Most Dangerous Game Analysis

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In The Most Dangerous Game, as any day a man named Rainsford was on his way to Rio to go hunt, but what are the odds his plans would ever turn out so bizarre.The story starts off ashim and other men on a yacht hoping to “have some good hunting” in Rio(12).One night he goes to “smoke another pipe on the afterdeck” (2),and he hears suspicious gunshots in the distance. His curiosity seems to have taken over, and he lurks on the rail of the ship with his pipe, soon dropping the pipe, losing his balance, and falling into the ocean. After struggling while the water over his head, Rainsford swims a good distance to soon get to land. Rainsford remembers the shots and concludes to himself to search the island; he then finds General Zaroff’s “palatial …show more content…
After reading and comparing both selections many similarities had been found. Richard Connell “began reporting… when he was only ten”. (Meet Ricahrd Connell) In The Most Dangerous Game, it states how General Zaroff “killed [his] first bear… when [he] was ten” (9). Both men started at a very young age doing what they loved. At age Connell enlisted “when World War 1 began” (Connell 10), and Zaroff had left is home town Russia when a “debacle” occurred and every one had been dethroned. Connell and Zaroff could say that each have experienced a piece of war in their life. While doing what they loved all their lives, they traveled all over the world. Richard had been to “Washington, NYC, South Carolina, Paris, and London” (Biography 1) while General traveled to “Monte Carlo, Paris, Rockies, Africa, and the Amazon” (MDG 9). Later his work got very well known, and Rainsford’s work did also. They both wrote many books; many of Connell’s books were “later turned into movies” (20), and Rainsford books got published in many languages for everybody. Going into General’s home, Rainsford saw countless of heads off over his halls, and going through Richard’s writing business he had a big number for his films. Time after Richard’s work, he got rewards and praise. He received “the O. Henry Memorial Award for his stories” (Biography 2). …show more content…
Throughout both Rainsford’s and Gibson’s epic journey, what I really enjoyed was the optimism and confidence they had for themselves. Rainsford had the strength to “keep [his] nerve” (MDG 16) the whole time being hunted; Gibson kept his “optimistic” (1) ways in the moments of being imprisoned. Tying with this, these men were very smart and strategic. The prisoner’s “intelligence and cipher” (1) characteristics matched with Rainsford’s mind games giving General “a tail to follow” (MDG 17). From the start, Rainsfoard knew right away he would tell the authorities about Zaroff, but as for Gibson he would speak out eventually about his hardships. Being imprisoned in such different ways, gave the same feeling two both specimen. They were forced to do what others wanted, and they’re resources were limited, still making it all the way with what they

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