When No One Is Watching Character Analysis

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“A pretty face doesn't mean a pretty heart”, a quote, saying that everything is not what it seems. In our world today, you can easily hide behind another personality and be completely different from who you actually are, thus causing everyone to see you different. Both stories, “When No One Is Watching” by Joseph Hayes and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell demonstrates this representation of looks being deceiving and how poorly you can make someone else's life by hurting them mentally and physically. They relate because they both antagonists hurt someone, for example,in “When No One Is Watching”, Blair Van Howe ruins Danny Moran's life and hurts him mentally by making him think he killed a man and in “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff hurts Sanger Rainsford physically and mentally by having a physical fight and a mental punch in the face when Zaroff admits to hunting humans which is absolutely …show more content…
Rainsford was on a yacht then fell off the boat after hearing gunshots . He then became stranded on “Ship Trap Island”. On this island Rainsford meets the only other man on the island, General Zaroff,who appears is the epitome of looks being deceiving. As Rainsford enters the castle, Zaroff says the following:”It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, into my home”(Connell, Page 9). This quote makes Zaroff seem civilized and warm when meeting Rainsford. In reality, Zaroff is not that kind person and is absolutely not civilized , which relates to the looks can be deceiving theme. Richard Connall does a great job of showing this theme by telling the reader how easily influenced Blair is. In a deeper meaning on the story, Connall explains how you can not trust everything you see, even the most civilized people can be murderers behind closed

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