General Zaroff is a great hunter but gets got bored of hunting the same animals, so he decidesd to hunt people. General Zaroff startsed to have fun and keepsed luring people in with tricks. General Zaroff demonstrates that he is honest, dangerous, and arrogant.
This speech was given on September 2004. Zell Miller (G-GA) was chosen to give the keynote address to the Republican Convention, whose theme was “ Fulfilling America’s Premise by building a Safer World and a more hopeful America.” This was a rather unusual choice became, he was a Conservative Democrat. Miller had been consistently voting with the Republicans, especially on the subject of military strength.
In their eyes were watching god, it allows us to enter into the life of janie. Janie is one of our main characters who is longing for love. In the begining she was forced to marry and old man who she had no feelings for, she stayed hopeful that one day she would find the love she was searching for, and eventualy she did...well she atleast she thought she did.Zora Neal the author shows how even in the black community, women are treated the same as anyone else. for example when janie gets put down by her husband for talking with other men. (pg71. Time came when she fought back with her tongue as best she could, but it didnt do her any goood. he wanted her submission and he 'd keep on fighting until he did.) This qoute shows how controlling he
This can be inferred that he likes the thrill of almost dying while hunting, maybe he thinks that there is no way he would rather die. Zaroff could possibly want to die while hunting, he would die doing what he loves. He wants to be challenged in hunting and people are what challenge him the most. “What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason." (49) Animals cannot reason with Zaroff, so it has to be humans. Zaroff might want revenge on humans from a past experience he had with them. He lives alone on an island and hunts humans, that must mean that he does not like to be by other people. He hunts alone and when he was younger all he wanted to do was hunt, he likes to be alone and to feel lonely. He joined the military when he was younger, that is a bold decision for a young man. “I went into the army.” The army could have changed Zaroff, he might have not hunted humans if he did not go into the army. It is an audacious decision to join the army because you know the possible outcomes of it, but Zaroff did anyway. Ultimately, Zaroff is a meticulous and audacious human being because the decisions he makes are always bold but have thought put into
"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.
The short story and film version of The Most Dangerous Game contain both similarities and differences. There are always going to be changes form book to movie no matter what. The plot of both of these is the same though; A man is lost on an island and meets General Zaroff. The man is very fortunate at the time because General Zaroff is welcoming. The man is introduced to a hunting game in which he is being hunted and things get thrilling from there.
Throughout the story Zaroff and Rainsford both exert arrogance. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is talking to Whitney on the yacht about hunting. “You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher… who cares.(215) This shows arrogance by showing Rainsford brag about how being a hunter is the top of the “Food chain”. When Rainsford arrives to the castle,Zaroff brags about being a skilled hunter.”No thrill left in tigers, no real danger,I live for danger.”(223)This shows that Zaroff thinks he is too good to be
First off, Connell first introduces Zarroff to us by portraying him as the “Master of the House”, and seemingly develops this dignified aura around General Zarroff. When he does this we can see that Zarroff seems to have his servant Ivan’s total obedience. Ivan is on the verge of shooting Rainsford, but as soon as Zarroff gives a gesture for Ivan to back away Ivan immediately responds by removing himself from the situation. Consequently we can see that while Zarroff is clearly in charge, he seems to avoid putting himself in potentially powerless situations. This is exemplified when Rainsford sets up the trap that wounds Zarroff, Zarroff immediately retreats to avoid an still advantageous position.To strengthen his seemingly refined demeanor, Zarroff uses dogs to track his prey at times. This can allow the reader to see that Zarroff, although he is cunning and openly confident is his abilities, is more than happy to let his hounds get nitty
Sometimes life can be a dangerous game, and in this story one man gets caught in the most dangerous game of all. This short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, is about Rainsford, a great hunter, who gets lost and finds himself in a tricky situation with another great hunter named General Zaroff. These hunters share the same interests and viewpoint when it comes to the animals they hunt, except when Rainsford realizes that Zaroff may be hunting a different kind of prey. Although these two characters feel the same way about animals not having feelings, Rainsford changes his mind when he realizes what being hunted really feels like.
This is shown when Rainsford got into Zaroff's room. Rainsford states “I’m still a beast at bay.” Then General Zaroff says “‘ I see... Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford.’” Then the text states that Rainsford has never slept in a better bed. Based on common knowledge someone in danger doesn’t say things like splendid and on guard when being threaten. Zaroff knew he is going to die and is also hoping for it. Rainsford is justified in killing General Zaroff because Zaroff wanted to
Connell uses foreshadowing to create suspense throughout the story. The first instance of foreshadowing is right in the third paragraph. As Rainsford and Whitney are chatting on the boat, on their way to a hunting trip, Whitney points out an island. Whitney says about the island “ ‘The old charts call it Ship-Trap Island...suggestive name isn’t it?’ (15)”. He shows obvious dread of the island in his conversation with Rainsford. These statements foreshadow Rainsford getting trapped on the island. They make the readers feel uneasy about the island and fear for Rainsford and the rest of the crew which builds suspense. Another instance of foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game” happens when Zaroff and Rainsford are having their conversation at supper. When Rainsford asks if Zaroff hunts cape buffalo, Zaroff states “ ‘[No,] I hunt more dangerous game’ (17)”. This foreshadows him revealing that he hunts men. This builds suspense because the reader doesn’t know yet what this “dangerous game” is, but they know it probably isn’t good. The author utilizes
However, it does not change for the better. In the middle of the story when he finds out Zaroff hunts fellow human beings, to Zaroff's surprise, Rainsford’s thought and reaction is utter shock and disbelief. “‘But you can’t mean-’ gasped Rainsford. ‘And why not?’”(10). Zaroff knowing Rainsford was a great hunter he hoped that Rainsford would accompany him on a hunt; however, Rainsford accuses him of being a cold-blooded killer. Although, now it seems that Rainsford has adopted General Zaroff's cold attitude toward killing humans, so if Rainsford has changed, it was not to a better person but to a worse. From first no sympathy for animals to no sympathy for men. One way it seems that way is he kills Ivan with no pang of guilt. Some might say that's not murder that's just self-defense. But if that's the case then why does Rainsford after claiming victory and safety from death go to Zaroff's room at night and kills him. “‘You have won the game.’ Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay…’Get ready General Zaroff’” (20) He doesn’t kill Zaroff for any reason other than revenge. By beast at bay Rainsford is saying he doesn’t have anywhere to go, so he wants to fight Zaroff, until someone dies which is ironic because Rainsford states that he is against killing another human being when he first meets Zaroff at the beginning of the story. 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. Rainsford changes for the worse from a hunter to a murder following in Zaroff's
Ship-Trap Island is like the nightmare you will never wake up from. In the book “The Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a hunter named Rainsford was sailing in the sea to go hunt in the Amazon when suddenly he falls off of his yacht due to strong waves late at night. He ends up at this mysterious island the next morning where a general named Zaroff finds him. At first, Zaroff seems friendly but later on he puts Rainsford through a challenge where Zaroff is hunting Rainsford down for three days and if Rainsford wins, he survives. If the general wins, Rainsford will be killed. General Zaroff used to hunt animals as a sport, but now he hunts people. Rainsford will never hunt again after having to go through the dangerous game and being frightened
In a fight between good versus evil, good is the recurring victor. However, when the good and evil are fighting within oneself, the outcome is not as desired as we wish it would be. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I would rather be a little nobody than an evil somebody.” Although good should definitely triumph evil, most people struggle between the two and it is a recurrent flaw. In the short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, and “Poison” by Roald Dahl, the protagonists are motivated by self objectives and don’t pay attention to the sentiments of others, making them flawed.
“So often, in our quest to be popular and to be part of the ‘in-group’ we lose sight of things that are far more important.” To me this quote means that we’re so obsessed with being a part of a group or a person’s life, that doesn’t care about us to the point where we forget about the people who do care. The quote is somewhat meaningful to me because when I was younger, around eight years old, I got new neighbors and I really wanted to be their friends with them because I had no desire to be lonely after getting home and finishing my homework. I tried everything for them to befriend me, and once they did I saw that it wasn’t work all the time and effort I put in. They ended up being awfully rude and only wanted to be around me when they wanted