If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the main character Rainsford had gotten stranded on a dangerous island where Zaroff, a Russian Cossack General, hunted humans for sport. He feels that God put the weak on earth to give the strong pleasure, and up until it was his turn to be hunted, so did Rainsford. Earlier in the story Rainsford had stated, “The world is made up of two classes-- the hunters and the huntees.” And as harsh as it may sound, it is technically correct. The world is made of hunters and huntees, predator and prey. In fact, there are several hunters in the story The Most Dangerous Game.
We can infer that while on the yacht, feeding a human being to animals would never have occurred to him, and if it had, that he would have treated it like “grisly...cold-blooded murder.” Revenge also did not seem to be an important aspect to him before becoming the subject of Zaroff's dangerous game, but when he returns and encounters Zaroff in his bedroom, he soon resumes the hunt, this time with Zaroff as the prey. Rainsford compromises his own morals by continuing the game, and he even seems to enjoy killing his new human prey, resting comfortably in Zaroff's “very excellent” bed after killing the general and feeding him to the hounds. Thus, the reader realizes that perhaps Rainsford may have decided that hunting humans is not so “barbaric” after
One thing that will not change in our world is the conflicts between opinions. It is easy to contradict people’s opinions based on our own point of view. In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell a controversial event emerges when Rainsford kills General Zaroff. Many people have different points of view on weather Rainsford is a murderer or not. Rainsford should not be considered a murderer because he needed to get of the island, felt threatened, and needed to win General Zaroff’s game.
General Zaroff previously hunted big-game but now hunts what he believes to be the biggest of all big-game, humans. Another way General Zaroff shows his barbaric quality is by trying to pull Rainsford into his demented game, of hunting the humans after sending them out into the island, Rainsford quickly objects and says “Thank you, I’m a hunter not a murderer” (Connell 5).
General Zaroff is different, to say the least, in Richard Connell’s book, “The Most Dangerous Game.” Rainsford is stranded on a deserted island, or so he thinks. Rainsford comes upon a mansion that is owned by General Zaroff. He knows of Rainsford, who is a renowned author of a book about the hunt, as well as everything and everywhere Rainsford has hunted. General Zaroff is also a hunter, but he goes to the extreme. “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how wealth and power can change people as well as starting the downfall of civilization.
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is a short story. In his story there is a general, General Zaroff. who enjoys hunting humans and a animal hunter ,Rainsford. Rainsford somehow ends up as Zaroff’s quarry. In Rainsford’s conflict with the general he uses his hunting skills to survive Zaroff’s twisted “game”.
Once Rainsford realized what Zaroff was doing he became afraid of him and refused to hunt with him when he had offered. Then, Rainsford was being hunted like the big game he used to hunt. He did not want to become what he feared, so he decided to put up a fight against Zaroff instead. Although most fears are harmless, his was not. His value of life had made him realize these
Children may think that their parents are evil for not letting them do something or not letting them go somewhere, but in reality they always have a good reason for saying no. In our world today and in the stories we read, there are people who are more evil than anyone 's parents. In each of the stories “Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” the two characters Montresor and General Zaroff are both very evil and two faced. General Zaroff is more evil of the two men because he does not value human life, he makes his prey feel comfortable while they are staying with him, and he gives his prey no chance for survival. First of all, General Zaroff is the more evil of the two men, because he does not value the human life.
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
Similar to Lord of the Flies, this story was also set on an island which helped induce the savagery within Rainsford. General Zaroff lived on a remote island that was feared by Rainsford’s friend before she abandoned Rainsford and said “The place has a bad reputation – a bad one” which implies people avoid the area. This meant that general Zaroff was free to do whatever he pleased and this allowed his vicious fantasies to become reality. Zaroff’s sadistic game transformed Rainsford into a savage beast, as exemplified in the text “Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay.’” Rainsford started as a sane human being who changed after coming to the island due to Zaroff’s influence.
Rainsford reactions to his first day on Ship-Trap Island are that Rainsford might be thinking he wished not to fell off the boat in the first place. Another example that is going through Rainsford mind is that when he met General Zaroff, Rainsford thought he was pretty chill and cool. The stuff that is going through mind because Zaroff told him that there is another big game to hunt and the big game is hunting humans. Rainsford is thinking about Zaroff, thinking that he is an insane man or person for what he does. That is the reasons why Rainsford can’t sleep or quiet his brain.
Now, whenever Rainsford even thinks about hunting, he will be reminded of this traumatic experience and will not hunt. A final reason that Rainsford will not hunt again because he is traumatized is, when he thought about what the General would do to him, he got really scared. Whenever Rainsford thought about what the General would do, it would send “ a shudder of cold horror throughout his whole body” (Connell 33). He is traumatized because he doesn 't know why the General would do something like this people just for fun. Rainsford will never hunt again because of all the traumatizing experiences he faced while being on the