In order to figure out why this story has such a wide appeal you must investigate the themes of the story. The story examines the issues of hunting, human morality, the worth of human life vs. the worth of an animal's life. The story deals with the effects of war on those who fight in them, and the issues of human arrogance. These are all issues that appeal to a large number of people across many cultures and generations. The story deals with human cruelty, revenge, and is an action packed thriller of a story that contains a great deal of violence.