The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell Essay

821 Words Jul 31st, 2015 4 Pages
If one was to be trapped on Ship-Trap Island, the chances of he or she making it out of the island alive are slim to none. Whether you are reading the story or watching the movie this fact reigns true in both. The Most Dangerous Game is a short story that was written in 1924 by Richard Connell. The story was later adapted into a movie with the same title in 1932. Both versions of the story use the same character names for the main characters and also have a very similar plot however one can see that there is many differences between the film adaptation and the short story.
The short story is about a famous big game hunter named Rainsford who while on his way to another hunt falls of his yacht very close to an island fabled by sailors for decades. The island was known as Ship-Trap island due to the harsh jagged rocks that typically sink ships. Once Rainsford falls off his boat he has no choice but to swim to this island, when he finally reaches the island he is approached by a man named General Zaroff. General Zaroff owns the island and has been living on the island for quite some time. The island seems normal however it is not and Rainsford realizes this shortly after his arrival. While eating dinner General Zaroff describes the island to Rainsford and explains what happens on his island and begins to describe his “Most Dangerous Game.” The game he is referring to is a “game” in which General Zaroff (who is a skilled hunter and a avid fan of Rainsford) lets the people who…

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