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The Most Dangerous Game Comparison Essay

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You can compare and contrast items you come across in life. Movies, stories, and even people can be compared. The story "The Most Dangerous Game", which is written by Richard Connell, and the movie High Noon, which is written by Carl Foreman, can be compared and contrasted in multiple ways. High Noon is a movie about a sheriff being hunted down by a murderer that he sent to jail. He was released and plans to hold up his promise of coming back to kill the sheriff. In the movie, the lonely sheriff is named Will Kane. The story "The Most Dangerous Game" is about a hunter named Rainsford who is being hunted by another highly skilled hunter. The two share differences in themes, but are extremely similar when it comes to character and plots. The…show more content…
Among the list of countless similarities between both of the story lines is the characters. They are both alone and being hunted. Both protagonists use their brains to overcome the people hunting them. "Street- Full Shot- from KANE's point of view. It stretches out empty and dusty under the sun" (Foreman 318). The angle shows the emptiness and the loneliness of Kane's feelings. The camera connects and representing how lonely and rejected he feels. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Sanger Rainsford uses his brain to prevent General Zaroff from hunting and killing him. He slows his natural fight or flight instincts to overcome the problem. "Rainsford did not want to believe what his reason told him was true, but the truth was as evident as the sun that had by now pushed through the morning mists. The general was playing with him! The general was saving him for another day's sport! The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse" (Connell). The meaning of the quote is to show that Rainsford uses his brain to interpret the meaning of General Zaroff's actions. Instead of believing that Rainsford had beat the general, he thought about the general's behavior and realized that the general was playing with Rainsford. Both main characters use their brains to overcome being hunted
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