True Identity In The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Conell

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In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Conell there are two characters who are similar yet different, that face many challenges throughout the book that reveal their true identity.“He stood there, rubbing his injured shoulder, and Rainsford, with fear again gripping his heart, heard the general’s mocking laugh ring through the jungle. “Rainsford,” called the general, “if you are within sound of my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you. Not many men know how to make a Malay man-catcher. Luckily for me I, too, have hunted in Malacca. You are proving interesting, Mr. Rainsford. I am going now to have my wound dressed; it’s only a slight one. But I shall be back. I shall be back.” Even when General Zaroff has just been injured and slightly outsmarted by someone, he still has a condesceding tone towards others. He …show more content…

Zaroffs interactions suggests he is truly a narcissistic man and will never stop heckling people. “Rainsford knew he could do one of two things. He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide. He could flee. That was postponing the inevitable. For a moment he stood there, thinking. An idea that held a wild chance came to him, and, tightening his belt, he headed away from the swamp.” Although Rainsford knows he is most likely going to be caught and killed by General Zaroff, he never once gives up. He always keeps going even when he beilives he can’t and wont survive. He has a strong character and is full of grit when facing this man vs. nature conflict. Rainsford doesnt let Zaroffs man vs. man remarks get to his head or bother him. Rainsford has remarkable virtue according to his response to obstacles. “General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening. With it he had a bottle of Pol Roger and half a bottle of Chambertin. Two slight annoyances kept him from perfect

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