Rainsford is a big game hunter and he believes that nobody cares how the prey feels, but soon he gets a small idea of what it might feel like. Rainsford believes that hunting is the best sport but he is not thinking on what the hunted feels i which whitney
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. He is on a strange island where the sailors he was sailing with fear the island as well as the captain.
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
‘My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can.’ ‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’ ‘I can’t believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke.’ ‘Why should I not be serious? I am speaking of hunting.’ ‘Hunting? Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’” (Connell, 69 and 70) This quote supports the theme because Rainsford keeps believing that it’s not okay to hunt humans and he ends up surviving.
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. He also learns to be patient.
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.
At first he thinks “ I don’t care if you believe in Jesus, God, Allah. . . 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).
“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.” Calling the act of killing the snake “my