The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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Story Comparison Essay

Whenever people go to the movies or read a book, they long for an interesting story to be entertained by. Whether it is action filled or suspenseful, they want a stimulating plot that makes them feel good. In 1952, Carl Foreman wrote the screenplay for a movie called High Noon; a classic tale of when the hunter becomes the hunted. Then in 1924, Richard Connell wrote another classic, called "The Most Dangerous Game". Although both stories demonstrate similar examples of the setting and conflict, the main characters react very differently to the unusual situations they find themselves stuck in. High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Game" share many similarities throughout the text. For example the setting. Both stories do a great job of displaying how far away the characters are from civilization. "It bakes in the sun, a rather crooked and winding street that seems deserted now in the Sunday calm" (Foreman 288). This quote from High Noon, focuses in on the Main Street of the town. It isn 't very busy because of how small the town is, and the fact that it is in the middle of a desert. The only way in and out of the town is by train and not many people want to go into the desert, so the town doesn 't have many visitors. "Jagged crags appear to jump up into the opaqueness; he forced himself upward, hand over hand. Grasping his hands raw, he reached a flat piece at the top. Dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliffs" (Connell 214). This quote
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