Tanner Toussaint In the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff. One of the reasons why Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff is on the island the only way to live is to hunt or to be the one being hunted. Secondly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to die. Lastly, Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because killing Zaroff is going to be the only way Rainsford will escape the island from a psychopath. 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. Rainsford has no way to live unless he kills General Zaroff because Zaroff would most likely continue to force Rainsford to …show more content…
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. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford.’” Then the text states that Rainsford has never slept in a better bed. Based on common knowledge someone in danger doesn’t say things like splendid and on guard when being threaten. Zaroff knew he is going to die and is also hoping for it. Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to
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At the end of “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford warns Zaroff, “I am still a beast at bay… Get ready” (17). By declaring this, Rainsford threatens to kill Zaroff. Previously in the story, when the two men were chatting over dinner, Zaroff reveals to Rainsford that he hunts humans. Astounded, Rainsford accuses Zaroff of being a murderer.
I think what pushed Rainsford into killing Zaroff was that he felt as though he had no choice to to kill him or be killed. When the author states “Rainsford did not smile. “I am still a beast at bay,” he said, in a low, hoarse voice.” in page 42, I think that sentence kind of summarize exactly that. I don’t think what Rainsford did would be considered murder to a certain extent.
Since Zaroff is hunting humans, one of them is most likely to die. Murder can not go unpunished. Rainsford would most likely have died if he didn’t kill Zaroff. Some may say that one should never kill no matter what. Well, if Rainsford himself never killed Zaroff, he would have died.
Zaroff has the same philosophy as Rainsford classifying the world into classes, the hunter and the huntees. Zaroff and Rainsford are alike because they both classify themselves as the hunters and the preys as huntees. They are both similar but unlike Zaroff Rainsford is not a murderer.
Rainsford disagrees with Zaroff, he thinks that his irrational explanation is not good enough to explain why he’s taking human lives for fun. Minutes later, Zaroff talks about war, he compares it to murder. The General tells Rainsford that he “‘surely [has] experienc[ed]...war,’” but, Rainsford cuts him off, “‘Do not make me condone cold blooded murder,’” (Connell 27).
Later on in the story Rainsford kills general zaroff. I think that Rainsford should not be held accountable because if he didn't kill faroff, Zaroff would have killed him. Rainsford aso saved all the other people's lives that Zaroff had captured and was planning to hunt and
General Zaroff was born a Cossack and was known for their savagery. General Zaroff got bored with just hunting animals he wanted some great to kill- humans. Rainsford found out and refused to hunt with him, so General Zaroff decided to hunt Rainsford. Rainsford outsmarted him and had a fight to the death which Rainsford won. But you got to ask yourself.
Sometimes killing people could be for a good reason. Rainsford slaughtered General Zaroff because of self-defense. This short story demonstrates that Rainsford killed General Zaroff for either self-defense or murder; however, it strongly relates to self-defense. Sometimes people have to protect themselves and others protect them from everyone
“The Most Dangerous Game” is a story that gets you thinking whether or not to kill or be killed, or as Rainsford says, “The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.” That's not all though,“The Most Dangerous Game” has another question that gets you thinking, is Sanger Rainsford guilty, or not guilty? But in the end all evidence points that he is guilty of murder. For he wanted to get off the island, his view on things changed, and in the end when Rainsford was sleeping in the bed. One of the first pieces of evidence that makes Rainsford guilty was that he wanted to get off the island.
“‘You have won the game.’ Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay…’Get ready General Zaroff’” (20) He doesn’t kill Zaroff for any reason other than revenge. By beast at bay Rainsford is saying he doesn’t have anywhere to go, so he wants to fight Zaroff, until someone dies which is ironic because Rainsford states that he is against killing another human being when he first meets Zaroff at the beginning of the story.
When Rainsford found out he soon notice that he would be next to be hunted. Rainsford killing General Zaroff is justice because Zaroff was doing some cruel stuff to human beings. Zaroff also tried to hunt Rainsford so when Rainsford won the bet and killed Zaroof it was considered self defense. Rainsford believed that killing humans isn’t right
Rainsford was repealed by the fact that Zaroff kills humans for fun. Consequently, Rainsford
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Both authors develop the theme, the Decision of Fate, in “The Most Dangerous Game” & “The Lady or The Tiger”. At one point in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford’s fate was in General Zaroff hands. On page 25 it state, “ The first thing Rainsford’s eves discerned was the largest man he’d ever seen- a gigantic creature, solidly made & black- bearded to the waist.