How would I compare the main characters from "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Sniper"?
I need to compare "The Sniper" and "The Most Dangerous Game" in terms of the sniper and Rainsford viewing humans as objects. What would the thesis statement be?
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford sees humans as being above animals with regard to their emotions, though processes, and etc. He comes very quickly to change his opinion when it is kill or be killed by General Zaroff. In the short story, “The Sniper,” on the other hand, the sniper does not have this problem. It seems as if he too has learned it’s kill or be killed.
While Rainsford does not seem to have any compunction about killing Zarroff and sleeping in his bed, the sniper has a different reaction when he looks into the face of the man he killed and recognizes his “brother”. Whether it is literally his brother or simply someone with whom he feels a connection, we don’t know, but he does have feelings of guilt whereas Rainsford doesn’t. The following enotes links might provide some information to help you.