The Most Dangerous Game

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Imagine turning up on an island with a psychotic man, a man who hunts humans. This is what General Zaroff does, on Ship-Trap-Island. General Zaroff is a rich hunter who hunts most animals, even the most dangerous. This is the story written by Richard Connell, called The Most Dangerous Game, It is about a psychotic man with a hunting obsession. Once Zaroff gets bored with the hunting animals he turns to something new, humans. The author thinks that hunting is normal, that people have a killer instinct. That it is our human nature to hunt, and kill. The author also thinks that it is human nature to look for new challenges and to live strong. Much like Zaroff, the author believes life, is for the willing. It is in our, human nature to hunt,…show more content…
General Zaroff is clearly not under control with his hunting habits. General Zaroff creates for himself, a dangerous hunting game. More dangerous than all the rest, an animal can reason and feel.This animal is a human. The general has gone over the edge. By following his instincts and making his desires reality, general Zaroff now has access to this dangerous game. He hunts and kills them with a pistol, disregards their feelings, and treats them like animals. Some people, such as Rainsford, have decided that obeying the law and sticking to the principles is better than following nature. Rainsford says,“Thank you, I'm a hunter not a murderer.” Rainsford chooses to be civil and lawful. Rainsford quite obviously has more control over his actions than the general. The general gives into his dark side and gives into his guilty desire to hunt animal that has reason, courage, and cunningness. Rainsford chooses not to because he knows wrong from right. But perhaps, when dealing with your human nature you must succumb to your darkest…show more content…
To live you must overcome challenges, defy odds, and in a mental way and physical way, become a strong person. Zaroff says:“Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and if needs be taken by the strong.” Zaroff believes that in order to live in this world comfortably, you must be strong. The general was tough, he hunted the simplest game to the most dangerous. He was physically strong, but not mentally, he gave in. Rainsford, however, was both. For rainsford to win this game. He needed to be mentally and physically quick, which he is. Zaroff said you need to be strong in life, and Rainsford definitely was. He overcame his challenges and was
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