Hunting By Richard Connell Character Analysis

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“They were no match at all for a hunter with his wits about him, and a high-powered rifle” (Connel 6). The most dangerous game is a tale about a man named Rainsford, who gets thrown overboard by a rogue wave. He swims to a nearby shore, knowing that there were people there. He meets General Zaroff who, at first sight, seemed a harmless man intrigued by hunting. But as the story continues, it becomes clear to the reader that he is not a harmless man. Rainsford was a hunter on his way to Rio for some jaguar hunting. He seemed like a very carefree person, completely unconcerned about legends and superstitions. He was very level-headed. The General Zaroff also seemed very level-headed. He was very proud of his accomplishments and thought himself to be the best hunter. General Zaroff appeared very harmless at the beginning. General Zaroff could have very well been a kind man at one time. A man who cared about humanity and life but something changed in him to become the evil man he was. The author, Richard Connell, did a very good job in explaining why hunting is a good practice when it is for food or overpopulation. Hunting for sport is an awful practice because it institutes violence in …show more content…
Back when hunting was done for survival, it became important and it was the reason you lived. It wasn’t fun, it was necessary. Now, hunting that’s for fun, shows kids blood and violence, not how to value life. I think that it’s important that kids know where meat comes from, but they don’t need to be the one pulling the trigger. Some people nowadays love hunting just for the killing and blood. This doesn’t help society, as shown in “The Most Dangerous Game”. General Zaroff came to love the killing. It was a huge game to him that he didn’t take seriously. He didn’t see a deer or a human. He only saw a target and only knew the need to shoot it. What prevents society today from doing that, from attaining the urge to kill any living

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