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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    After Rainsford hears of General Zaroff’s game, he is horrified. He calls the general a murderer. The general considers the hunt a very civilized game. He tells Rainsford, “Dear me, what a...

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    General Zaroff hunts human beings for sport. He finds them challenging because they are the only animal that can reason. When Rainsford expresses shock at the idea of the game, Zaroff explains...

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    In Richard Connel's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," Sanger Rainsford is a big game hunter on his way to South America to hunt jaguars. While traveling by yacht he accidentally falls...

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    When he discovers Rainsford in his room, the general draws in his breath, saying with a smile, "I congratulate you...You have won the game." However, Rainsford is not satisfied with just winning....

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    General Zaroff stocks his island with game by causing ships to become shipwrecked on his island. He has a light that would indicate a channel where there is no channel, but rather treacherous...

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    Early in the story, Rainsford has come back out on deck to have a smoke. While alone on deck, he hears three gunshots. Somewhere, off in the blackness, someone had fired a gun three times....

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    General Zaroff, the antagonist in Richard Connel's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," is most assuredly criminally insane. After all, the general hunts men. He must be considered one of the...

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    General Zaroff lives for danger. Hunting is very important to General Zaroff. He above all else cannot stand to be bored. He loves to hunt, and the more dangerous the prey, the better. However,...

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    Physically, Zaroff is tall, handsome, middle-aged, and slender. However, it is the other aspects of Zaroff that are interesting. I am quoting from the story off the internet, so the page numbers...

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    Chance or coincidence plays a large role in that Rainsford happened to fall of his boat, and happened to be a famous hunter. Chance or coincidence do seem to play a role in this story. The first...

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    General Zaroff's conditions for the hunt include giving the man he is hunting good food, a hunting knife, and a three hour head start. Having these conditions tells the reader that General Zaroff...

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    General Zaroff is excited about Rainsford's being on his island because he has become jaded and finds no challenge in the "prey" he has been hunting. Now, he expects Rainsford to offer him...

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    The setting of the story is "Ship-Trap Island." Obviously it's an island. But it is not a desert island. It is loaded with trees, brush, and undergrowth. That is one advantage right there,...

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    Rainsford is a world-renowned hunter. We know this, because general Zaroff has read his books. Rainsford also loves hunting. Big game is his thing. Moreover, he does not really care about what...

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    Zaroff, according to himself, is a great hunter. He admits to Rainsford that normal hunting of lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) has gotten boring. Hunting was beginning to bore me! So in order...

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    The basic irony of the story is that the hunter is hunted. The irony is even starker, because Rainsford is a world-renowned hunter. No one would think that he would be hunted. In addition, in...

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    General Zaroff is arrogant in several ways. First, he is arrogant in that he thinks he is the greatest hunter. He thinks that no animal stands a chance against him. This is why is says he is...

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    General Zaroff is a complex figure in the short story. On the one hand, he is a sophisticated and well-cultured person. Even Rainsford who has been around is pleasantly surprised at Zaroff's...

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    This is a good question. These words, "black bearded" come into the story when Rainsford finally gets to shore onto the island. As he proceeds to the house on the island and knocks on the doors,...

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    The plot of the story can be summarized in three statements. First, Rainsford, a world-renowned hunter, is on a hunting expedition with his friend, Whitney. Along the way, Rainsford falls off the...

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    This is a great question. It is debatable. In my opinion, Rainsford had to do what he had to do. In other words, he did not want to kill General Zaroff, but he realized that if he was going to...

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    The resolution of the story comes when Rainsford presumably kills General Zaroff. This is likely what happened, because Rainsford sleeps in Zaroff's bed. This ending perfectly fits the story. In...

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    Rainsford's primary trait is that he is a hunter; in animal terms, he is a predator. This answer will follow the format of the image provided: Claim: Sanger Rainsford, by his own admission, is a...

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    In his short story "The Most Dangerous Game," Richard Connel uses indirect characterization to describe the two main characters in the story. The reader also finds that by the end of the story the...

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    Zaroff especially welcomes Rainsford because the general looks forward to the challenge that hunting Rainsford will pose. Zaroff is aware of Rainsford's reputation as a hunter. When Rainsford...

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    The text does not tell us clearly how many days Rainsford was out in the island. However, if we follow the storyline and make an educated guess, he spent two nights on the island. The first night...

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    Rainsford is a brave in two ways. First, he is a hunter. In fact, he is a world renowned hunter. We can deduce this from the fact that General Zaroff recognizes him and has even read his books....

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    Zaroff does indeed congratulate Rainsford. In fact, he congratulates him twice in the story. He first congratulates him when Rainsford makes a clever trap during the hunt. He makes a Malay...

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    This is a good question, but it must be said right from the beginning that we cannot give a definitive answer, because nowhere in the short story does Rainsford speak on this topic. In fact, he is...

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    General Zaroff thought it was his lucky day. For one thing, Zaroff read Rainsford's book on hunting snow leopards in Tibet. Moreover, Zaroff, like Rainsford, loves hunting. Most of all, general...

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    What a good question. Generally speaking, general Zaroff is evil. The extent of his evil is seen in his brazen desire to hunt humans for his own pleasure, or to put it another way to hunt humans...

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    The whole story is rooted in suspense. So, if you take away suspense, you change what is central to the story. We can see this in several ways. First, in the beginning of the story, the island...

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    A motif is characterized as a dominant feature in literature. In "The Most Dangerous Game," the motif of being civilized is present throughout the entire story and is especially prominent in the...

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    This is a great question. When reading a text, it is always important to look at the context. Therefore, when we look at the context of these words, general Zaroff is explaining to Rainsford that...

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    At the beginning of "The Most Dangerous Game" the reader finds Rainsford, the protagonist, on the deck of a yacht with his good friend, Whitney. Rainsford is headed to Rio with his friend to hunt...

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    The biggest irony when it comes to Rainsford is that he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. In the beginning of the story, he has a conversation with Whitney, his friend. Whitney suggests that...

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    It did not take long for me to think that the most dangerous game would be a game of hunting humans. The story gave a few clues. First, the name of the island that Rainsford was passing,...

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    Zaroff does not give his human prey a fair chance. He has all of the advantages in the hunt. Zaroff tells Rainsford that he was such a good hunter that he got bored. Hunting even the biggest...

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    Arguably, general Zaroff is the most dynamic character in the story. There is nothing static in the way he is described. Let me give you a few examples. First, when Rainsford meets him, Zaroff is...

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    When Rainsford finds out that General Zaroff is actually hunting humans instead of animals, Rainsford is disgusted. He calls him a murderer. Moreover, Rainsford says that he wishes to get off the...

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    General Zaroff, from his well-provisioned castle on "Ship-Trap Island", is in the practice of capturing sailors and hunting them, one at a time, across the expanse of the island, in an effort to...

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    Rainsford realizes that the general is toying with him when he turns back, and he decides he will need to up his game and not lose his nerve. When Rainsford is first told by General Zaroff that he...

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    Rainsford should not be charged with murder because he kills Zaroff in self-defense. Zaroff has been trying to kill him throughout most of the story. Rainsford has managed to escape up to the end,...

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    General Zaroff considers humans to be the most dangerous creatures to hunt because of their ability to reason. General Zaroff reaches this conclusion after becoming bored with the ease of hunting...

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    When Sanger Rainsford wanders to his elegant chateau's door, General Zaroff is delighted as the "celebrated hunter" introduces himself because now he will have someone to challenge him in hunting...

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    In short, the conflict between Rainsford and Zaroff is finally resolved when one wins the "game." Let me unpack this sentence. First, we need to realize that Zaroff has created a "game." Zaroff...

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    Rainsford says that he is a hunter and not a murderer because he is refusing to participate in the game as a hunter, and does not yet realize that he is playing as the prey. Sanger Rainsford is a...

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    This is a great question. Clearly the answer lies somewhere in the middle. However, if I had to choose only one, I would say that reason is what wins out in the end. This is intimated in the middle...

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    First of all, let's define what an argumentative essay really is. An argumentative essay is a type of essay where you take a position on a subject, and argue that your stance on that chosen issue...

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    There are two definitions of "prevail" that would apply here. Prevail can mean to persuade. So, the first instance of Rainsford's attempt to persuade the General occurs when they are eating dinner....

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