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.
Rainsford is a big game hunter on a yacht headed towards Brazil. When he carelessly sits on a rail on the yacht, he falls into the sea. He winds up on Ship Trap Island, and meets General Zaroff, a Russian man who enjoys hunting. He doesn’t know that Zaroff enjoys hunting humans. General Zaroff hunts men with his pistol; they only have a knife and a three-day food supply.
Another highly unbelievable event that takes place is when Rainsford swam all the way around the island to kill Zaroff. This is extremely unbelievable because Rainsford was very exhausted and worn out. First Rainsfords trap kills Ivan, but the dogs move on, trapping Rainsford at the edge of a cliff. Next instead of fighting the dogs, Rainsford jumps off into the sea below, stunned and angered, Zaroff returns to his home. Finally as he flicks on his bedroom light, he is in complete shock to find Rainsford hidden within the curtains of the bed.
As well as, in “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford used is craftiness to show what it takes to be a survivor by being hunted by General Zaroff. In the story, Rainsford prepared a contraption that General Zaroff did not realize and he was struck in the shoulder by a lifeless tree.(page 14 line numbers 592-597) That contraption was very crafty to create. The contraption saved Rainsford because he would have gotten shot by General Zaroff. That also gave him another night to create another contraption so kill General Zaroff. Being crafty showed what it takes to survive by being hunted by another
The two characters General Zaroff and Singer Rainsford from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell are very similar and at the same time different. Starting with similarities, it is shown that they are both hunters of great acumen and ability. It is noted that Rainsford has published books about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, and similarly Zaroff states that his only passion in life is the hunt. Both characters also spent time in the military. While we don’t know much about Rainsford’s service it is mentioned that he had spent time in France, as Zaroff had once done the same when he commanded a Cossack cavalry.
Is killing people wrong when you are trying to protect yourself? In “The Most Dangerous Game” this character named Rainsford is getting hunted by this man named General Zaroff, who is a sophisticated and intelligent man. Zaroff thinks this is merely a game and that hunting people is considered the “biggest game”. Rainsford is also a hunter but he hunts animals. In the end Rainsford ends up killing Zaroff and his servant Ivan.
Both stories , “The Most Dangerous Game” and “ Liberty”, share the conclusion to their conflict as both characters escape to their freedom. These characters must make personal sacrifices in order to obtain their own freedom. Richard Connell's short story is a telling of an escape to physical freedom whereas Julia Alvarez’s short story is more about an escape to abstract freedom. In “The Most Dangerous Game” the physical freedom is centered around Rainsford and him surviving the manhunt.
In life we have to make decisions that could result in someone's life ending. When people are put in these situations I think that they should not be held accountable for their actions. The decisions that they make could be affected by if they are held accountable or not. I think that people should not be held accountable for their actions in life or death situations.
Hey there today we are telling a story that is called The Most Dangerous Game. It is a very good story to read and twisted. There are two main character in this story and they both have very interesting stories about their life, but they will fight for victory and one will die and who will it be the good guy Rainsford, or the villain Zaroff. General Zaroff is chasing them through the jungle, He sees something in the cave he shoots his arrow and then…... General Zaroff is a very sick and twisted man who likes to kill people for fun.
In Richard Connel’s short story, “The most dangerous game” is about two men fighting in a life or death situation. In addition, one had to suffer through his own consequence. The story consist two main characters. General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford. Between them, I noticed a major contrast between their personalities and actions.