In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is an interesting story about avid hunter Sanger Rainsford. He falls off of a yacht and swims to an island called “shiptrap island”. He finds himself being hunted by the crazy General Zaroff. General Zaroff had grown bored of hunting animals since they did not give the general the danger and excitement he craved. His solution was to build a house on a deserted island and bring humans there, so he could hunt them.
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
The the last scene is significant because Rainsford has the confidence and skills to win against General Zaroff. Likewise, how he trusts his instincts and himself to set up the traps, but also, jump off a cliff. Richard Connell uses situational irony because Rainsford the hunter becomes the hunted. It states how Rainsford made a trap in the quicksand. As well as, when he jumped off the cliff he made good decisions.
The glasses represented an example of mental power amongst the group and their survival on the island. Throughout the tragic event, the glasses showed both knowledge and understanding in representing Piggy's true identity and his mental power over the group. Furthermore, when the boys decide to use Piggy's glasses to start the fire again this foreshadows the idea of intelligence by proving to Ralph that he contributed to building the fire. "His specs-use them as burning glasses!" (Golding 40).
The setting of the island in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is essential to the plot of the story. For example, the setting of the island’s giant rocks is significant to the story. As Rainsford swims to shore on Ship Trap island, he encounters large rocks surrounding the island. The giant rocks prevent people from docking and supplies the island with them. A time later the reader is told by Zaroff ,“‘ They indicate a channel … where there’s none;Giant rocks with razor edges … They can crush a ship as easily as I crush this nut’”(8).
The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn 't you! In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei 's home, and asks him questions about what he would wish for.
“Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.”(B.Grylls) The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer, about a man, Odysseus, who went to serve in the Trojan war, but undergoes a very arduous travel back home to his island, Ithaca. The Most Dangerous Game is a short story on Rainsford who swam up on shore of a island, and is hunted in return to go home. Both of these men endured many dangerous situations, in which they had to pick the best decision for their survival.
After viewing Moonlight, which was personally my favorite film of the year, I choose to analyze the scene when Blue takes Chiron to the ocean and teaches him to swim (17:20-19:30). This scene first drew my attention because of Blue’s character. The dynamic of a crack dealer with a heart-of-gold has this duality about it where my heart tells me to love him as a person, but my head tells me that this person is Chiron’s mother’s dealer, and I should despise him for it. Yet, when I watch this scene I can’t help but think of how much I love Blue as a character. He is able to fill in for the role of a father figure, and teach Chiron about life.
The villagers are the ones who discussed the great tragedy that was his life, the villagers were the ones to envision him as an ever growing giant; the villagers are the ones who made a simple, average man, into Esteban, The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World. And in doing so, in creating this character of Esteban, they had been able to become what they wanted to be, Esteban’s village. While the drowned man had no purpose when he first came to the small community, he left with one; Esteban would forever be remembered as a man of that small fishing