The Most Dangerous Game Postcolonialism Analysis

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The Analysis of Postcolonialism Of the main character in the Short Story of the Most Dangerous Game Introduction “The most dangerous game” is a short story written by Richard Connell and first published on January 19th 1924. This story illustrates a hunter whose name is Sanger Rainsford. He plans to hunt jaguar but his journey takes him in the dangerous game designed by Zarroff. This short story is fully appreciated in South America and Africa since the big game-hunting safaris became trendy in the 1920s. Many postcolonial theorists believe white settler culutures shoud be included under the rubric postcolonial. This idea can be found in this story as stated “the world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and…show more content…
they sets off for South America to hunt the jaguar. They talks about a large island whose name is Ship-Trap Island and its rumours. The conversation continues until all the viewpoints of hunting. Rainsford seems unconcern about the life and feelings of his prey. After their dialog, Whitnely decides to sleep while Rainsford is going to smoke another pipe up on the afterdeck. Then, he hears the sound of shots at a time. He accidentaly falls off a yatch when he want to investigate it. Rainsford tries to cry for help but there is no answer. He struggles desperately to get to the shore. Shortly aftterwards he falls into a sleep because of tired. The next day, he determines to explore the island. He arrives at a palatial chateau. He meets General Zaroff and his assistant, Ivan. General Zaroff welcomes him with open arms. General Zaroff explains that he is passionately interested in hunting. General Zaroff has found a new kind of prey to hunt which is human. General Zarroff tells that he offers strangers a choice; they are hunted in three days or they are murdered by Ivan sadisticaly. He promises to set them free if they survive through the next day. This offer is also for
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