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The Most Dangerous Game

This old adage does seem to fit General Zaroff well. Rainsford's first impression of Zaroff is certainly a favorable one. Zaroff's "palatial chateau" is full of magnificent furnishings--from a...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2011 2:36 am UTC

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Unfortunately, the story does not elaborate at all on the methods Rainsford employed in order to swim to Zaroff's home or enter his bedroom. We are only told that he jumps out as far as possible...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2008 5:34 am UTC

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I definitely think there are elements of fantasy in this excellent short story, but overall, I think this story cannot be called an example of the fantasy genre, because of its ostensible lack of...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 7:46 pm UTC

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There are several. Foreshadowing is the use of hinting at futuristic events. Saying that the island is "a mystery" and calling it "Ship-Trap Island" and describing "the crew's nerves" as "jumpy"...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2007 2:32 am UTC

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Much attention is paid to "Ship-Trap Island", itself used to foreshadow the way that General Zaroff has created an environment that literally draws ships to the island to be shipwrecked so he can...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2010 7:34 pm UTC

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Rainsford is on his way to Rio to pick up hunting guns especially designed for shooting jaguars. He is an accomplished hunter out to find a new thrill, and the blood-lust passion of the hunt is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2009 2:44 pm UTC

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While the tiger trap is useful for catching the large cat, it was used in the South Pacific as a guerilla warfare tactic. From four to ten feet deep, it is filled with approximately two dozen...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2010 12:28 pm UTC

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This is a tough comparison to make because Phoenix seems so different from Sanger Rainsford. She is an old and frail black woman. He is a relatively young and very physically vigorous white man....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 1:29 am UTC

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You are referring to "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, in which Zaroff is a character who has tired of hunting animals who cannot think or reason. He has decided that hunting men is the...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2009 12:45 am UTC

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Rainsford is surprised and impressed at general Zaroff's sophistication. I don't blame him. They are on a remote island. In light of this, Rainsford is probably surprised that there is life on the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015 9:08 pm UTC

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When Sanger Rainsford enters the home of General Zaroff, he asks his host if Ivan is Russian. Zaroff tells Rainsford that he and Ivan are both Cossacks. Historically, the Cossacks were an ethnic...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 6:54 pm UTC

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Latest answer posted September 9, 2008 3:23 am UTC

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It seems like the hunted in our society is anyone who faces prejudice or discrimination. General Zaroff represents anyone who has a narrow-mind about the worth of human life as dictated by anything...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2012 4:33 pm UTC

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First, one must understand that Zaroff is a bloodthirsty savage as the story's antagonist. He likes hunting people in the first place, as he considers them the ultimate predator/prey combination....

Latest answer posted February 12, 2009 5:47 am UTC

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Since you have this in the group for "The Most Dangerous Game," I assume you are asking about things in this story. I assume that you are asking about the heads that the story talks about -- the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2010 3:57 am UTC

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Latest answer posted September 10, 2008 7:07 am UTC

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Richard Connell, author of "The Most Dangerous Game," develops his characters with the classic methods of indirect characterization: through a physical description of characters through the...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2012 4:06 am UTC

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The resolution of the story happens when Rainsford is found hiding in Zaroff's bedchamber the night that Zaroff thought he had won his game by default because Rainsford jumped off a cliff....

Latest answer posted November 17, 2007 10:40 pm UTC

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Rainsford refuses to stop the game when Zaroff offers to declare Rainsford the "winner." Because Rainsford has been the prey in Zaroff's "game," or hunt, he still sees himself...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2008 11:13 am UTC

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1. Rainsford survives when he jumps off the cliff to escape the dogs. We assume he will die.2. He appears--somehow--in Zaroff's bedroom after swimming across the cove and finding the correct room....

Latest answer posted October 11, 2008 8:55 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 5:36 pm UTC

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There is really very little to suggest that the character of General Zaroff in Richard Edward Connell's short story The Most Dangerous Game is multidimensional or "round." On the contrary, despite...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2017 4:01 am UTC

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The answer to this question depends on individual readers. I can see how a reader might think that the dialogue might seem unnatural, stiff, and/or awkward. None of the characters are given...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 11:19 pm UTC

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General Zaroff found the perfect place for him to practice his most dangerous game. Ship-Trap Island proves to live up to its name. Surrounded by "giant rocks with razor edges," passing the island...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2011 9:24 am UTC

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There is basically no "feud" in "The Most Dangerous Game." There is a hunt between Zaroff and Rainsford with Rainsford being the prey. This is also the main conflict of this...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2007 12:44 am UTC

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The act of revenge is another theme that is found in Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." Although Rainsford is repulsed by General Zaroff's style of hunting and he considers...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010 8:55 am UTC

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There are differing opinions on whether the climax comes at the moment Rainsford jumps from the cliff or when he is discovered to be hiding in Zaroff's room, behind the curtain. I would consider...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2007 12:38 pm UTC

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I think you are very much confused. There are no paintings of eyes in "The Most Dangerous Game." The only thing that would be hanging on the wall would be animal and human heads. There are no...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2009 2:58 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2015 4:55 am UTC

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The island is only referred to as Ship-Trap Island when Whitney tells Sanger Rainsford the legend about ships going in and never returning. The legend is very similar to the tale of the Sirens in...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2008 7:20 am UTC

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General Zaroff is depicted as a maniacal murderer who ruthlessly hunts defenseless humans throughout his island for fun. He is initially portrayed as a civilized, intelligent man with a palate for...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 3:28 pm UTC

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One of the main features of this story is how scary and suspenseful it is, or at least that's how I remember it being the first time I read it years ago. So look for things in the description of...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010 5:21 am UTC

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As the protagonist, Sanger Rainsford of New York City, and his friend Whitney sit on board the ship that is a few days from Rio de Janeiro, they talk of hunting the jaguar. They also converse about...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 4:45 am UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

The characterization of Rainsford, in Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," is one which allow readers to see the stereotypical "man's man." Connell does a wonderful job providing both...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 7:52 pm UTC

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In the story The Most Dangerous Game, the word game has several meanings. When the big hunter Rainsford lands on the island, he is assuming the word game means the big animals he has always...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 11:53 am UTC

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Rainsford is standing at the edge of a cliff trying to decide whether to take the chance of jumping off to escape Zaroff's hounds. The author uses the edge of the cliff to create suspense. When...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2009 2:43 am UTC

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Zaroff is gald that it is Rainsford, because Rainsford is a worthy adversary-- someone who will be difficult to find, and kill. As it turns out, he's so worthy that he defeats Zaroff.

Latest answer posted October 4, 2007 7:53 am UTC

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Rainsford faces many tough decisions throughout his adventure on Ship Trap Island. First, it was his original opinion that hunters are all important and have no need to consider the feelings of...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2011 4:26 am UTC

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Character in "The Most Dangerous Game" is the higher importance, because it sets the stage for the story's conflict. However, the setting is just as important. Since the story depends on there...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012 8:00 pm UTC

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The general is a madman. The reason why he created the new "animal" to hunt is out of sheer boredom. According to the general, he hunted far and wide, and there was no animal that could stand up...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2015 9:55 pm UTC

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The two men come from very different backgrounds. Rainsford is "an American hunter of world renown" who has written a book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet. He, like Zaroff, has...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2008 11:12 am UTC

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The reason Zaroff makes such a good character in the book is the surprise that comes with him. The whole island itself is not what it seems as Rainsford finds out. He hardly expects there to be a...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2008 9:04 am UTC

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I have always wandered that about this story. He defeated Zaroff, now what? Do you think that there is a possibility that Rainsford might possibly take Zaroff's place in other ways and not just...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2007 11:40 am UTC

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If Connell had taken the time to explain Rainsford's preparations, the story would have lost intensity. Connell works hard to build the strong emotional response of the reader. This intensity...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2009 7:39 am UTC

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I'm guessing your question concerns "The Most Dangerous Game" since that is the group your question is posted under. The wording of your question is a bit confusing. Do you mean three...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2008 9:19 am UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

Connell's story is a great example of several literary devices. Connell's story makes great use of foreshadowing. He gives clues at the beginning of the story that elude to what is to come. When...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2007 2:28 am UTC

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The setting is a Caribbean island called Ship-Trap Island, owned by General Zaroff, sometime in the twenties. The story was written in 1924, and there are references to World War I. Therefore,...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 3:16 am UTC

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The primary conflict inThe Most Dangerous Game, is Rainsford vs. Zaroff. Rainsford fights to survive, as Zaroff hunts him. Rainsford uses traps he's learned as a hunter himself to slowly gain the...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013 1:50 am UTC

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A number of themes are presented in "The Most Dangerous Game". You might choose to write about how irony becomes a theme. The title is the first example of irony in the story, working on two...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 5:34 pm UTC

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In his beginning dialogue with Whitney, Rainsford displays absolutely no compassion for the animals he hunts and kills. He asks Whitney, "Who cares how a jaguar feels?" Then he tells Whitney the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2009 8:14 am UTC

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