In the story, The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford and General Zaroff disagree on what a human being is. The general believes that humans are no different from animals. Rainsford believes that human are not animals, but civilized people with feelings. God made humans, but not to kill each other. General Zaroff thinks differently about humans compared to Rainsford.
“The Most Dangerous Game”, a short story by Richard Connell, is about Sanger Rainsford’s unfortunate visit to General Zaroff’s island while on a hunting trip. General Zaroff isn’t any normal hunter and he invites Rainsford to play a hunting game that is unlike any other hunting game. General Zaroff’s arrogance and experience in hunting and the hunting game, could cost Rainsford his life. The first trait General Zaroff displays is arrogance.
How can an author change the story using characterization? There are many diverse ways of describing characters or moments. Some authors use literary terms to describe certain characters, others use a very unique way called “ Exploding the Moment.” This means you use very specific and detailed words to describe a character. In the story MDG the character that the author emphasized more on was, Zaroff.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford fits the category of Zaroff’s ideal animal to hunt, because Rainsford displays the attribute to reason by being able to make many life saving decisions throughout the story. Rainsford has the ability to reason from the very beginning of the story, because he was able to remain calm to make a life saving decision in an unnerving situation, which proves that he fits the quarry for Zaroff to hunt. As he was in the water, he recalls the gunshots he heard while he was still on the yacht, “they had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength” (Connell 14). Whereas most people would have panicked in the situation
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
Count Zaroff is a calculating killer, not only of animals, but people as well. On the first pages, when he and Rainsford were eating dinner, Zaroff is watching Rainsford eat in this new habitat Zaroff has put him in. Zaroff asks rainsford “perhaps you were surprised I recognized you... I have read all books on hunting in English, French and Russian” (Connell 45). When Rainsford goes up to his room, there are pajamas and new clothes already out for him in his exact size.
Throughout this journal, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and wacky. First, he can be considered as a confident man. In addition, the introduction of himself to Rainsford can be a detail by his speaking tone. Also, how he collaborates with Rainsford such as shake hands is a detail too. For example, “Another man was coming down the broad marble steps, an erect, slender man in evening clothes.
Cheyenne Cruz Mrs. Langford English 9 Honors 7 November 2016 “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice” (Dyer). Dyer speaks about how whatever happens in our society depends on an individual’s choice and action. It is an individual’s choice to either be happy or miserable.
General Zaroff can also be described as a static character. Over the course of the story he doesn’t change from thinking that human are not for hunting, he still thinks that hunting is more than an animal. Rainsford cannot believe that General is murder but General doesn’t take it seriously. “Why should I be serious? I am speaking of hunting . .
In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell the protagonist, Rainsford, a very skilled hunter, falls of a ship and finds himself on Ship-Trap Island, where he meets the antagonist, General Zaroff. Rainsford discovers that Zaroff is also an intelligent hunter and is disgusted to discover that he plays a dangerous game in which he hunts humans that he catches on his island, Rainsford becomes his next participant. Rainsford and Zaroff have a lot of similar beliefs about hunting, social classes, and the feelings of their prey and they are both very intelligent hunters. However, Rainsford’s hunting knowledge causes Zaroff’s first loss in his game because Rainsford is the better hunter. Rainsford and Zaroff both showcase their love and knowledge for hunting in the text.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was justified in killing General Zaroff. Rainsford is a hunter who fell off a boat in the middle of no where. As he gets to land he runs into several obstacle courses, then gets to this big house and meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff also hunts, just not animals. He hunts something more dangerous such as humans who boats crashed like Rainsford.
Survival Essay Three paramount traits needed to survive any life or death situation are bravery, knowledge, and perseverance. Characters in the story Most Dangerous Game, the movie Castaway, and even people in the article “The Migrant Crisis” will show us why all of these traits are good to have in survival situations. Bravery is an important trait to have when trying to survive. You are faced with many scary or difficult circumstances in a survival situation and you need a brave mindset to tackle those challenges. “Rainsford remembered the [gun] shots...he swam in that direction…” (Connell, 2) shows that even though the sound of gunshots usually don’t mean well, Rainsford decided to swim toward that potential danger, even knowing that
Would you ever think that someone could be capable of killing there own brother? In the movie “The Lion King”, Scar did just that. Scar and Zaroff are very similar and different in many ways. In the movie “The Lion King” Scar shows the characteristics of a villain by killing Mufasa, just as General Zaroff killed humans in “The Most Dangerous Game.”
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).