How would you feel if you were the animal being hunted? In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was being hunted by the hunter Zaroff. Zaroff's game is unfair. One reason his game is unfair is he has a weapon advantage, another reason is he knows his way around the island, another reason Zaroff's game is unfair is that he is a cheater.` First of all Zaroff has a weapon advantage. While Zaroff is explaining the rules to Rainsford, “I give him a supply of food and an excellent hunting knife. I'll give him three hours to start. I am to follow, armed only with a pistol.”’ He has the advantage of a ranged weapon while rainsford has a weapon you need to get up close for. After Rainsford decided to be hunted, “Ivan” he said to rainsford, “will supply you with hunting clothes, food, a knife.” It’s not fair what rainsford got compared to what Zaroff got. …show more content…
Second off, Zaroff's game is unfair; he knows his way around the island. While explaining the rules, “I suggest that you avoid the big swamp in the southeast corner of the island. We call it Death Island.” He knows his way around the island and can easily trap Rainsford if he catches him in a dead end. Another quote, after Rainsford fell off the boat, “Dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliﬀs. What perils that tangle of trees and underbrush might hold for him did not concern Rainsford just then.” The island is a maze and can get anyone who goes in it get lost, but Zaroff knows his way and can easily find his way around. This proves that Zaroff’s game is unfair because he knows his way around the island. Last but not least Zaroff is a cheater; while explaining the rules he never said anything about having dogs who will easily catch the hunted. Whilst explaining the rules Zaroff states, “If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins.” In the rules he doesn't explain that if you can't be catched he will use his
To earn a compliment from Zaroff, one must be exceptionally clever. Zaroff has hunted humans for a long time, and Rainsford is the first one he meets who manages to outwit him. Rainsford’s brilliant ambush offers him a higher chance of survival. In “The Sea Devil,” the man uses many shrewd strategies to delay the manta
After Rainsford knocks on the door of the strange chateau in a jungle on the island, he meets the owner of the place General Zaroff. When Rainsford and General Zaroff start talking about Zaroff’s “game,” suspense rises. Zaroff hunts humans instead of animals in his game, and when they start talking about what happens if one of them loses, you’ll want to continue reading to see who wins and how. While they are talking about what happens if either one loses, General Zaroff says that if he loses, he will acknowledge himself as defeated and he will place Rainsford on the mainland near a town. This also makes you want to continue to read on and see who wins the game and what
“My dear fellow,’ said the general, ‘there is one that can’” (Connell 221). He is explaining that on this island, he hunts humans, because that is the only animal that can truly think. Zarroff will never feel bad at all that he is trying to kill Rainsford, so there is now ay out of it.
To begin with, in “The Most Dangerous Game” Zaroff has unfair advantages compared to the people he is hunting. On page 26 it says,” I give him a supply and an excellent hunting knife. I give them three hours to start. I am to follow, armed with only a pistol of the smallest caliber and range.”
Zaroff has white hair and a middle-aged face, yet his military mustache continues to be as dark as his intensely dark eyes. His nose is pointed, and his cheekbones are prominent. He has "the visage of a man used to giving orders" and is attractive. Eventually, Rainsford and Zaroff start what Zaroff thinks “The Most Dangerous Game” is by fighting Rainsford because Zaroff kills humans for a living. In this game, Zaroff is hunting Rainsford for 3 days and if Rainsford makes it out alive Zaroff will help him leave the island and go home.
Zaroff went on about how much he hunts, but he got bored with regular hunting, so he created a new game with a animal with more reason--humans. Zaroff challenges him, a 3 day game where Rainsford has to get hunted by him, or torchered by Zaroff's servant, Ivan. In the end, Rainsford wins the game, then
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.
Hunting is fun for some people, until you're being hunted. “The most dangerous game” is a short story written by Richard Connell. Zaroff demonstrates that he is confident, anxious, talented. First Zaroff is a very rich individual, i know he is talented because on ( pg.221) Rainsford was describing how big and nice zaroff house was “It was a huge, beam-ceilinged bedroom with a canopied bed enough for six men that Rainsford followed the silent giant.” Another way Zaroff is very rich because he also has his own island where he hunts more than just animals.
First, he welcomes Rainsford into his home by connecting with him on a personal level by stating that “I [am reading] [Rainsford’s] book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet…” (66). This connection Zaroff is able to make with Rainsford in one of their first encounters that starts their deadly game. Often people see this same game in life, gaining a sense of trust with each other which will ultimately lead to heartbreak. Zaroff invites Rainsford to stay in his home, just to try and kill him later. Zaroff does all of these fatal games just to never take credit for them.
Both Rainsford and Zaroff share common passions, skills and ideology. Initially, there is admiration between both characters, but their similarities become the cause of the conflict. Rainsford murders Zaroff and has put an end to the murderous human
He soon finds shelter and meets a Russian hunter named General Zaroff. Zaroff arrogantly explains to Rainsford on how hunting has bored him, as he has never lost a fight against an animal. He then explains he hunts humans, as they can reason. Zaroff challenges Rainsford to a hunting battle, and when he loses, he realizes that he’s not the best hunter. The first point of pride was when Zaroff is boasting about how he’s never lost a fight to an animal before.
Also, General Zaroff is an extreme hunter and doesn’t find pleasure in hunting regular animals. Zaroff says the most dangerous game is humans because they have the ability to reason. Rainsford is going to be hunted and is given a certain amount of time to survive. Moreover, while Rainsford is being hunted Zaroff
However, he is now ready to fight to the death, which shows that his opinion has changed. That just makes him no better than Zaroff “the murderer”. It seems as if Zaroff has passed on his role to Rainsford and he is now the new Zaroff. How else can he sleep so well if he feels remorse over killing a fellow human? Zaroff told him he could leave the island if he won but he stays.
In the text it tells us that the island is Zaroff’s home, "It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home. " Zaroff has been on the island much longer than Rainsford and knows it better as also said in the text, “So I bought this island and built this house, and here I do my hunting. The island is perfect for my purposes—there are jungles with a maze of trails in them, hills, swamps”. This makes it really unfair to Rainsford because not only can Zaroff go to his home anytime, he also knows the woods and island much
Zaroff introduces Rainsford to the most exhilarating sport of hunting humans by saying, “It supplies me with the most exciting [hunt] in the world… Every day I hunt, and I never grow bored. . .” (Connell 7). Zaroff’s actions are selfish because he only cares for his thrill and never cares how that impacts his victims. To Zaroff, Rainsford is the ultimate prey.