Firstly, in the story The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because on the island the only way to live is if the stranded people hunt or the stranded will in contrast become the ones being hunted. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney about jaguars. Whitney is stating that the jaguars must feel some sort of feeling like fear or terror but in contrast Rainsford states that the jaguars have no understanding of feelings. Then Rainsford is put on a island where he symbolically represents the jaguar and General Zaroff would symbolically represent the hunter.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
When Rainsford first means Zaroff he sees him as a good hunter because of all of his trophies. Not much later Rainsford learns that Zaroff hunts humans, so Rainsford sees how evil a hunter can be. Another way Zaroff drives the theme is to make Rainsford feel like the animals he used to hunt. While Zaroff is hunting Rainsford, he says he now knows the true meaning of terrified; so now he knows how the animals he hunted felt. He also felt how it feels to know there isn’t much of a chance that you are going to survive.
Being hunted is like day’s hours, your life only last for a short amount of time. A hunter by the name Rainsford fell overboard his yacht and was stranded on a island. Rainsford met this savage man named General Zaroff, who hunted unexpected game that Rainsford wasn’t ready for. Rainsford will not hunt again because after being hunted and chased around in the woods by a savage-like man, he knows the feeling and the terror that the animal that’s being hunted feels.
In Richard Connell's short story"The Most Dangerous Game," the protagonist Sanger Rainsford is selfish, unsympathetic, and cruel. In the beginning, Rainsford talks to Whitney about the prey’s, in this case, the animal's perspective while being hunted, like how they feel. Rainsford and Whitney butt heads. Rainsford’s philosophy is much like Zaroff's. Rainsford disagrees with Whitney, who believes that animals can comprehend the fear of pain and death.
Rainsford is the character that changes throughout the story while Zaroff remains the same. Some examples of indirect characterization in “The Most Dangerous Game” is when Rainsford makes a prophetic statement in the beginning of the story when he and Whitney discuss whether or not animals feel. For example,”Be realistic. The world is made up two classes--the hunters and the huntees.
Richard Connell both illustrated and demonstrated how both characters revealed their character traits of being, quick-witted, smart, clever, and malicious. In the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford falls off a yacht and finds himself in a human hunting game where he is the one being hunted. Throughout this event in the story it begins to show how Rainsford had to use his brain to outsmart the general if he wanted to survive. Also while this event was taking place it demonstrated to the reader that General Zaroff was a vindictive, cruel, and smart person through his decisions he made.
Hunting is a game where you can have fun killing a certain type of animal, but could be very dangerous at the same time. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford is a character that is a very good hunter. So one day him and his buddy's went out on a yacht and went out on the sea to go to the caribbean to look for this island to hunt Jaguars. But while on a yacht he feel of the boat and fell into the sea. Moving on he was on this Island and met this General.
Have you ever been in a life or death situation? There is a man in a short story who has experienced a life changing three days. The story, “The Most Dangerous Game”will have you on the edge of your seat as you this action packed tragedy. While reading this tale, one feels as if they are actually taking part of this tragic story. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” several inferences can be made of Rainsford, that gives on an understanding of his character
In the short story The Most Dangerous Game, the author Richard Connell shows that Rainsford needs control of his emotions, patience , and expert hunting and decision making skills in order to defeat Zaroff. Rainsford needs to gain control of his emotions to outthink Zaroff, who symbolizes Rainsfords "steep hill". When he finds that he is going to be hunted his natural instinct is to run and panic, but then he stops to look around and get a grip on the task at hand. Then at a critical moment when Zaroff finds him in a tree, Rainsford panics again because he realizes Zaroff is on his trail and is toying with him. Once again, he gains control of his emotions and formulates a plan.
Four days ago, on the island referred to by sailors as “Ship-trap Island,” a man became motivated to play a game. That man was Sanger Rainsford. He had to evade the great hunter and trapper known as General Zaroff. Following the events on the island, Rainsford was the only player left alive.
Furthermore, if you underestimate your opponent, you will not perform your personal best. This could result in something very dreadful happening. In the story, one of the main characters, Rainsford felt that it was acceptable to hunt jaguars. In his opinion, “The world is made up of two classes the hunters and the huntees (Connell 216)”. As a result of his wrong opinion, the tables turn in the story and Rainsford becomes the one being hunted.
In his short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Richard Connell makes it clear that man can be divided into 2 categories: the hunters and the hunted. His characters Rainsford, Whitney, and General Zaroff all have their own beliefs about hunting. Rainsford believes that animals cannot feel anything. Whitney believes that animals can feel fear. General Zaroff believes that God made some people to be hunters and others to be hunted. They agree on some ideas and disagree on others.