The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell Essay examples

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“The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees” (Connell 1). In Richard Connell’s most well known story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell portrays men as beasts, which is understandable, because he fought in World War 1, and most likely thought of the Axis as beasts as well. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, A world renowned hunter named Rainsford, falls overboard a ship near an island called Ship-Trap. When he seeks refuge on the island, he meets a man called General Zaroff, who at first glance, seems a bit peculiar. The General was indeed more than peculiar, he was insane. The general hunted humans, for more of a thrill, and wanted to hunt Rainsford next, which did not end well for Zaroff. In another of Connell’s stories, called “The Cage Man”, which is written in relation to a man named Horace Nimms who had worked for a soap company for 21 years, Connell portrays Horace as a simple man, locked up in a cage, until his life turns for the better. Connell portrays some men as beasts, and some as humble simpletons. However, he uses the writing tools of plot structure, conflict, and setting, in both of these short stories to do so.
Foremost, The plot structure of “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Cage Man” are not very similar. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell makes the rising action more notable, with more thrills than “The Cage Man”. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, the plot begins as two world renowned hunters, named Whitney and Rainsford, are traveling on…

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