Analysis Of 'The Most Dangerous GameAndMarionettes Inc.'

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The main purpose of writing is to provide readers with life lessons that they can learn from to contribute beneficially on this earth. “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, “Marionettes Inc.” by Ray Bradbury, and “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant all provide much insight on one specific lesson. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a General that hunts humans, and he has never lost, but this time he met his match with Rainsford. “Marionettes Inc” is about a man named Braling that replaces himself with a identical robot so he may go to Rio without his wife finding out, but the robot may just take over his whole existence. “The Necklace is about a woman named Madame Loisel, she borrows a necklace for a party in order to look wealthy, but she loses the necklace and goes into poverty from buying a replacement to give to her friend. These three works all confirm that being too self-absorbed leads to selfish actions that often harm the causative person more than others; this is demonstrated when the characters put their needs before others in order to fulfill their own personal desires. Specifically, “The Most Dangerous Game”, exemplifies General Zaroff as egocentric through his unethical actions that he thought would benefit his self worth, but really the actions destroyed his life. Zaroff feels “The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure. I am strong… I hunt the scum of the earth: sailors from tramp ships--lassars, blacks, Chinese, whites,

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