“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “The Child By Tiger” by Thomas Wolfe are two short stories that have completely different plots, but have many similarities that relate them. Both stories deal with unexpected killers and have a twist that surprises the audience. These pieces make use of foreshadowing and address discrimination, but the characterizations of the protagonists are very different and they affect the readers in distinctive ways.
First, Thomas Wolfe and Richard Connell use foreshadowing in their stories to give the audience a glimpse of what is to come. Foreshadowing is a literary technique that subtly reveals events that are going to occur later in the story. In “The Child By Tiger,” Wolfe uses many signs to …show more content…
In addition to foreshadowing, “The Child By Tiger” and “The Most Dangerous Game” both address the issue of discrimination. In “The Child By Tiger,” it is clear that Prosser is a slave but craves to be considered as respectable as a white man. However, because of his skin color, he was not even allowed to attend church with the family that he worked for. The story stats that when Prosser “drove the Sheppertons to church on Sunday morning… he would come up to the side door of the church while the service was going on… and stand there humbly and listen during the course of the entire sermon” (Wolfe 157). His disappointment of having to stand outside of the church to worship is evident to Wolfe’s readers, and displays the harsh discrimination that eventually pushes Prosser to go on a killing spree. “The Most Dangerous Game” also displays discrimination in its plot. In a conversation with Rainsford, the antagonist Zaroff states that he only hunts “the scum of the earth… lassars, blacks, Chinese, whites, mongrels” (Connell 7). This blunt discrimination against these different types of people shows the audience that Zaroff is after a certain type of prey. The discrimination used not only connects Connell’s and Wolfe’s stories, but it is also used in order to make a point to the audience that prejudice is a huge problem in the world.
While these stories have many similarities, they also do have some significant differences, including the characterization
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“The world is made up of two classes - the hunters and the huntees.” In the short story ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ which was written by Richard Connell there are two main characters, Rainsford and General Zaroff. Rainsford thought that General Zaroff wanted to hunt with him when in all reality General Zaroff wanted to hunt him(Rainsford) himself. Richard Connell uses irony, theme and characterization to develop the plot and characters. The use of these literary devices suggests that Connell wanted to make the story more interesting and suspenseful so the reader can enjoy reading it.
What’s scarier? Learning that the murder previously put in jail is returning to your town, or that you’re trapped on an island where the only other people hunt men for sport? High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a film about a marshal who has to protect his town from a gang of criminals. “The Most Dangerous Game,” written by Richard Connell, is a story about two hunters, one who hunts animals, and one who hunts men. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two very different stories, including differences between the themes; but there are similarities as well, including the setting and characters.
Have you ever been hunted down by a psychopath war general, rabid pack of dogs, and a giant mute knouter named Ivan, and escaped? “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is about a man named Rainsford who gets stranded on an island with an insane head honcho on a small, isolated island in the Caribbean sea. Behind every work of literature, are literary elements that make it successful. “The Most Dangerous Game” is successful due to descriptive imagery, suspenseful plot, and ability to get to the point.
In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” author Richard Connell expertly exploits foreshadowing and vivid imagery to emphasize danger and suspense. Many authors attempt to do this, but only a small few succeed. Everyone who has stayed up past their bedtime reading a book will tell you, they stayed awake because the book they were reading was filled with suspense. It is suspense that separates the great stories from the good stories. And “The Most Dangerous Game” is definately a great one. By using foreshadowing and utilizing his characters five senses, Connell keeps readers at the edge of their seats, eagerly waiting to find out what comes next.
Richard Connell’s short story, The Most Dangerous Game, tells the story of a famous hunter named Rainsford, who falls off of a yacht and swims to an island called Ship-Trap Island. While on Ship Trap Island, Rainsford encounters a man named General Zaroff, who began hunting humans on the island after becoming bored of hunting animals. One night, Zaroff announces to Rainsford that he will be the next victim in his hunting game. Zaroff informs Rainsford that if he manages to survive for three days without being killed, then he can leave the island. Throughout the plot of this short story, there is a consistent theme of the world being composed of two classes of people: the hunters and the hunted. General Zaroff and Rainsford both find themselves to be divided into this class system, at various times during the hunting game. In this short story, Connell uses foreshadowing to portray the idea that there are two classes of people in the world: the hunters and the hunted, in relation to Rainsford and Zaroff.
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The Child by Tiger" by Thomas Wolfe and The Child by Tiger" by Richard Connell were two pieces of literature set in two different time frames. Even though these two novels are by two different authors, they both still have many things in common. These pieces of literature also have some distinctive differences. In spite of the fact that Thomas Wolfe and Richard Connell were alive around the same times, they each lived two completely different lives. For instance, Connell graduated from Harvard and was actually born in the same state of the school which was New York. He also fought in World War I for the United States Army in France. In contrast, Wolfe spent his whole life were he born which was in Ashville, North Carolina. In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game and Thomas Wolfe's "The Child by Tiger" the characters General Zaroff and Dick Prosser have some contrast and differences; yet, each of them have lives characterized by corruption and conflict. With that said the cultural dissimilarities in the lives of the authors account for a lot of of the dissimilarities in their short stories.