“Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No siree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail.” Graydon Carter describes this mix with arrogance as a bad mix. He says that arrogance is not a good trait in any person, especially of someone with high authority or someone in a leadership position. Arrogance is having an exaggerated sense of one person's abilities or importance. This includes being egotistical, conceited, and self-centered. In the stories “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Most Dangerous Game”, Ms. Strangeworth and General Zaroff have this arrogance to them where they think …show more content…
At first, it just starts out by Rainford falling off the boat and making it to this island, which leads to him to meeting Zaroff and them engaging in friendly conversation. The first point where you see Zaroff’s arrogance to leak through is when Zaroff starts describing how no animal really has a chance against him anymore and that hunting has been getting boring to him. General Zaroff specifically says, “Hunting was beginning to bore me! And hunting, remember, had been my life.” He goes on to say, “Hunting had ceased to be what you call ‘a sporting proposition.’ It had become too easy. I always got my quarry, Always. There is no greater bore than perfection.” Here he flat out says that no animal has the wit to challenge him anymore and he eventually says that. Since no animal could outsmart Zaroff, he decided to create a new one, but Zaroff needed an animal that “must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason.” Rainford realized that there is only one animal that can have reason, and that happens to be humans. Rainsford seems somewhat surprised by the arrogance of General Zaroff and by him saying that he actually hunts humans. Zaroff is completely blinded by his inhumane actions and he thinks that it is perfectly fine. General Zaroff feels that he is such a good hunter that he can do …show more content…
In the story “The Possibility of Evil”, Ms. Strangeworth thinks that she’s such an important figure to the town and she makes sure everyone knows that too. In the story “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff thinks that it’s fine to hunt humans since he’s already outsmarted every animal on the planet. Ms. Strangeworth and General Zaroff have this exaggerated amount of self-confidence that end up hurting them by the end of their respective
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At first, Rainsford is seen viewing hunting as a game that holds no moral consequences and has no effect on the animals. However, he is later challenged when met by Zaroff who also had the same viewpoint, but on a much larger scale. Rainsford ironically realizes the true nature of hunting when his own actions are pushed against him. In addition, when General Zaroff is trying to convince Rainsford to join the hunt, Connell writes, "’I'll wager you'll forget your notions when you go hunting with me. You've a genuine new thrill in store for you, Mr. Rainsford’, ‘Thank you, I'm a hunter, not a murderer’" (Connell).
Most Dangerous Game Argumentation Paragraph The story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is about Sanger Rainsford ends up on an island with General Zaroff, who hunts humans. Rainsford ends up playing General Zaroff’s game and becomes the huntee while Zaroff is the hunter. Zaroff loses the game and gets killed by Rainsford.
Andy: Imagine you are stranded on an island, starving and thirsty. You have managed to build a fire and have pushed through countless rainy nights. You are using the skills of a survivor. These skills have been used by other survivors such as Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean who escaped her country. Aron Ralston uses survival traits to survive being trapped in between a boulder and a wall of rock.
Also, General Zaroff is an extreme hunter and doesn’t find pleasure in hunting regular animals. Zaroff says the most dangerous game is humans because they have the ability to reason. Rainsford is going to be hunted and is given a certain amount of time to survive. Moreover, while Rainsford is being hunted Zaroff
However, it does not change for the better. In the middle of the story when he finds out Zaroff hunts fellow human beings, to Zaroff's surprise, Rainsford’s thought and reaction is utter shock and disbelief. “‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’”(10). Zaroff knowing Rainsford was a great hunter he hoped that Rainsford would accompany him on a hunt; however, Rainsford accuses him of being a cold-blooded killer.
This is shown when Rainsford got into Zaroff's room. Rainsford states “I’m still a beast at bay.” Then General Zaroff says “‘ I see... Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds.
Everyone has to overcome adversity in their life. In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” the main character, Rainsford, fell of his boat at night time On the Island, Rainsford finds a home where General Zaroff lives. The problem is that the only way he can leave the island is if he survives a “game”. Where General Zaroff is hunting him. So Rainsford has to survive for three days.
When Zaroff mentions the fact of a sailor losing his head during the hunt, Rainsford wants to leave immediately but has no choice; he has to stay. Rainsford doesn’t feel like he can trust the General and doesn’t want to agree to take part in the hunting. Rainsford believes that Zaroff can’t be trusted, “Oh, you can trust me, said the Cossack. I will give you my word as a gentleman and a sportsman. Of course you, in turn, must agree to say nothing of your visit here.
In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” , Rainsford is the positive force in a classic good vs. evil showdown against a psychopathic man-hunter. For example, Rainsford non - evilness is displayed when he declines General Zaroff’s “ We will hunt - you and I,” (10). This is substantial evidence towards Rainsford morals and integrity as a human. Based on the short story, a good and decent person would not want to hunt someone, it is an act of cold blood.
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.
The Most Dangerous Game Conflicts All stories have to have a conflict, the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell has three important conflicts. Man against man, man against nature, man against himself are the three main conflicts that take place. For man against man Rainsford and General Zaroff are fighting each other in the hunting ‘game’. For man against nature Rainsford is fighting the sea once he hears the gunshots and is trying to get out of the water.
How does bullying affect someone's life? In the story “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff relates to a bully in multiple ways. Like a bully, they often seem nice and friendly, to gain a person's trust and befriend them. General Zaroff conducts himself as a gentleman to Rainsford, befriending him by giving Rainsford shelter and food. Then, a bully will pressure that person into bullying others, much like how Zaroff pressured Rainsford into hunting humans.
In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” Sanger Rainsford is forced to test his survival skills while he is intensely hunted by an experienced war general named General Zaroff. In this story, Rainsford exhibits some very helpful characteristics like his resourcefulness, his strategic planning, and his ability to reason. As a result of Rainsford’s questioning the validity of General Zaroff’s hunting methods, he ended up playing in the game. Although I believe Rainsford is a very helpful, interesting, and dynamic character, at the end of the story, he must give up his own personal morals to win the game.
General Zaroff is an amazing hunter, “[has] hunted every kind of game in every land” (). Since he has hunted every animal and was smarter than every animal, there was nothing left for him to hunt. General Zaroff had been hunting since he was a child, and he thought all animals were too easy, except one. “‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason’” (). By this, he means humans.