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The Most Dangerous Game

The man versus man conflict is between Sanger Rainsford and the maniacal General Zaroff. General Zaroff carries a loaded weapon and hunts the unarmed Sanger Rainsford throughout Ship-Trap Island....

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 5:02 pm UTC

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Sanger Rainsford is considered a dynamic character who experiences a change of heart and perspective from the beginning to the end of the story. At the beginning of the story, Sanger Rainsford is...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 10:59 am UTC

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Depending upon the person, there are many definitions of the word "civilized" For our purposes we will use the definitions from the World English Dictionary of "having a high state of culture...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2011 3:59 am UTC

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A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as." A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words "like" or "as." In Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game,"...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2016 8:16 pm UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Edward Connell, A man named Sanger Rainsford falls off a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean, swims to an island, and finds a luxurious chateau....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 6:02 pm UTC

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After General Zaroff's henchman, Ivan is killed by Rainsford's Ugandan knife trap, Rainsford—who is afraid that he will be attacked by Zaroff's hounds—runs to the edge of the cliff and throws...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2016 11:23 pm UTC

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One of the ironies of Connell's famous story is that in the exposition of "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford and his friend Whitney, who are on the ship in the Caribbean night, argue about the...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2015 6:44 am UTC

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I would argue that General Zaroff is a flat character in that he doesn't really change all that much throughout the story. Yes, he congratulates Rainsford at the end of the story for winning his...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 8:28 am UTC

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"After the debacle in Russia I left the country, for it was imprudent for an officer of the Czar to stay there. Many noble Russians lost everything. I, luckily, had invested heavily in American...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2014 2:45 am UTC

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The term "narrative hook" was given that name by writers and editors because it was the element in the story that "hooked" the reader's interest and motivated him to continue reading until the end....

Latest answer posted August 30, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2015 10:44 pm UTC

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"The Most Dangerous Game" is a story about hunting. It specifically addresses hunting for sport or trophies rather than subsistence hunting for food. Perhaps the iconic upper-class version of...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018 5:53 pm UTC

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Yes, I do think that "The Most Dangerous Game" has a resolution. In a standard plot chart, the latter half of it would be climax, falling action, and resolution. I've seen equal support for the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016 1:34 pm UTC

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Certainly, the circusmstances surrounding Sanger Rainsford's washing ashore on Ship-Trap Island are very mysterious, a condition which well serves to create suspense in the reader. After the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

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This is a very famous story, mostly because we can really believe something like this happening. It makes us question our beliefs about hunting and murder, and even the value of human life. It's...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011 11:53 am UTC

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General Zaroff is the antagonist of the short story "The Most Dangerous Game," who attempts to murder Rainsford on Ship-Trap Island. General Zaroff is initially depicted as a civilized,...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2018 11:25 am UTC

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General Zaroff is able to finance his lifestyle because he invested heavily in American securities. Many of his countrymen had lost everything they had due to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2007 4:35 am UTC

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I would consider this story as literary fiction. The characters are very well developed and Rainsford changes at the end. It has a valid theme. At the beginning , Rainsford has a ruthless attitude...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2009 4:54 pm UTC

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First, Rainsford's thoughts during his conversation with Whitney, his hunting partner onboard their ship, gives off a sense of foreboding when he tells the reader, "What I felt was a -- a...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2008 7:41 am UTC

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General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford are both expert hunters. They're not just good at hunting; they actually enjoy it. For these men, there are few things more wonderful in life than bringing down...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 10:59 am UTC

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Short Answer: One of General Zaroff’s best hunting dogs is killed after falling into the Burmese tiger pit. After narrowly missing an opportunity to kill General Zaroff using his Malay mancatcher,...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 3:17 pm UTC

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There seems to be a general tendency among people who exploit others to think of themselves as being better than those they exploit. A prime example was the aristocratic men and ladies in the South...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2014 11:55 pm UTC

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General Zaroff stocks his island by misdirecting passing ships using a simulated lighthouse. Rather than directing the ships to safety, the light leads the ships to the rocky shore. Those sailors...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2008 11:10 am UTC

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At the beginning of the short story, Rainsford and Whitney are sailing on the Caribbean Sea, heading towards Rio in South America to hunt jaguars in the Amazon rainforest. Rainsford is a...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017 10:52 pm UTC

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Student , this is a prediction question, meaning you are allowed to speculate, or make your best guess. What do you think of when you hear the words "dangerous" and "game," for...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2008 2:09 am UTC

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As far as place is concerned, the story progresses through a variety of locations around and on what is known by sailors as 'Ship Trap Island' in the Caribbean Sea - a place feared by them. The...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2016 2:34 pm UTC

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In the story, the General says that a human being is the ideal animal to hunt. He maintains that a human being possesses three traits that an animal does not. First, the human being has the...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 8:40 pm UTC

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In this tale of the eternally predatory nature of man, Sanger Rainsford finds himself in the ironic position of prey. Having been trailed and toyed with--"The general was saving him for another...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2013 3:33 am UTC

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The secretive island that Rainsford is sailing by while smoking his pipe on the deck of a ship is called Ship Trap Island. The island is cloaked in dark mystery, and Whitney, Rainsford’s companion,...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 7:17 pm UTC

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General Zaroff tells Rainsford that the men are capsized in their ships by an act of God or he helps it along with the push of a button that causes flashing lights. This is supposed to warn...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2007 12:09 pm UTC

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It's difficult to accurately say what purpose Richard Connell had in mind when he wrote his famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." There are three potential answers. First, he may have been...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 10:52 pm UTC

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The most obvious similarity between the two stories is the theme of murder. In "TCOA", we learn immediately about the intentions of Montresor--to kill his enemy, Fortunato. It is only at the end...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2012 8:45 pm UTC

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Presumably there are people in the higher ranks of society who do truly fiendish things and yet put on a mask of courtesy and kindness in company. This was even said to be true of Adolf Hitler....

Latest answer posted October 3, 2014 11:18 pm UTC

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In the conversation that Rainsford and Zaroff have together before the beginning of the "most dangerous game," Zaroff introduces this viewpoint and attempts to justify it to Rainsford, who is...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2011 7:11 pm UTC

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It's hard to argue that Zaroff's hunt of Rainsford isn't the most exciting part of "The Most Dangerous Game." However, I've always enjoyed the final scenes of the short story when Zaroff dines on...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010 9:46 pm UTC

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Ambiguous means that somthing is open to or has several possible meanings or interpretations. The end of this story is ambiguous because the author does not really tell us the Rainford kills...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2009 12:16 pm UTC

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Rainsford is repulsed when Zaroff discloses that the prey of his new game is the human kind. He demands a way off the island immediately, but Zaroff merely provides him with a soft bed and silk...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2013 11:31 pm UTC

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It is hard to take "The Most Dangerous Game" terribly seriously. General Zaroff is a stereotypical adventure-story villain, and Rainsford is a stereotypical adventure-story hero, the kind of man...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 2:26 pm UTC

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In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Ship-Trap Island is the setting of the story which acts as another character with its complex terrain and mysterious reputation. Set deep in the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2019 3:06 pm UTC

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The answer to this question is a resounding, "no." The game is not fair in any respect. Here are the reasons: First, Zaroff has the home field advantage. He knows the island and the terrain very...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015 7:54 pm UTC

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The basic situation in Richard Connell's 1924 story is that Sanger Rainsford, a New Yorker and a noted big-game hunter, falls off a yacht and into the world of General Zaroff, a Cossack and hunting...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2017 11:20 pm UTC

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The most compelling lesson to be learned here is caution. Not all people can be trusted. Unfortunately, given today's news programs, that lesson is even more evident than when this story was...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2007 4:11 am UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

The answer to this question leans heavily on the matter of characterization. In "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford is characterized as the good guy, and he engages in a man-to-man conflict with...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2018 8:31 pm UTC

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Rainsford is supposed to be a man of the world, a great adventurer, a fearless hunter, and so forth. And yet he looks like an idiot when he allows himself to fall off a yacht in what is known to be...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2014 11:40 pm UTC

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A bit of context is important first. Rainsford is running away from Zaroff. We are in the middle of the hunt. As Zaroff is making gains, Rainsford decides to hide in a tree. At first, Rainsford...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2015 1:07 am UTC

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An example of an external conflict that caused an internal conflict within Rainsford was General Zaroff’s decision to hunt him. An external conflict is a conflict between a character and someone...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

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In Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford is the one who uses the word "superstitious," not Whitney. Whitney uses the word "lore" to explain the feeling of the "poisonous" air that he...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2016 5:47 pm UTC

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General Zaroff resides in a "palatial chateau" located on Ship-Trap Island, which is in the middle of the Carribean Sea. Zaroff's chateau is magnificent and Rainsford initially thinks he has...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018 12:58 am UTC

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Foreshadowing in a piece of literature is when the author provides hints or clues to suggest what may take place later in the story. In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game," Richard Connell...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 6:41 pm UTC

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An onomatopoeia is an example of a literary device that imitates and mimics the natural sound of something. Writers utilize onomatopoeias to make their writing more interesting, vivid, and...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2018 1:00 pm UTC

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