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The Most Dangerous Game

At the beginning of Connell's celebrated short story "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford and Whitney discuss the sport of hunting and have completely opposite views on the relationship between the...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020 7:59 pm UTC

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Rainsford evades Zaroff by making a complicated trail, setting traps, and using weapons. Rainsford accidentally ends up trapped on Ship-trap island with the sociopathic hunter General Zaroff when...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015 4:35 am UTC

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The two meanings of the title "The Most Dangerous Game" are obvious to see as the story progresses. The beginning of the story tells of the conversation between Sanger Rainsford and...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2007 3:26 am UTC

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An external conflict is a conflict that a person has with forces outside himself. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford has conflicts with General Zaroff, the jungle, and Ivan. First of all,...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012 2:03 am UTC

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One could argue that the primary lesson or moral of the story concerns the distinction between hunting, murder, and self-defense in regards to the way humans justify the act of killing. Before...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2020 12:46 pm UTC

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In the final part of Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," General Zaroff returns to his chateau, has dinner, and reads from the "works of Marcus Aurelius." He laments the loss...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2016 3:30 pm UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

What a wonderful question. Thank you for asking. Sanger Rainsford is the only character in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell who undergoes any kind of a change, so I have found four key...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

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I watched the 1932 movie version of the story a while ago and would not want to watch it again. It looked like what they used to call a B movie. In the old days theaters offered double features,...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2014 11:41 pm UTC

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General Zaroff is so polite when speaking with his guest that he seems to invite Rainsford to hunt in the game with him rather than be hunted. First of all, Zaroff explains how he "stocks" his...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016 3:56 pm UTC

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At the end of the short story, Rainsford sneaks into Zaroff's room and surprises him after being hunted for three days. Zaroff is initially startled, then congratulates Rainsford for winning the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2017 1:51 am UTC

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The climax of "The Most Dangerous Game" is located towards the end of the story when General Zaroff leads his pack of hunting dogs in Rainsford's direction, and Rainsford jumps into the sea to...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020 1:25 pm UTC

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General Zaroff is the clear antagonist of "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. He is a world-class big-game hunter who has bought an uninhabited island so he can do what he pleases. He is...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

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The name of the new animal that General Zaroff hunts is Homo sapien. In layman's terms, General Zaroff has started hunting humans. While talking to Rainsford, General Zaroff admits that he is...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016 12:18 am UTC

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There are a few morals that can be examined from reading Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game." Many lessons taken from stories can be subjective depending on the reader's personal experiences and...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2016 12:33 am UTC

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While Rainsford enjoyed the challenge of big-game hunting and similar recreations, Zaroff is more of an actual killer than hunter. Once Rainsford becomes both the predator and the prey, his outlook...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2008 11:24 pm UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

"The Most Dangerous Game," also known by its alternative title "The Hounds of Zaroff," is a suspenseful short story by Richard Connell. It was originally published in Collier's, an old American...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2016 7:22 pm UTC

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The point at which Zaroff decides to make Rainsford his quarry is kept deliberately uncertain, as it is a major factor in creating suspense in the middle of the story. It is perfectly possible that...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2020 11:49 am UTC

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In literature, a dynamic character is a person, typically the protagonist, who undergoes a substantial internal change as the plot develops. Throughout the short story "The Most Dangerous Game,"...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2017 12:03 pm UTC

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Yes, it's always fun when kids realize that the story's title has two meanings. Game refers to a word used to describe animals, and usually they realize or remember that while reading the story....

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011 12:58 pm UTC

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Ivan is killed by a trap that Rainsford set. Rainsford is on the run from General Zaroff for another day. Rainsford has had some success evading Zaroff, but Rainsford knows that Zaroff is still...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 1:44 pm UTC

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"The Most Dangerous Game" follows the story of Sanger Rainsford, a man who finds himself stranded on Ship-Trap Island after falling off a yacht en route to a jaguar-hunting trip in Rio de Janeiro....

Latest answer posted September 26, 2016 5:48 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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I feel that there are three main conflicts going on in this story. All three of them surround Rainsford. Two of them are internal conflicts, and one of them is an external conflict. The external...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2016 4:12 pm UTC

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A Burmese Tiger Pit is a hole too deep to climb out of. It is filled with pointed spikes facing upward at the bottom, then covered with brush or grass. The idea is to impale the victim on the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 11:36 am UTC

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General Zaroff is a sophisticated man who is well-read and values the finer things in life. During his dinner with Rainsford, Zaroff elaborates on the various books he's read about hunting. He...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2017 1:40 pm UTC

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It is correct that with a different setting the story would not be exactly the same. However, I do not think that the setting is entirely what makes this story work so well. The 1994 movie...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018 3:05 pm UTC

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"We should make it in a few days. I hope the jaguar guns have come from Purdey's. We should have some good hunting up the Amazon. Great sport, hunting." Refers to James Purdey & Sons, which...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2015 7:46 pm UTC

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Technically, Sanger Rainsford never really escapes the island in "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell. He asks to leave on the same night he arrives and as soon as General Zaroff reveals...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

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I do not think that you can call either of the two main characters flat in this story. There are too many layers to each character. Despite being a short story, both Rainsford and Zaroff are...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016 12:41 pm UTC

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Rainsford's fall from the yacht is caused by his lunging for his pipe, which is knocked from his mouth as it strikes a rope after he leaps upon a rail. Sanger Rainsford and his friend Whitney...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2016 5:50 pm UTC

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At the beginning of the story, Rainsford clearly states "Who cares what a jaguar feels?" when asked to consider the feelings of his prey. Of course, this is an easy statement for him to...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2008 10:57 am UTC

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General Zaroff is civilized in his knowledge of history and other areas, in his social manners, and in his tastes for food and wine and dress; he is uncivilized in his attitude that men can be...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2016 9:13 am UTC

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At the beginning of the short story, all Rainsford thought about was hunting. He was a hunter and he knew it. It was his passion. As for the animals, he did not care a whit. This is made explicit...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2015 10:58 pm UTC

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Killing should never really be considered to be justified whether in a work of fiction or not; however, Rainsford was in a position of kill or be killed. The whole thing is a case of kill or be...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2007 1:59 am UTC

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"The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell, is set on an almost-uninhabited Caribbean island. The only dwelling on the island is a castle-like mansion which belongs to General Zaroff. He is a...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 11:50 pm UTC

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The main irony in the plot of "The Most Dangerous Game" is in the fact that Sanger Rainsford, the world-famous big-game hunter, becomes the big-game being hunted. This is so bizarre that it is like...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2014 9:11 pm UTC

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Zaroff has turned his island into a trap for ships, hence the name. When sailors are stranded due to following Zaroff's fake channel lights, he then uses them as game in a hunt. Ships are drawn by...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2009 9:59 am UTC

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When General Zaroff went to his bed, Rainsford was hiding behind the curtain. Then, Rainsford challenged the General. The General accepted his challenge, adding that the winner would sleep in the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2011 9:52 am UTC

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General Zaroff describes the Death Swamp as filled with quicksand. When Rainsford encounters the swamp, he finds it filled with rank, dense plants and insects that bite him mercilessly. As he takes...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2016 12:39 am UTC

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The phrase "living a year in a minute" would be used to express the idea that something so big--and usually so stressful--happened in a short time that it is as if the one who experienced lived an...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2013 1:56 am UTC

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As “The Most Dangerous Game” begins, Rainsford is sailing down the South American coast with his companion, Whitney. The two engage in a philosophical discussion about the distinctions between...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 12:11 am UTC

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The answer to this question can be found early on in the story. Rainsford and Whitney are both standing on the deck of a ship as it passes Ship-Trap Island. Their conversation quickly turns toward...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 12:28 pm UTC

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Simply put, General Zaroff became motivated to hunt men because he found hunting animals to be of no challenge to him anymore. He desired more of a challenge, and to achieve the challenge he...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2007 10:47 pm UTC

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Borscht is a Russian soup made with beets that is blood red, symbolizing Zaroff’s bloodlust. Borscht is popular in the Ukraine and Russia, and other Eastern European countries. It is...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2016 5:23 pm UTC

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Apart from the "huntee" having a three-hours' head start and having a knife, there aren't any. It is an unfair advantage from the start and becomes even moreso when Zaroff gets help from...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2008 4:51 pm UTC

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Using Modern Language Association (MLA) format to cite your sources can seem daunting at first, but it's easy once you get the hang of it. All you have to do is plug information into the correct...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2018 8:00 pm UTC

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When the game begins, Rainsford immediately runs through the forest in an attempt to distance himself from General Zaroff. Rainsford then regains his bearings and realizes that the general will...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2017 12:03 pm UTC

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The external conflicts in "The Most Dangerous Game" include Rainsford enduring the dangerous, unfamiliar environment of the Caribbean Sea and Ship-Trap Island as well as his horrifying experience...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2020 11:21 am UTC

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Arguably, the most effective imagery in Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" is the light/dark imagery that prevails throughout the story. Rather than contrasting the light and darkness, however,...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2016 8:17 pm UTC

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Rainsford and Zaroff are alike in being hunters. They are both wealthy enough to indulge themselves in the expensive sport of big game hunting. Both have extensive hunting experience, though the...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2020 12:02 pm UTC

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