Although it takes some time Rainsford slowly realizes that Zaroff is referring to hunting humans. In an odd way, this moved me to something like excitement; excitement for that danger that lurked ahead of Rainsford in the jungle of bushes all over the island. Intertextual Connections Personal Reactions I thought that this story was intriguing to the audience and engaging while reading. The two men agree that the game is still ongoing, and the winner will sleep in the bed, as the loser will be fed to the dogs. He wakes the next afternoon and sets off in search of food, forced to skirt the thick growth of the jungle and walk along the shore.
Zaroff pushes the conversation along by asking Rainsford what the three most important qualities of an ideal prey. Another happening in the story was when General Zaroff set the hounds on Rainsford. Imagery is language that appeals to the senses. In the final chase, Rainsford dives off the edge of the cliff into the ocean. The suspense is almost unbearable. It connects to the main theme because it shows how you can be decieved by a first impression, but as you get to know someone the tables can turn.
Rainsford is horrified by Zaroff's revelation. You have the choice of a banana or handful of cheez-its. He does manage to kill one of Zaroff's prized dogs and Ivan. Zaroff uses his reasoning to explain why men are the most interesting game to hunt; men can reason, and thus provide a challenge that no animal can contend with. Instead of facing the dogs, Rainsford jumps into the rocky sea below.
Stunned and disappointed, Zaroff returns to his chateau. Connell drags out the details of the hunt, causing the reader to feel more and more hopeless as each one is unveiled. Summary Zaroff explains to Rainsford that he is familiar with his work because he reads everything on the subject of hunting. A man versus nature conflict is also present as Rainsford faces the jungle in his attempt to escape from Zaroff. There will be both internal and external conflict. He cuts a complicated, twisting path through the undergrowth to confuse Zaroff and then climbs a tree to wait as darkness approaches.
Zaroff admits that the hunting of tigers ceased to interest him long ago. Rainsford ends up becoming trapped on Ship-Trap Island, and that is where he and the reader are introduced to General Zaroff. Here Connell has the characters play around with the blurry ethical lines between socially condoned killing hunting and warfare and murder. If the men refuse to be a part of the game then they must suffer at the hands of Ivan. Croft leaves him two choices, to face Ivan or partake as the hunted. Both men are aficionados of big-game hunting. It tells the readers how the topic is introduced, displayed, and comes to a climax before the resolution.
But what Rainsford sees as bonding over a mutual love for hunting has a sinister dimension that he has yet to fully grasp. Excited to have pulled Rainsford into his game, Zaroff toasts to finally having an adversary worthy of his skills. Rainsford had fallen off a yacht in the Caribbean Sea and swam up onto the beach of a mysterious island. Zaroff explicitly cites the chief motivation behind hunting on the secluded island as a growing boredom with the large game present in the rest of the world. In 1994 , a homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains.
When Zaroff smiled at Rainsford he is described as red lipped with pointed teeth. Even Whitney, a courageous hunter of jaguars, is afraid of the island. We observe two seemingly normal people with dark sides to each of them and will explain how each one is similar and also very different from one another. This comment makes readers suspect that the way things are is about to be flipped on Rainsford. The conflict in this story is man vs. At a party later, the hunters reveal that nobody really dies on The Most Dangerous Game Island.
Zaroff finds Rainsford easily but lets him escape to prolong the pleasure of the hunt. Sanger demonstrates his quick wits after falling off the boat. Whitney is a fellow hunter, a flat character and used mainly as a plot tool. By the end of this story, Rainsford is faced with the challenge of being murdered, or becoming the murderer. He challenges Zaroff to one final duel.