Essay The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

1119 Words May 30th, 2016 5 Pages
The Battle Between Man Versus Man Nothing is more thrilling than reading a story packed with conflict. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, conflict is the heart of the story. At the beginning, most readers aren’t sure what to expect, but as the story and conflict develops, readers get a better idea what the story is going to be able and what they can expect. Conflict not only contributes to a better experience for readers, it also contributes to character development, a very vital piece to any story. Without vivid and interesting characters, stories will simply be shallow and lack what is necessary for a good story. Luckily, “The Most Dangerous Game” is a perfect example of what a story should be like - packed with exciting and intriguing conflict. Throughout “The Most Dangerous Game,” conflict is illustrated when Zaroff appears to be a hospitable man but instead, only cares about his own interests, when Rainsford becomes the hunted, and when Rainsford kills Zaroff. It’s always hard to judge a person’s character when meeting them for the first time. This is especially true in “The Most Dangerous Game” when General Zaroff introduces himself to Rainsford. Finding himself shipwrecked, Rainsford is forced to take refuge on what he believes to be a deserted island. Once arriving on the island, Rainsford quickly learns the island is not completely deserted and meets an old general - Zaroff. At first, Rainsford admires his looks and hospitality, but he doesn’t…

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