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    Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is about the hunter, Rainsford, stepping into the shoes of the prey. He needed to know survival skills to avoid being caught and killed. Like the character, people should know the basics of survival in case of such emergency. It is an important skill to learn because catastrophe is unpredictable. You never know when you could need it. Concerning the above, it is important to be prepared for disaster. In interest of self preservation, it’s generally a good idea to know how to protect and sustain yourself in the wild. If Rainsford hadn’t known the skills that he did, he would’ve died on the island he was trapped on. “These stakes he planted in the bottom of the pit with the points sticking up. With flying fingers he wove a rough carpet of weeds and branches, and with it he covered the mouth of the pit.” (Richard Connell, pg. 22) This trap, or rather Burmese tiger pit Rainsford made saved him from being found and killed by seizing the dog that General Zaroff was using to track him. Given that he hadn’t received food before hand, he…

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    In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Connell, Rainsford fell off a yacht and swam to an island where he met General Zaroff, a famous hunter. The next day, Zaroff tried to convince Rainsford to hunt with him, but what he really wanted to do was hunt him. Later that day they started to play “the game” where Zaroff hunts Rainsford. A few days later, Rainsford managed to kill Zaroff and won the game! Throughout this journal, Zaroff can be characterized as confident and evil.…

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    Perfection is something everyone should strive for in life, but only a few can truly reach it. In the short story, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, General Zaroff perfected his hunting skills to the point where normal hunting became too boring. The General is not a normal hunter, he likes the thrill and danger involved in hunting, instead of most hunters which enjoy the challenge of the animal, and hunting mainly for food. General Zaroff wasn't always a perfect hunter though, when he…

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    The Hunt In this fascinating short story,” The Most Dangerous Game”, a young man, Sanger Rainsford is in a shipwreck and is stuck on Death Trap Island. In order to leave, he must survive, being hunted by a man. General Zaroff is like a psycho man who is hunting him. This short story is written by Richard Connell. In this essay, it will tell you about how everything goes down… When Rainsford is caught in the shipwreck, he is trapped on an island and he meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff seems…

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    In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the protagonist is Rainsford. He is a big game hunter. In the beginning of the story Whitney says to Rainsford that maybe animals can feel something besides just fear then Rainsford says to Whitney “Don’t talk rot, Whitney, You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how the jaguar feels?”(6). This shows that Rainsford is an arrogant human being, but can core beliefs change when somebody’s life is threatened? Rainsford…

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    In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell the main character, Sanger Rainsford’s character progresses considerably in multiple aspects throughout the course of the story. Although the biggest change has to be his perspective on hunting and how much he cares about the animals being hunted. He begins by having no regard for what he is doing to animals, begins to knows that some hunting is wrong and finally ends with sympathy for the game being hunted. At the beginning of the…

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    Anthony Nguyen Mrs. Bailey-Dumas Language Arts 02 October 2017 The Most Dangerous Game Writing Prompt Nothing is ever perfect, but in this corrupt and uncertain world, it can be comforting to imagine an alternate reality in which life is flawless and where everything is perfect.” That reality, is called Utopia. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a big-game hunter, named Rainsford falls off a yacht and lands on a mysterious island, there, he finds a village. In the village,…

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    In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the theme of the story is that obsession can be dangerous. The protagonist of the story is Rainsferd and he is sailing past “Ship Trap Island.” Rainsferd is a good well known hunter. The antagonist of the story is General Zaroff. Zaroff fought in a war and likes to hunt. Zaroff got tired of hunting animals because he could predict their moves. Zaroff’s solution was to start hunting people that were trained by his assistant Ivan.…

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    Where does one draw the line in hunting? Does hunting go as far as searching for prey such as animals or does transfer into a deeper conception such as humans? Or is it just one’s desire to hunt anything and everything? “The Most Dangerous Game,” written by Richard Connell, creates a suspenseful mood in the story. A hunter, General Zaroff hunts humans, such as Rainsford as a game. This short story uses strong characterization as a contributor to the mood, although the setting creates a stronger…

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    In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, General Zaroff demonstrates an attitude of extreme self-entitlement and an aggressively competitive nature to maintain dominance on Ship-Trap Island. General Zaroff, from the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” most certainly demonstrates the character of a typical gothic villain. Firstly, General Zaroff has a very attractive and compelling presence which masks his evil nature. Secondly, General Zaroff evokes a level of terror…

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