Essay about The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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In Richard Connell 's short story "The Most Dangerous Game", the main character Sanger Rainsford is a dynamic character, meaning he changes throughout the story. Rainsford 's changes in the story revolve around him being a hunter, being the prey, being both at the same time, and the change in his opinion on the killing of humans. From the start of the story, Rainsford believes himself to be included in the class of hunters, and hunters only. Rainsford knows that he is the hunter in the hunter versus prey scenario, and he believes that animals have no understanding. Whitney and Rainsford are on the yacht discussing hunting when Rainsford states that hunting is the greatest sport in the world, and Whitney says that it is for the hunter but not for the jaguar. Rainsford replies with, "Who cares how a jaguar feels?" (8). This shows that Rainsford believes that hunting is purely for the enjoyment of the hunter, and that it does not matter how the prey feel. After hearing what Rainsford has to say, Whitney says he believes that the jaguar would care how it feels. Rainsford argues, "Bah! They 've no understanding," (8). Rainsford believes that animals have no understanding at all, whether it be during a hunt or something else, and that animals just act on instinct. Whitney argues with Rainsford because he believes that animals at least understand fear, the fear of pain, and the fear of death. "The world is made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees. Luckily you and I are…

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