Most Dangerous Game Essay

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In the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell A man named Sanger Rainsford suffered many conflicts. Rainsford had a conflict with the sea (nature), a conflict with General Zaroff (man vs. man), and a conflict with himself. ________________________________________

Every time a person solves a major crisis in his or her life, a bigger one arises. In the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell a man named Sanger Rainsford suffered many conflicts. Rainsford had a conflict with the sea, a conflict with General Zaroff, and a conflict with himself. Swimming in a secure pool is fun. On the other hand swimming in a pool of salt water splashing in your face till you gag, is not as much fun. Swimming in the salt saturated sea for hours seems quite impossible, on the contrary, in this story; Rainsford had to do it to survive. Either that or he gets swallowed by the sea. In the beginning of the story Sanger Rainsford fell off his yacht on his way to a hunting expedition. He had faced many hardships on his way to safety. "Desperately he struck out with strong strokes after the receding lights of the yacht” pg.57. Not only did he have to rough out the sea, but he also met a psychotic murderer. Along with the sea, Rainsford met a man on the island he landed on, named General Zaroff. Zaroff was from the Soviet Union, until he was sent away after the Czar was assassinated by communists. Soon after he had bought his own island, in which he called, "Shiptrap Island" pg.54. He is an abnormally big game hunter. One day Zaroff had decided that regular animals were too predictable and easy to hunt, so he needed an animal that had a less primitive mind. The general's, "perfect quarry," was the human. General Zaroff made a game out of his hunt, where the man would be sent on his own for a day and then get hunted for two days. If the man gets caught, he is shot and loses the game. If the man does not get caught in those two days, which has never...
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