The Most Dangerous Game Rainsford Character Traits

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As it has in many other great stories, ego has never come to a good end. In his short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” RIchard Connell poses from diversified predicamental conflicts from which Sanger Rainsford must survive using using his various possessed character traits. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford displays a variety of character traits through different conflicts, one of which he exhibits ignorance, while in another his morality by showing his humanity towards another being. Rainsford, not yet aware of what awaits him is dauntless with his ignorant opinion towards a hunter and a huntee. Rainsford claims that, “Don’t talk rot, Whitney, said Rainsford. You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels.” (Connell, 17) In making this comment…show more content…
Being hunted Rainsford poses many questions regarding Zaroff and his survival. As stated, “Rainsford second thought was even more terrible. It sent a shudder of cold horror through his whole being. Why had the general smiled? Why had he turned back?” (Connell, 31)By stating this Connell shows Rainsford’s conflict with himself. Secondly, this also presents that Rainsford is incisive and clever in recognition towards what can be an obstacles in his survival. Moreover, going through many hardships at last Rainsford has reached his hunter, who is now his victim. Stated in the story, “I am still a beast at bay, he said in a low, hoarse voice. Get ready, General Zaroff.” (Connell, 34) Connell writes this to show that even though Rainsford has his morals of murder in mind, he also has his principals of finishing what is wrong. Therefore, this displays character vs. character conflict because now a huntee has become a hunter and Rainsford’s righteousness is to stop what is wrong. Richard Connell presents these varied conflicts to reflect Rainsford’s traits and how dynamically he has changed from what he was in the
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