The Most Dangerous Game “The world is made up of two classes-- the hunters and the huntees.’’ Rainsfords states this at the beginning of The Most Dangerous Game. What he meant was that we are all like animals, some strong others weak. Rainsford is the main character in “The Most Dangerous Game” that is written by Richard Connell. In the story there is a conflict between the main character, Rainsford, and the villain, Zaroff.
he Most Dangerous Game Around the time after World War 1 on Ship-Trap Island, Rainsford, the protagonist of this fantastic prose, goes through a dynamic internal change. In his short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell, portrays and paints a picture of how civilization and society can ever defeat a man’s murderous drive; the instinct in a man that pressures him on to perform a murderous task. Connell also touches on how the roles can change: the dominant can become subservient or less than, and how the forceful and strong minded can become the weaker ones. He tries to make the reader understand that to be successful, the hunter (the strong), must imitate the hunted (the weak); the man must act the animal, and civilization must impersonate and hide its brutality. The major conflict reflects dynamic change in the main
Murder is the premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand. Now do you think that the killing of General Zaroff was justified? In the story “The most dangerous game” Rainsford stated “I’m not a murder” but can self-defense be perceived as murder? In regards to the Rainsford vs. Zaroff situation, it is my belief that Rainsford killing General Zaroff, was not justified.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, suspense is created through the use of foreshadowing, different points of view, and cliffhangers. Without suspense, the book would be boring and uninteresting to read. The author uses these three main techniques to keep the reader engaged. First off, Connell uses foreshadowing to create suspense by using appalling words to map out the near future, and by using dialogue. The author uses dreadful words like “dark” and “cannibal” to foreshadow the daunting future.
A Gruesome Hunt When discussing the act of hunting, many refer to the sport of as a way of keeping the population of animal species down; most would agree that nothing else should be hunted except animals. In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford, a hunter and the protagonist, falls overboard from his ship and becomes lost at sea. He eventually comes across an island named Ship-Trap Island, which he finds to be inhabited. Rainsford then meets the antagonist, General Zaroff, who hunts human beings as animal game, and makes Rainsford his next victim. Characters in literature overcome obstacles by being resourceful, assessing the situation calmly and logically, and using the environment around them.
Fear is not real. It is the product of thoughts you create. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” the main character Rainsford is being hunted which creates fear in him. He is scared of dying but overcame his fear by facing the danger of the hunting game.
"The Most Dangerous Game" is the piece of literature that I am going to analyze from the perspective of a quotation. I am going to show you how the text in this story relates to this quote/title. In "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford is stranded on this island in the middle of nowhere. Then When he thinks that he has found salvation, he is wrong.
Rainsford is a clever guy. Especially when he is in trouble… In “ The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford is hopeful, clever, and brave. Rainsford is hopeful because he keeps trying to beat General Zaroff. In the story “ The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard connell, it says “‘He shinned excitedly up a tree and looked back.’
When Rainsford(protagonist) awoke in bed he had remembered the night as if it had happened 10 minutes ago. As the scenes of him and Zaroff’s fight replayed in his head a smile grew on his face. He knew what he did was right and that he is not a murderer, he did what he had to do to survive and save the others trapped in the cellular. He had forgotten all about the cellular and was determined to find out where it was to free the others and find a way off of Ship-Trap Island.(Setting) He knew he would have to do a lot of convincing to the people trapped and try to explain that he wasn’t like Zaroff and is only trying to help them.