food, water and shelter. He next had to battle General Zaroff and Ivan for his survival. This also meant he had to overcome his own nerves to stay one step ahead of his captors. These obstacles definitely challenge Rainsford and keep readers interested.
He would not have to worry about the army hunting him down after killing the Captain. Question One – Part two - Killing The barber describes himself as being “conscientious” and this means, that he can never spill a drop of his client’s blood. Killing Torres would damage his reputation of “the best barber in town” and also his respectability. He would not be honoring his profession. The barber’s colleagues might consider him a hero because he killed the captain who was executing the rebels.
At the beginning of the novel, Henry was afraid that he might run away from the battle if it was too intense for him. Henry thought, “It had suddenly appeared to him perhaps in a battle he might run” (10). He was very worried that he will not make it far into the war, but he did make it into several fights and survived. At times, he thought that wished he were dead because he was traumatized from the events. Henry pondered, “He now thought that he wished he was dead.