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    “The Most Dangerous Game” Theme Analysis Richard Connell supports the theme of all people have an animal side that is not far from their visible surface in his short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, by having a seemingly civilized man secretly have savage ways, and a sympathetic man have to resort to murder to save himself. In Connell’s story, the main character, Rainsford, is alone of a tropical island. That is, until he comes across a mansion, which is the house of general Zaroff. General Zaroff had, “...the face of a man used to giving orders, the face of an aristocrat,” (203). He was a rich, sophisticated man, who was incredibly polite to Rainsford, providing him with new clothes and a dinner (203). Within the same day, he tells Rainsford…

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    seemed a harmless man intrigued by hunting. But as the story continues, it becomes clear to the reader that he is not a harmless man. Rainsford was a hunter on his way to Rio for some jaguar hunting. He seemed like a very carefree person, completely unconcerned about legends and superstitions. He was very level-headed. The General Zaroff also seemed very level-headed. He was very proud of his accomplishments and thought himself to be the best hunter. General Zaroff appeared very harmless at the…

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    Everyday, at every moment, humans characterize each other regarding appearance, ethnicity or even social class. Characterization happens naturally for people all over the world. Rainsford in “The Most Dangerous Game” and Montresor in “The Cask of Amontillado“ can both be characterized by their sociopathic behaviors. In the “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Cask of Amontillado” Connell and Poe use foreshadowing to characterize their protagonists. Throughout “The Most Dangerous Game” Connell uses…

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    Have you ever felt the adrenaline while hunting? The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell takes hunting to the max for an ultimate rush… hunting humans. Zaroff demonstrates that he is one dangerous, determined and rich person. First, Zaroff is a dangerous man because he decides to hunt humans. “Civilized? And you shoot down men(pg 226)?” proves that he wants to hunt more than animals because he wants a real competition. He also states that if the one that's going to be hunted refuses, they…

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    about a man named General Zaroff who loved hunting. Though after hunting all over the world for almost every big game species. He started getting bored with hunting. He thought and thought about how to make hunting more interesting. He tried different weapons such as bows, but this didn’t help either. He couldn’t find anything to make it more interesting. Then all the sudden he had an idea, he didn’t need a new weapon, he needed a new prey. Zaroff’s new prey is human beings. There are two types…

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    world are flat out crazy; they are so crazy it would seem that they need a mental facility. (Authors & Characters) Zaroff, from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, and Montresor, from “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, are both a perfect example of this craziness. (Cites The Stories) In “The Most Dangerous Game,” Zaroff gets bored hunting animals, so he moves to an island, known as Ship Trap Island, to put human life in jeopardy of death. Montresor, from “The Cask of…

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    on the door and comes face to face a man named General Zaroff, who at first impression seems quite serious with his vivid white hair and military style mustache. After the two men talk Zaroff invites Rainsford over for dinner and during dinner Rainsford meets Ivan and talks to Zaroff about his impressive collection. When the general starts rambling about the most dangerous game that is found on the island Rainsford starts getting very intrigued and …

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    This is a plot twist because Zaroff had the odds of winning. He had experience hunting people, and when Rainsford becomes the hunted, the expected outcome was that Zaroff would win. Also when Rainsford is in Zaroff’s room, Zaroff stated that one of us will be fed to the dogs, and the other will sleep in this comfy bed. Then the narrator says that was the best sleep Rainsford ever had. This implied that he killed Zaroff and had taken his place as the new man hunter. This is a plot twist due to…

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    In the text, Zaroff says, …“I give him three hours’ start. I am to follow, armed only with a pistol of the smallest caliber and range…” (Connell 7) This huge advantage he gives his opponents shows that Zaroff is so confident in himself that he will not lose. Lastly, he thinks he is the best hunter. In the text, Zaroff says, “ Simply this: hunting had ceased to be what you call ‘a sporting proposition.’ It had become too easy. I always got my quarry. Always. There is no greater bore than…

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    “Congratulations, you have won the game.” Rainsford was a hunter who fell off his boat on the way to the Amazon Jungle. He washed up on Ship Trap Island, located in the middle of the Caribbean. There he was welcomed by the hospitality of Zaroff, a Cossack general who fought in the Russian Civil War. Zaroff was a hardcore hunter who truly only cared about hunting. After countless years of hunting animals, Zaroff wanted a bigger challenge; he wanted an animal that provided an immense challenge. He…

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