The Most Dangerous Game In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, written by Richard Connell there is a man named Sanger Rainsford. He is cast away off a yacht that he fell off. When he is cast away he gets on the island and falls into a deep sleep and wakes up in one day. When he wakes up he starts exploring the island.
General Zaroff still didn’t care for Ivan, after he took his life to save General Zaroff. Another example is he enjoyed hunting humans because he said himself, he had to find a challenge, or he would fall “to
And the answer was, of course: ‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason.’ ‘But no animal can reason,’ objected Rainsford. ‘My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can.’ ‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’
Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” is a short story in where two experienced and intelligent hunters both meet and begin a very dangerous game. Throughout the text we come across a dark suspense which ends in one man’s victory and the defeat of an undefeated man. Rainsford, a hunter who is traveling with a friend through a dangerous island known as “Ship-Trap Island” when he suddenly falls into the sea and must swim to that mysterious island for shelter. There he is welcomed by General Zaroff, a hunter and comes to discover that he has lost the thrill for hunting animals and has now created a new “animal” to hunt, humans. Rainsford is forced to play this dangerous game with the General in order to stay alive.
By killing all of the suitors, he reclaimed the life that was stolen from him, and reinstituted himself as King of Ithaca. Besides getting his revenge, Odysseus does have some physiological and behavioral transformations. While he was away from his life as king with his beautiful wife, newborn child, and peaceful lifestyle, he learned to appreciate his fortinality. “By nights he would lie beside her, of necessity, in the hollow caerns, against his will, by one who was willing, but all the days he would sit upon the rocks, at the seaside, breaking his heart in tears and lamentation and sorrow as weeping tears he looked out over the barren water.” (Homer Book 5 154-158), Odysseus longs for his life back home his entire journey.
Rainsford declines Zaroff’s invitation to join in the hunt and goes to bed. “Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay feels”(Connell pg. 235).I agree with the statement because there is two classes in this story the hunters that hunt and the huntees that are being hunted. Rainsford demands to leave the island at once, but the general refuses and forces Rainsford to be his new Prey. In the next hunt, hoping that Rainsford, as a renowned big-game hunter will provide the challenges he seeks.
The N.C.F.CM.A.A.E.T.S. believes this to be true and that the serial killers have nothing to do with us, they are simply a product of their own misfortune. As a bold way to start their argument they state that “serial killers are only driven by instinct and a desire to kill.” (Serial Killers: Nature vs. Nurture, How Serial Killers are Born). From an outside perspective this is a logical conclusion. It’s easy to just look at a person that has committed a heinous act and label them an animal who only thinks about killing other people.
The crew of thugs had been begging for a violent death like that: shot down, no mercy “(Patterson 193) meaning that in one sense Alex agrees with Taylor that they had it coming. Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
“The Rattler” portrays the narrator’s moral conflict between his sense of duty to other people and his respect for all life through diction and anthropomorphism. The narrator describes hunting as “the sport in taking life”, showing disdain for the past time by implying that those who hunt do not value the lives of animals, adding later that hunting “is a satisfaction I can’t feel.” His thoughts show that he values the lives of animals just as much as humans. Another example is that after initially choosing to leave the snake alone, he then “reflected that … my duty, plainly, was to kill the snake” in order to protect the “children, dogs, horses, at the ranch, as well as men and women lightly shod.”
In any sport there needs to be a leader. Every team needs someone that the players can believe in to lend them to victory. Sports can be very similar to war. In order to win in war, troops need a good captain who has the right battle plan, and in order to win in sports, players need a good coach who has the right game plan.
Have fun. All too many times, people forget the reason on waiting to play the game muddled especially when they know that they have a chance you become a pro. Try to stick to the reason why you want to be playing the game in the first place. Winning competitions is second the first thing you need to be worried about is whether you still have passion for the game and you enjoy it and have fun playing
Some would argue that hunting is not ethical and should not be considered a sport. Hunting has been a part of life since the beginning of time. Hunting as sport is ethical because it does not violate any animal rights, while being an act of exercise and helping with population control. Animal rights has become a controversial issues, because people are concerned with animal welfare, harm, suffering and death. What about a hunters rights?
Before Rainsford entered the “Dangerous Game,” General Zaroff, the owner of the island, tried to persuade Rainsford to believe that killing humans is not murder. The General was explaining to Rainsford that he had invented a new animal to hunt, a animal that can reason, make hunting last longer and more interesting, humans. Rainsford couldn’t help but to speak; “‘Hunting? Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder’” (Connell 27).
It's amazing how two people that have much in common can have totally different personalities. In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game", Rainsford, a skillful hunter, is to go through many struggles against General Zaroff, his opponent with which he shares many similarities, in order for him to win a hunting contest while proving himself to be the owner of an amazing, unbreakable personality. Through his actions during a game of hunt against a much overconfident hunter, Rainsford proves to have the traits of an honorable man. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford bravely arrives, after falling from a yacht, to the shore of an isolated island. The latter is called ‘Ship Trap’ since it is known to have a bad reputation.