What Is Rainsford's Argument Against Insanity

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“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the decisions made by the two men are prompted by the amounts of pressure induced upon them. Both of the men changed when they met. When Zaroff tells Rainsford that he hunts men and when he begins hunting him, Rainsford begins to see through Zaroff’s point of view. He was being hunted and his primal instincts were primed. Through the author’s use of tone and dialogue, the story explores how insanity can pass on to other people and influence their moral choices. When Rainsford falls off his boat and swims to the distant island, he meets General Zaroff and when he learns about his hunting of humans, Rainsford thinks that this concept is completely insane. “I cannot believe what you are saying, General Zaroff” (Connell 27). This statement showed his disbelief and how he feared for his own safety while at the mercy of this one man. This idea was portrayed through the use of dialogue. Zaroff though his philosophy was correct due to his statement “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if need to be, taken by the strong” (27). In this statement, he states his belief that he is one of the stronger men in society and that he deserves special rights as a man from this upper class. From…show more content…
Through the amounts of pressure put upon Rainsford, led him to change his point of view and he ended up killing Zaroff himself. "He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided" (36). This showed how he has changed to the point where he takes the position of the man he was opposed to the preceding night. The tone the author used in this passage showed how Rainsford did not think of this murder as a problem. From these conditions, the author has revealed to us that Rainsford has become an insane man himself. Due to the fact that he has just killed a man and takes this fact lightly shows how he is slowly becoming

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