Rainsford In The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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Most Dangerous Character As he ran through the woods, trying to survive, he was scared he would be found. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell there are many people who seem very dangerous. Three reasons why the main character is dangerous are the following: he is experienced, persevering, and cunning. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell the most dangerous character is Rainsford. Rainsford is a very experienced hunter. When he first arrives on the island he finds an empty bullet casing, he identifies the type of gun that the person is using just by a casing. When he is being hunted he sets multiple traps to try and stop General Zaroff. He first sets a trap called the Malay man-catcher that injures the General. Connell writes, “Rainsford if you are within sound of my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you. Not many men know how to make a Malay man-catcher” (37). He also sets a Burmese tiger pit trap that catches one of the Generals dogs. He kills the Generals assistant, Ivan, by using the knife. He tied it around a young tree and when they got to it the trap went off and sent the knife into Ivan. Since Rainsford is so experienced and he knows how to hunt, that makes him the most dangerous character.…show more content…
He survives being hunted by the General with only a knife, during which he kills one of the dogs and Ivan. At the beginning he falls of the boat and manages to survive by swimming to shore. As he was trying to swim to get on the boat he realizes he wasn’t going to catch it, “A certain cool-headedness had come to him; it was not the first time he had been in a tight place” (25). Even when he knew that he probably wouldn’t survive, he still kept going and even tried to take down the General when he was being hunted. Rainsford being so persevering makes him such a dangerous person because he won’t give
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