Rainsford now knows that he’s in this game with General Zaroff and that he’s being put to the test of hunting. Rainsford is seconds away from being caught. General Zaroff tracks the tree and “Rainsford froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring. But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay”(33). Having to hide and not be caught just like animals have to do when they're being hunted, probably makes him tired of using energy hiding and running away.
Rainsford will not continue his career as the big-game hunter. Rainsford will most likely not continue the career of General Zaroff's because he tells the General that he wishes to leave, “General,” said Rainsford firmly, “I wish to leave this island at once.” Clearly, Rainsford wants to leave, and by doing so, he must hunt. If Rainsford wanted to follow The Generals footsteps and continue what he had started, Rainsford would not ask to leave, he would probably end up staying because he liked it there but, as the quote says, he wanted to leave. Therefore, Rainsford must not like it there, and if he does not like it there, he will not stay there and continue to be the big-game hunter for a career. As we know, when Rainsford used to be in the war and got hunted, he knows how it feels, this may be a reason why Rainsford would not continue the General’s career, Rainsford would probably just stay there to hunt but not for a game or to hunt people.
Rainsford should not be considered a murderer because he needed to get of the island, felt threatened, and needed to win General Zaroff’s game. Rainsford knew from the moment he found out about Zaroff’s game it would be a difficult task to get of the island. After concluding that Zaroff would not let him of the island even after the game, Rainsford had to figure out a way to escape. He figured that Zaroff would kill him even if he won the game. He had to kill Zaroff before Zaroff killed him.
In Rainsford’s conflict with the general he uses his hunting skills to survive Zaroff’s twisted “game”. At the beginning of the story Rainsford has a respect for Zaroff but loses that respect when he finds out what it is that he hunts . Still General Zaroff continues to invite Rainsford to hunt with him, but when he says no and that he doesn 't condone murder Zaroff turns him into his quarry. Before Rainsford got to the
A Gruesome Hunt When discussing the act of hunting, many refer to the sport of as a way of keeping the population of animal species down; most would agree that nothing else should be hunted except animals. In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford, a hunter and the protagonist, falls overboard from his ship and becomes lost at sea. He eventually comes across an island named Ship-Trap Island, which he finds to be inhabited. Rainsford then meets the antagonist, General Zaroff, who hunts human beings as animal game, and makes Rainsford his next victim. Characters in literature overcome obstacles by being resourceful, assessing the situation calmly and logically, and using the environment around them.
In the text read in class, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford displayed many instances where he persevered. Not only does General Zaroff respect Rainsford as a hunter, but his intentions are to now make this hunter his prey. The reader does not expect Rainsford to make it out alive but he now conquers the game General Zaroff has worked so hard on to master, hunting humans. Leading up to Rainsford killing General Zaroff, Rainsford showed his many different acquired hunting skills when fighting on the island. He made several different traps in attempt to kill Zaroff that ended in failure, but when Rainsford jumped into the ocean and swam to the house of General Zaroff, he showed signs of perseverance.
“Kane, writing at his desk writes Last Will and Testament” (Connell 325). This shows how Kane is starting to believe that he won’t make it out alive, so he decides to write a will just in case anything happens to him. Just like Will, Rainsford also started to believe that he would get killed. While running away from General Zaroff, Rainsford was debating on what his next move would be. Either way, he knew he was postponing the inevitable, which meant his death.
Hunters believe animals are not capable of reasoning and they see them as something lesser than humans. Throughout time, these positions can change. The short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell, consists of General Zaroff being the hunter and Rainsford being the hunted. During the story, their positions change to the complete opposite. Throughout the story the reader sees how Zaroff “plays” with Rainsford as he hunts him and not once does Zaroff think he will lose to Rainsford.
This explains the first portion of Horney’s theory, now on to the second. As he continued to grow up, he started to fight alongside his brother in attempts to become as decent a hunter as his father was before he passed, slain by a demon as well. So, as he continued to overcome his personal and public obstacles, he began to feel a vague loneliness. All the trips he would go on would leave him foraging for a lasting love he would be able to keep and finally be at peace with, but throughout his life he would just have to cut them all of so as not to have them mixed up in the dangerous journey he was born
An individual 's duty is hard to maintain, especially through hardships, and although Ged is about to give up, he finds the courage inside of himself to do what is right and rid the town of this shadow. After journey across the lands chasing the shadow, Ged finally decides “Master, I go hunting” and he confronts the shadow; as he does so, “In silence, man and shadow met face to face, and stopped...Ged reached out his hands, dropping his staff, and took hold of his shadow, of the black self that reached out to him. Light and darkness met, and joined, and were one” (A Wizard of Earthsea 140,194). Only when Ged changed his tactic to face the monster was he able to find unity between the shadow and himself. He realized the shadow to be himself and recognized that his duty was to save the town from the darkness but also that that darkness was himself, meaning that duty can be united with the duty towards the community and
From the first step of mankind, men have been in the eternal struggle of reason versus instinct. This point is further exemplified in The Most Dangerous Game, when pitting Rainsford and General Zaroff against each other. Rainsford in his struggle to survive, came to realize that people must rely on fear and instinct to survive, in turn overturning his original notion that human intellect allow men to raise above wild animals, which have no moral principles and act to satisfy their own needs. In the Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, the author uses symbolism and the foil character to show that men like animals rely on instinct not reason to survive. To start with, the story heavily relies on symbolism to show that without society and rules,
"The Most Dangerous Game" statement of The world is made up of two classes -- "the hunters and the huntees" is a great statement that makes sense. The Most Dangerous Game is about a man named Zaroff who lives on an island by himself. The people that come to the island get trained to get ready for the game. The game involves people going through the jungle, hiding from Zaroff as he hunts them. Both the hunters and the huntees have a different view on the conflict.
While the regiment managed to fend off another attack, they may have lost soldiers. Henry worried for himself above all and worried that whether if he stayed or not he would still die, regardless of the result of the battle. After the adrenaline rush of the first attack Henry came to his senses and feared for his life, knowing full well his chances of surviving another attack would be low. Especially now that he was caught off guard and was more scared than the first battle. Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life.
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.