The Most Dangerous Game Analysis

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The Man With a Passion Many people do not know the story known as the Most Dangerous Game. The author Richard Connell wasn’t a critically acclaimed author. But this story shot him up to fame. The story revolved around Rainsford and the hyper General Zaroff, who engaged in a wild hunt. The theme of this book mostly went on Zaroff. “Passion can drive a man insane.” is the main theme of this story. With evidence supporting our theme, such as his own childhood. Not to mention how he called his personal assistant Ivan a deaf and dumb person since both of them were Cossacks! Moreover, there had been a conversation between Zaroff and Rainsford that showed his past experiences, which then led to how he started hunting. It will be shown with Zaroff, that passion can indeed drive on insane. The first point of evidence would be where Rainsford had arrived on the island…show more content…
In the middle we were shown the second discussion or also what some like to call “the lunch conversation”. As Rainsford became horrified about Zaroff hunting humans, he then curiously questioned how can a man of his wealth commit such murder. To which Zaroff replied like this. “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if needs be, taken by the strong. The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure. I am strong”. Zaroff has no principles or morality as may some call it. He only wanted to please himself and could go to any limits, due to his island being completely deserted. Since the island was owned by him, and the people he hunted couldn’t call for help or even escape his island, he had become a man of skill and agility. We were shown this when the hunt had actually begun. When Rainsford set a trap known as the Malay man-catcher, it seemed as if Zaroff had come across this in his previous hunting’s. “Not many men know how to make a Malay man-catcher. Luckily for me, I too have hunted in
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