Most Dangerous Game 'And The Interlopers'

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Animal Essay
Most Dangerous Game
Animal: Zaroff
Introduction: For some people, getting past a certain thought, idea, or way of life is hard. It is hard to get past what’s on your brain and what you have been living by.
Thesis: In The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, and The Interlopers, by Hector Hugh Munro (Saki), some of the main characters are blinded by their animal nature and what they are used to, which leads to all of their deaths as a result.
TS: Zaroff is like an animal because he kills his own kind with little to no remorse which eventually leads to his downfall after being blinded by thinking it was still a game being played with Rainsford.
CD1:Why- killing people-
"I wanted an ideal animal to hunt," explained the general.
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"I congratulate you," he said. "You have won the game.” Rainsford did not smile. "I am still a beast at bay," he said, in a low, hoarse voice. "Get ready, General Zaroff.”(12)
CM:Zaroff cannot see how Rainsford in this position would be angry that he had been hunted and still believes it’s all a game.
CM: He is blinded by his animal nature and thinks Rainsford will back down from being a “beast at bay”, and this leads to his death.
Closing: Zaroff dies due to his animal like behaviors.
The Interlopers
Animals: Ulrich and Georg
TS: The people in The Interlopers, Ulrich and Georg, are so distracted by wanting to kill the other one that they are blinded by their hatred for each other which leads to their death.
CD1: why- territorial- (wants to kill, would have killed)
"the narrow strip of precipitous woodland that lay on its outskirt was not remarkable for the game it harboured or the shooting it afforded, but it was the most jealously guarded of all its owner's territorial possessions.”(Munro,1)
CM: Ulrich and Georg, acted like animals, being territorial over a worthless piece of land.
CM: They can’t see how it might lead to worse things to happen in the future. CD2: How- want to kill the other person/prey- (little

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