The short story never explains the wrong doing that Fortunado inflicted on Montresor, it only reveals Montresor’s need to kill Fortunado in order to perform the perfect act of vengeance. After he seals the tomb, however, he calls out “Fortunado!” twice almost as if he is waiting for a response. Hearing no answer, he speaks of his heart growing sick (Poe). It lets the reader know that he feels some sort of remorse, he is guilt ridden.
As the story goes on, we get a better picture of Montresor’s evil plan by linking the things that he has said in the beginning with him taking Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacombs. In The Most Dangerous Game, we realize from very early on in the story that the General’s intention is to hunt, and ultimately kill Rainsford. In the story, the General says: “[The animal] must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason”, to which Rainsford’s answer was that no animal could reason. This quote is the first point in the story it is certain that Zaroff is a murderer. It doesn’t directly say that humans are hunted, but by saying that this animal can reason, and no other animal can, it is clear that the General is talking about humans.
The reader learns that survival is a different world in order to succeed, you need to use instincts, knowledge, and resources. In the exposition, the main character Sanger Rainsford uses his knowledge and instincts to fight against General Zaroff. The first scene uses foreshadowing to show how Rainsford is going to be in life or death situations. In addition, when Zaroff thought it was right about killing humans, but Rainsford knew it was wrong to kill humans.
“If We Must Die”by Claude Mckay places emphasis on a meaningful death and never giving up even when the odds aren't in your favor. McKay lectures,“Like men we'll face murderous cowardly pack pressed to the wall dying but fighting back,” McKay,13-14) " the speaker knows that the odds are not in his favor yet he continues to give it his all. To McKay, the honor of knowing that you put in everything you had right up until the last minute is very important. McKay like Antigone do what they think is right and don't worry about what the end result might be. McKay announces “ the monsters we defy shall be constrained to honor us though dead”( McKay 7-8).
If he was truly maniacal he would’ve mutilated the body for his own enjoyment. “I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!…whenever it fell upon me my blood ran cold; and so by degrees – very gradually –I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (78) This piece of evidence is arguable to whether or not he is insane since he is murderous over something as simple as an eye, but not having a motive in the first place proves
The narrator used an abundance of dark diction, “He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever”(Poe 1). He used
A man walks through the humid jungle, weaving between the vines and heavy growth of trees. He keeps his breathing even, accordingly avoiding any twigs or underbrush that would cause the slightest of sounds. The worn man is in pursuit, tracking his prey. Suddenly, his expression changes, the sound of barking dogs filling his ears. The man, Sanger Rainsford, is no longer the hunter.
‘Get ready, General Zaroff’”(Connell 21). Rainsford used his survival skills and his wit to survive “the most dangerous game”. This was not easy, and required extreme mental and physical fortitude. In the real world, people possess the same type of will and perseverance. Soldiers fighting for their countries have to make decisions that shape their fate.
"’I wanted the ideal animal to hunt,’ explained the general. ‘So I said, ‘What are the attributes of an ideal quarry? '’ And the answer was, of course, ‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason. ' ‘But no animal can reason,’ objected Rainsford. ‘My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can’"
This one-sided story by the narrator, Montresor, leads to a suspenseful conclusion not only that Fortunato’s insults perhaps are minor, but also that Fortunato may not recognize the issues at all. This lack of evidence and unrealistic friendship lead readers to believe that Fortunato does not deserve to be buried alive. Montresor could be just a sadistic character who wants to murder his enemy for
The Most Dangerous Game is a story that gets you thinking of whether or not to kill or be killed, or you could say, “The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.” That 's not all though, the MDG has another question that gets you thinking, is Rainsford guilty, or not guilty? But in the end all evidence points that he may be guilty of murder.
Throughout this journal, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and wacky. First, he can be considered as a confident man. In addition, the introduction of himself to Rainsford can be a detail by his speaking tone. Also, how he collaborates with Rainsford such as shake hands is a detail too. For example, “Another man was coming down the broad marble steps, an erect, slender man in evening clothes.
In the story, The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford and General Zaroff disagree on what a human being is. The general believes that humans are no different from animals. Rainsford believes that human are not animals, but civilized people with feelings. God made humans, but not to kill each other. General Zaroff thinks differently about humans compared to Rainsford.
Rainsford was very justified to kill General Zaroff a mad man with a huge eager to hunt but it is getting boring to him, so he wants an animal that can reason. But there is one problem only one animal that can reason a human being. While Rainsford and Zaroff are eating dinner and discussing this new “animal” Rainsford is very much against him trying to hunt them, “ ‘But they are men,’ said Rainsford hotly. ‘Precisely,’ said the general, ‘that is why I use them. It gives me pleasure.
Most people when they hear “The Most Dangerous Game” they think of bull riding or other dangerous games that don’t involve death. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a suspenseful cliff hanging story that follows the days of a castaway on the island of a crazed hunter. Rainsford is a big game hunter who falls off a boat near the island of General Zaroff, a big Cossack general who is looking for an alternative to hunting dangerous animals but with a twist. Throughout “The Dangerous Game” Rainsford and General Zaroff both show examples of IRony and exert arrogance.