Being hunted is like day’s hours, your life only last for a short amount of time. A hunter by the name Rainsford fell overboard his yacht and was stranded on a island.Rainsford met this savage man named General Zaroff, who hunted unexpected game that Rainsford wasn’t ready for. Rainsford will not hunt again because after being hunted and chased around in the woods by a savage-like man, he knows the feeling and the terror that the animal that’s being hunted feels.
Everyday people make decisions, some are made during life or death situations. Not everyone has to go to through a circumstance that is life or death, but some people do. Richard Connell once composed a fictional short story about a life or death situation. In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” large game hunter Sanger Rainsford is tested in the following ways: strong versus the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. Nevertheless he made it through these challenges, but he also learned a few life lessons while doing so.
What is external conflict? External conflict is a struggle outside of a character. A commonly used example of external conflict is exhibited in the story of Cinderella. She was stuck in the household of her evil stepmother, and was not allowed to leave her home. 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.
Have you ever wondered how a tiny accident that seems absolutely unimportant can completely change your life ? Rainsford in Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" and Eckels in Ray Bradbury's " Sound of Thunder" both made tiny mistakes which then completely cange their lives.(thesis) Main characters of two stories are : famous writer and hunter - Rainsford, and rich experimenter - Eckels, and they are both in constant search of new adventures and experiences, in this searches of unforgettable feelings and unusual hunting they forget about danger and caution.(sentence ?) Because of their overconfidence and thirst for something new , little unremarkable thing that happens to both of them, that results to huge changes.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
In the text read in class, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford displayed many instances where he persevered. Not only does General Zaroff respect Rainsford as a hunter, but his intentions are to now make this hunter his prey. The reader does not expect Rainsford to make it out alive but he now conquers the game General Zaroff has worked so hard on to master, hunting humans.
“All the adversity I 've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney . Who would have thought Walt Disney experienced obstacles? However, obstacles are a fact of life, no matter who you are. Likewise, if authors didn’t include obstacles or conflicts in their stories, readers would find their writings boring. Real life and fictional obstacles can make life challenging but interesting.
As Rainsford was running for his life from the hounds down the trail. “The hounds raised their voices as they hit the fresh scent. Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay felt” (24). Zaroff considered Rainsford as the prey he was tracking before. The hunter understands how an animal feels. Rainsford knew that he was unable to retreat and forced to face danger. Rainsford realized that animals felt and how they had to face the danger just like how he did.
On an island that will put strength and sanity to the test, self preservation is the only thought you have to survive even if it means forgetting your morals. In the short story ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ by Richard Connell, self preservation is the only thing on Rainsfords mind as he fights to survive. Fear and peril push everything you have to the limit, physically and mentally it can destroy even the strongest of men and lead them to do drastic things including killing. Rainsford must survive being hunted like an animal, but his morals and sanity stop him from becoming what he hates, he needs to overcome his morals in order to survive and go from hunter to hunted.
“I live for danger” General Zaroff says to Rainsford. When Zaroff says this, it sparks the main conflict. Most games are fun, but this game is not like most games. Rainsford is forced to play this game against Zaroff. In the Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, the central man vs. man conflict changes Rainsford from the hunter, to the huntee, and back to the hunter. How does he change though?
Being able to overcome something in life is a great pleasure. When he wants to give up, his mind and body is telling him not to. For him to be able to get over the feeling of giving up is not easy. In Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," big game hunter Sanger Rainsford is proven in the following ways: strong verses the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. First, Rainsford will reveal his powers and flaws.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a theme of the justification of violence against living beings, is produced by suspense and characters. The story begins when the protagonist, Rainsford, is travelling by boat, accompanied by his friend Whitney, to go on a hunting trip. As they are making their way to the desired hunting grounds, the two begin talking about the morality of their sport. Whitey notes that “ ‘Even so, I rather think they [the animals] understand one thing--fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death’”. Rainsford does not share Whitney’s reservations and believes how the animals feel is irrelevant. This event initially sparks the thoughts on when hunting and killing is acceptable.
In High Noon a criminal is coming back to town seeking revenge and in The Most Dangerous Game the protagonist, Rainsford, gets trapped on an island and hunted. "I sent a man up five years ago for murder... I expect he'll come looking for me." (Foreman). I think this citation does a great job of naming the conflict early on and allows the reader to really understand what is going on. These conflicts differ from each other in the way that in High Noon, Will Kane had the problem of not being able to find help, deputies. In The Most Dangerous Game Rainsford doesn't need and help, nor could he get any as he was completely isolated. I believe that this added conflict to High Noon add an important theme that makes you think, which I think was great work by Carl Foreman. Even though both conflicts can be seen as infinitely different, they both example unquestionably good conflicts that make these stories better than most
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell tells the story of Rainsford. The reader learns that Rainsford is a keen hunter. He is on a yacht headed to the Amazon to hunt Jaguars with a character named Whitney. While conversing with Whitney, Rainsford makes a bold statement, “The world is made up of two classes—the hunters and the hunted. Luckily, you and I are hunters.” Rainsford believes that he is a hunter and isn’t too concerned with feelings of the hunted. In the story Rainsford learns in the fight for survival, he should never underestimate an opponent in the sport of hunting.