Rainsford is a competitive hunter just like Zaroff so there is a possibility he killed Zaroff because he is stubborn and wanted to win, which would lead him to be guilty and have a more intense punishment. In the end I think even if it was for survival rainsford will have to serve some jail time for his actions. I believe Rainsford should serve some jail time because he did push Zaroff’s body off the window and let the dogs eat his flesh, pushing Zaroff’s body off was unnecessary but the actually murder has its own punishments. Do you think he should be in jail for murdering Zaroff even if it was for his own protection?, keep in mind that Rainsford would be guilty for many things he has done as
It’s easy to just look at a person that has committed a heinous act and label them an animal who only thinks about killing other people. However, that is not the case it’s only the surface level. Until you explore the details of the underlying issue(in this case it’s the psychological impairment of the said killer) it’s impossible to make a justified claim. A good strong point that they make is "Movies and TV have put an image into our minds that these are the characteristics of a murderer when in reality they are masters at disguising their emotions and thoughts letting them blend into society.” (Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). The second part of this statement is accurate, they are really good at hiding their emotions.
Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’” (Connell, 69 and 70) This quote supports the theme because Rainsford keeps believing that it’s not okay to hunt humans and he ends up surviving. Another example of sticking with what you
In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author, Richard Connell, proves to the reader, The Cossack Russian purchaser of Ship-trap Island, General Zaroff, is corrupt. General Zaroff shows his corrupt state by presenting his barbaric, merciless, and uncivilized attributes. General Zaroff shows these traits by pulling Sanger Rainsford into his demented game of hunting and killing humans. From the exposition to his death, General Zaroff presents his most obvious traits, one being his barbarianism. In the text General Zaroff states “he is Cossack, so am I” (Connell 3).
When Rainsford saw Zaroff’s trophy room he knew that the loser of the game would die. If Rainsford wanted to live he would have to win the game. It is true that Rainsford set up traps that could have killed Zaroff but the only way to win was to kill your opponent. Rainsford was also acting in self defence as Zaroff tried to kill him using his bow and arrow, rifle, and hounds. Although the only way to win was to kill your opponent, Rainsford tried to find another way out by pretending to fall into the
Dick is a psychopath, that he can go about his day, unphased by his actions. Capote goes on about Dick’s day, which seems to be a laundry list, and enhances the fact that Dick is more blameworthy for the situation. Perry is perceived as an instrument in the hands of Dick. Perry is being used by Dick to commit the crime, even though Perry did not have the intention of killing the family; Mr. Capote makes this evident in the fact that each of killers responds to murdering the family in unlike ways. Truman Capote exemplifies the fact that Dick is more guilty than Perry by separating the murderers, and all in all, not all murderers are comparably
During the time Rainsford is in Zaroff’s house they have a conversation about hunting. Zaroff tells Rainsford about him hunting humans. Rainsford says, “I can’t believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke........... what you speak of is murder” (Connell 5). Rainsford is very astonished by this, if you couldn’t tell.The reader can infer that this isn’t the only time that Zaroff has killed a person because he made a game of it.
If the assassination Could trammel up the consequences, and catch With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here…” (Macbeth 1.7.1-8). Macbeth passes back and forth trying to justify his reason for killing Duncan. He wants to become the leader and King but he understand if everything does not work out perfectly he could be punished beyond measure. If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him.
The Contrasts Between “The Most Dangerous Game” and CSI Miami While CSI miami’s episode, “Hunting Grounds” is inspired by Richard Connell's famous short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” they are very unique because of how the storyline takes place differently. They both have many similarities such as having a murderer and a victim, but also many differences such as how they find the murderer and what happens to him later. In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford knew that Zaroff was a murderer because of the way he described his head collection and how he would play the game with shipwrecked sailors. On the other hand in the CSI Miami episode, The investigators were solving a case to see who the murderer was. Both plots are very similar but
Rainsford’s previous perspective as the predator, led him to not think about how the prey would feel, until he becomes the prey and realizes how terrifying it is. When General Zaroff tells Rainsford that he has to become the prey, while General Zaroff voluntarily is going to be the predator, Rainsford starts to think about how it feels to be the prey. Rainsford realizes how terrifying it is, while he is being hunted by General Zaroff, fighting for his life. Rainsford finally experiences what karma feels like, but instead of the prey (Rainsford) getting killed by the predator (General Zaroff), the prey kills the predator so Rainsford did not entirely feel what it is like being the