This is both his external conflict and an unexpected turn of events. Eventually, although this was tough for him, Rainsford ends up winning the game. When informed that he had won Rainsford responded: “I am still a beast at bay; he
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.
Throughout generations, people have been hunting for food and population control, but in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford thinks that hunting is a sport until he becomes the hunted. In the story, Rainsford met General Zaroff on the island; Rainsford thought he was a nice guy until he started hunting humans. Rainsford didn’t agree with him and refused to hunt, and he wanted to leave immediately, but Zaroff was started to hunt him. Rainsford uses his skills and knowledge to survive against General Zaroff. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell suggests to, trust yourself or you won’t succeed.
Although Rainsford kills Zaroff in the end General Zaroff demonstrates The qualities and language to describe humans, as savage like, more than who he was hunting. This because general Zaroff and
He is no longer automatically the hunter, lacking the carefully selected weapon or course he would have on a normal hunting trip. On the yacht, he speaks with Whitney about their upcoming trip, mentioning jaguars. His hunting partner comments on how the jaguar must feel during the pursuit of a human, mentioning it must be incredibly frightened. At the mention of an animal experiencing the fear and pain a human might, Rainsford is quick to say how ridiculous it is. The experienced hunter finds himself coming to shore on Ship-Trap Island, learning about what the man residing in the manor actually does.
This relates to how General Zaroff pressured Rainsford to hunt humans. When they to know the bully after the he befriended them, the person will start to notice odd traits about the bully, just as Rainsford started to notice bizarre traits about Zaroff. That person will start to notice that the bully who they thought appeared to seem as their friend, bullies other kids, like how Rainsford realizes Zaroff hunts humans. The General states “I’ll wager you’ll forget your notions when you go hunting with me,” meaning that Rainsford will forget his morals when he attempts hunting humans, like how a bully would deny feeling wretched for bullying when they perform the action. If a person reject the offer to bully, the bully will turn on him, just as Zaroff turned on
“My dear fellow, said the general, there is one thing that can. But you can’t mean- - gasped Rainsford” (Connell 221). This tone is making you eerie because at this point Rainsford learns that Zaroff is hunting people. These tones are strikingly different, there isn’t anything in common with them.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” a short story by Richard Connell, dives into the discussion over whether animals have feelings, and if it is fine for them to be hunted for a human’s own entertainment. The main protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, an American author and hunter, and the antagonist, General Zaroff, a hunter as-well, have similar views in the concept of dominance and killing animals for their own pleasure. Throughout the events of the story, both characters, ironically, switch between being the ‘hunter’ and ‘huntee’ through the development of the story, and it explores the different strategies, thoughts, and feelings they experience in their situations. The theme of “The Most Dangerous Game” concentrates on the human tendency for superiority and power under any circumstance, no matter how inhumane. The theme is demonstrated through the beliefs and actions of the characters, along with the conception of the game.
Rainsford who is innocent of what is going to happen says, “The world is made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees. Luckily you and I are the hunters”. This comment makes readers suspect that the tables are going to turn on Rainsford. Because they don’t know how it’s going to happen if it even does, readers feel stress and suspense. Later in the story, Rainsford is in the general’s home and admiring his hunting trophies.
(Connell 12). This quote explains the main conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”, that Zaroff enjoys hunting men. He found hunting animals to be too easy, stating that there was “no greater bore than perfection.” In the movie, the main conflict is that Frank Miller is coming back for revenge on Kane. Kane scours the town for deputies, however he gets no help.
As well as, in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford used is craftiness to show what it takes to be a survivor by being hunted by General Zaroff. In the story, Rainsford prepared a contraption that General Zaroff did not realize and he was struck in the shoulder by a lifeless tree.(page 14 line numbers 592-597) That contraption was very crafty to create. The contraption saved Rainsford because he would have gotten shot by General Zaroff. That also gave him another night to create another contraption so kill General Zaroff. Being crafty showed what it takes to survive by being hunted by another
‘“I rather think [animals] understand one thing –fear. The fear of pain and death”’ (1) declares Whitney, a character from The Most Dangerous Game. Sanger Rainsford, the protagonist in this tale written by Richard Connell, experiences what prey feels like, as the hunter, becomes the hunted. The prize of survival becomes more valuable as the story unfolds. Apprehension heightens as Rainsford reaches for the prize.
These thoughts take place before he knows exactly how the general is. Eventually, he discovers that the general is cruel and unfeeling, as the money empowers him doing up normal performance like hunting humans. I think that the first impression when you meet someone for the first time is a guiding point in getting a general idea how the person is. However, the first impression is often related to the appearance of a person. And the appearance cannot tell you everything about the person.
Secondly, General Zaroff evokes a level of terror never experienced before by the victim. When Rainsford first meets General Zaroff, he thinks of him as an affable man but really the General has been waiting to hunt Rainsford ever since he entered the house. As the General and Rainsford are talking about hunting General Zaroff reveals that hunting animals does not interest him anymore. The general said “We will have some capital hunting, you and I” (Connell 6). This statement makes Rainsford nervous because the General says he does not hunt animals anymore but he still hunts a very dangerous game.
In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, the character Zaroff is often described as evil. In the short story, Zaroff is a hunter who faces an issues, there is nothing challenging enough that he can hunt and still get a thrill, he needs something more challenging. ‘’ “Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting. ”“Hunting?