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The Most Dangerous Game - "Get ready, General Zaroff," (Connell) states Rainsford as he is about to fight the General. "The Most Dangerous Game" is an adventurous story, written by one of the greatest American Literature authors. The story includes all the works: a detailed setting, an intriguing point of view, an interesting conflict, a protagonist and antagonist, a theme that shines throughout the story, and a mysterious twist at the end. "The Most Dangerous Game" won the O. Henry Memorial Award for short fiction in 1923 and 1924, which is proof that this story is worthy of reading....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Hunting big game animals for sport was a popular pastime with the wealthy classes following World War I. The morality of killing for sport was not questioned in reality, but in this short story the author does question it by taking it a step further and having the protagonist, Sangor Rainsford, hunted by the antagonist, General Zaroff.In a short story full of irony, one of the greatest ironies of Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” is that General Zaroff repeatedly tells Rainsford that he maintains a sense of civilization on his island....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game] 631 words
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Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - “Hunting is not a sport, in a sport both sides should know they’re in the game”(Paul Rodriguez)."The Most Dangerous Game," an adventure tale that pits two notorious hunters against one another in a life and death competition, is the story for which Richard Connell is best remembered. First published in 1924, the story has been frequently drawn together as a classic example of a suspenseful narrative loaded with action. Connell's story raises questions about the nature of violence, cruelty and the ethics of hunting for sport....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game]
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Comparing Short Stories “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous Game” - “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous” Game are both different stories, written by different authors. Liam O’Flaherty is the author of “The Sniper”. He was born on one of Ireland’s Aran Islands, in a large family. Since the Aran Islands have a tradition of oral storytelling, Liam O’Flaherty’s house was full of different kinds of stories. He also wrote about Irish peasant life and captured the struggles of the Irish Civil War. His best known novel is “The Informal”, and it talks about a betrayal set during the Irish Troubles....   [tags: Sniper, Most Dangerous Game,] 1005 words
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The Value of Life in Richard Connell’s, The Most Dangerous Game - Imagine if you went on a vacation with a friend and somehow ended up on a jungle island fighting for your life. That is what happened to Rainsford, the main character in Richard Connell’s thriller, “The Most Dangerous Game.” During this “vacation” Rainsford learned just how valuable a human life is. The value of life is the main theme in this story, but it is also important in the world around us and in my own personal life. In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the value of life is shown multiple times....   [tags: the most dangerous game, connell]
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Fears in The Most Dangerous Game - Fears in The Most Dangerous Game [ADM1] All around it was quiet. [ADM2]The birds were chirping and the leaves were blowing. Suddenly, a man fled from the brush, holding only a knife in his right hand. After the fleeing man had ran some distance, another man came out of the brush holding a revolver. This man walked calmly after the fleeing man not worried that the he would escape. The old, erect man stopped, and loaded his revolver. He then took aim, shot a round and hit the fleeing man just as he turned around....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1002 words
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Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game - Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game   Many people look at themselves in the mirror and say, " I know who I am."  But how many of them have done so after analyzing themselves through a story?  And if they have done that, how many of them were being honest with themselves. A Lacanian analysis can bring out sides of us that we didn't know existed. I found this to be true after reading "The Most Dangerous Game." By looking at the events in the story and the characters that play them out, I found that there is a part of me that has an insatiable curiosity and a love of danger....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 785 words
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The Importance of Choices in The Most Dangerous Game - The Importance of Choices in The Most Dangerous Game Can a man be driven from humble humanity to gross inhumanity by circumstance or situation. What effect do one's choices and training have on his morals. At some point in our lives we will all be forced to answer questions similar to these, and two characters in Connell's story "The Most Dangerous Game" are not exempt from these life decisions. Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff are both wealthy, both are hunters, and eventually both men are put into situations where critical choices must be made....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 719 words
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The Value of Life in The Most Dangerous Game - The Value of Life in The Most Dangerous Game   He is hunched down in the bushes, a .22-caliber pistol in his hand.  His blood-red lips split open in a smile as he watches his prey writhing, blood spouting from the wound, dry green leaves becoming wet crimson.  Then, with a terrible pleasure, he places the gun against the skull of his prey and fires one last round.  The hunter, brimming with sadism, drags his kill behind him, leaving a trail of blood behind on the ground.  Human blood.  This premise of man hunting man is one set up by Richard Connell’s short story The Most Dangerous Game....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1317 words
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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted in "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell - Where do you draw the line in hunting. Is it at the point where you feel pity for your prey. Is it the fact your prey feels pain. Or is it just that you’re stronger and they’re weaker so it doesn’t matter. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is a story about learning and experience, how the hunter becomes the hunted and moralities tested and learning the hard way. The main protagonist Rainsford is a well established hunter who has slaughtered many animals with great joy. He views his prey as aggressive creatures that are lower that lack any reason to live other than hunting....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, hunting,] 681 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Cornell - “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Cornell was a story which Mr.Cornell used 8 aspects of fiction to show his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The character’s used in the story gave the author a way to make his point of view come clear to his audience. The story uses sequence of events. The plot is how the story goes about. The setting is the surroundings of the story, or where it takes place. The suspense is the temporary holding of the information to keep the reading interested, and to keep the reader guessing and wanting to know what will happen so they will continue reading your story....   [tags: Richard Cornell The Most Dangerous Game] 1249 words
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Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game In Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game';, the use of literary devices, found blended with other literary devices, gives the story an inner meaning. The blending of literary devices effectively expresses the intentions of Connell to present contrast between the antagonist and protagonist points of view. As a result, the reader can gain insight on the good and evil sides of the story to enhance the purpose of his interpretation. "The Most Dangerous Game'; by Richard Connell presents literary devices such as foreshadowing, setting, and irony which reveal the underlying meaning of the story....   [tags: Richard Connell Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1170 words
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The Most Dangerous Game Analysis - Facing hardships, problems, or obstacles shouldn’t discourage one from completing their task or job. Many of authors usually put their characters through tough complications to show the reader that no matter what happens; anyone could pull through. In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connel, the main character Mr. Rainsford gets stranded on an eerie island with a bad reputation. He meets General Zaroff and gets thrown into a huge hunting game, where his life is on the line. In the end, he wins the game and will continue to hunt animals, but not people, as the general once did....   [tags: richard connel, general zaroff, hunting] 566 words
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The Most Dangerous Game: A Literary Classic - For a story to be accepted as a classic it must meet certain requirements. For one, it has to “withstand the test of time.” “The Most Dangerous Game,” was original published in 1924 and it is still commonly read today for entertainment and educational purposes. A classic also must have a certain “universal appeal,” meaning it touches upon some of our most basic emotional responses. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” it integrates themes that are easily understood by all types of readers, themes of competition, fear, and moral values....   [tags: Research Paper]
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The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado - Has a Story ever made a reader want to hurt the character responsible for trouble that’s being caused. Of course; usually the antagonist is often the nuisance. Richard Connell creates these instigative characters with pleasure and diversity. In his story “The Most Dangerous Game”, He Creates General Zaroff so that he is easy to hold a grudge against. Likewise Edgar Allan Poe Creates a character that is easy to hate. In his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, Poe creates a mastermind killer. Connells antagonist, General Zaroff, and Poe’s antagonist, Montresor, give the reader an invitation to hate them....   [tags: Richard Connell, Edgar Allan Poe stories] 614 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - One of the greatest qualities of humanity is the ability to respond to the circumstances and surroundings one might find themselves in at any given time. Authors convey this quality into literature constantly with their novels and articles. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a realistic fiction short story written by Richard Connell. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a stunning short story on the human condition, the dangers of blood-thirsty hunters, and defining the true meaning of a civilized person. Connell’s wrote his novel during the time period wealthy individuals enjoyed hunting animals....   [tags: short story, the necklace]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - An author’s main goal is to entice readers with their stories. In order to do so, they use various literary elements. The literary elements create mood, plot, and much excitement. Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” tells the story of Rainsford, who becomes trapped on an island and must fight. Suzanne Collins's trilogy The Hunger Games is the story of how Katniss must defeat the odds pitted against her. Connell and Collins use the elements of foreshadowing, allusion, and irony to create a sense of fear in their writings....   [tags: Literary Devices, Literary Analysis, Theme]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connel - As the sweltering, hot sun signified the start of a scorching afternoon, a young boy lay in the fields harvesting vegetables for another family. He had been enslaved to perform chores around the house for the family, and was only given very few privileges. While his stomach throbbed with pangs of hunger, he continued cooking meals for them. After the family indulged in the cozy heat from the fireplace, he was the one to clean the ashes. Despite his whole body feeling sore from all the rigorous work he completed, the young boy had been left alone to suffer....   [tags: struggle for independence, love, oppressor] 766 words
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My Most Dangerous Game - ... Rainsford would first sneak into the house, drag out Ivan’s body, and use it as bait for the dogs. This would distract them long enough to get into the cellar where General Zaroff kept his prisoners, and release them. After he rounded up his army, he would give them the wooden stakes he had carved while he was in the tree. Once everyone knew the plan, they would attack the general in his bed. When they were done with this task, they would all work together to kill the dogs with the general’s weapons....   [tags: personal narrative] 535 words
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Suspense in "The Most Dangerous Game" - Suspense, used to change the story drastically, prevents “The Most Dangerous Game,” from seeming too predictable and boring. Author, Richard Connoll, creates suspense by conveying unsettling emotions that the audience can relate to and that give a false sense of predictability. The title of this story, a major factor of suspense, tells the audience exactly what will happen. The interior suspense gives hidden meaning to the title and adds many twists to its foreboding plot. The element of suspense, leaving audiences guessing about future events, allows the audience to get emotionally involved in the story line....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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Literary Techniques Used in Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - The richness of General Zaroff’s lifestyle is a little ironic because one would not expect a man who lives this way to be uncivilized and hunt humans. Imagery is very important in a literary classic; it serves to intensify the impact of the work. Imagery also gives the story more detail, because the reader is able to uses their senses to understand the mood and theme of the story (The Use of Imagery to Reflect Theme). One of the main literary techniques Connell uses to make “The Most Dangerous Game,” an interesting and fast paced story is suspense....   [tags: suspense, irony, foreshadowing]
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The Bravery of Rainford Illustrated in The Most Dangerous Game - The Bravery in Rainford’s Actions Would you have been brave enough to play a “game” that was to most likely end in death. In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a man by the name of Rainsford is clearly brave because of the fact that he played the most dangerous game. His bravery can be proved by his actions, appearance, and speech. First, I can prove that Rainsford was brave by the way he spoke and acted with General Zaroff. When he speaks to people, he is clearly not afraid of what he says....   [tags: Character Analysis] 808 words
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The Value of Life in The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Imagine if you went on a vacation with a friend and somehow ended up on a jungle island fighting for your life. That’s what happened to Rainsford, the main character in Richard Connell’s thriller, The Most Dangerous Game. During this “vacation” Rainsford learned just how valuable a human life is . The value of life is the main theme in this story, but it is also important in the world around us and in my own personal life. In the story, The Most Dangerous Game, the value of life is shown multiple times....   [tags: vacation, yacht, murder]
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Literary Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Richard Connells “The Most Dangerous Game” is a short story which illustrates that calm analytical thinking can increase your odds of survival and controlling panic. We are introduced to the protagonist and main character, Sanger Rainsford who is a big game hunter and a WW1 veteran. The story starts off with a conversation between Whitney and Rainsford discussing the island, so we can understand the reputation it holds. Whitney is a fellow hunter, a flat character and used mainly as a plot tool....   [tags: hunter, survival, savage]
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Ethics Blurred in The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author creates two strikingly similar characters that blur the line of ethics. Rainsford, the protagonist, meets his adversary and leader of an exotic tribe, Zaroff, after falling off of a yacht and swimming to the nearest island. The short story then explores the events that transpires between the strangers – focusing on Zaroff's bloodthirsty hunt against Rainsford. Yet even with the two men on opposite sides of a loaded gun, they both share many common interests and views pertaining to their similar backgrounds, hunting methods, and desired end result....   [tags: resolution, hunting, sympathize]
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Are Characters from The Most Dangerous Game Civilized? - What does ‘civilized’ mean. What qualities would a civilized person possess. If you were to ask a group of people what they believed civilized meant, you would get varying opinions. There is debate as to whether or not the two main characters from “The Most Dangerous Game” are civilized or not. General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford both have civilized and uncivilized qualities. I’m going to present the reasoning behind my choices. When General Zaroff is first introduced in the story, it appears that he is a civilized person....   [tags: hunt, murder, immoral]
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he Most Dangerous Game by Richard Cornnell - One of the greatest qualities of humanity is the ability to respond to the circumstances and surroundings one might find themselves in at any given time. Authors convey this quality into literature constantly with their novels and articles. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a realistic fiction short story written by Richard Connell. This story conveys the sense of danger, fear, and hatred that prey feel for their predator while making a modern connection to the real world. Connell’s epic novel was written during the time period when hunting animals was popular with wealthy individuals....   [tags: short story, handicaped people, fear]
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The Most Dangerous Game - General Zaroff In the story The Most Dangerous Game a character named General Zaroff has a passion for hunting. He has been hunting since he was born. He has hunted every animal known to man, but, then he gets tried of hunting the same animal over and over. So he discovers a new animal human flesh. General Zaroff is person of bad character because he is cruel, cowardly, and untrustworthy. G. Zaroff is a cruel person because instead of hunting animals, he hunts humans and does not care for the value of life....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Attention Keepers in The Most Dangerous Game - Attention Keepers in The Most Dangerous Game In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, he uses several literary devices to keep the reader interested. During Rainsfords journey to and through the island of General Zaroff he partakes in an adventurous journey filled with mystery, suspense, and dilemma. These devices are used to keep the reader interested throughout the story. Mystery is used to give the story a scary and unusual setting. First, the story about Ship Trap Island is used to arouse superstitions....   [tags: essays papers]
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Desire for Competition in Coriolanus by Shakespeare and The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connells - ... These ideas are Zaroff’s incentive for the need to hunt Rainsford and any other human that trespasses on his island. The idea of war and competition as justification for murder is also prevalent in Coriolanus. The death of Coriolanus along with many other soldiers was due to their battles, and need for competition. Aufidius desire to compete with Coriolanus is based on his background for combat and conflict, which in turn instigates inspiration to seek revenge towards Coriolanus after losing battle to him several times....   [tags: competition, jealousy, motivation]
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Comparing The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - ... Finally, Tess Hutchinson receives the winnings; a piece of paper with a black dot present. We soon realize that in fact, this is no winning at all; the black dot is a sign of death. To be stoned by the villagers of the town to keep ritual alive. End of story. Some of the audience might be left in a state of mind were they feel incomplete and think the story was poorly told in these fictions. Yet, others left to think about why this ritual even exists, and why Mrs Hutchinson was to be the one chosen....   [tags: moral, audience, life]
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Reason Versus Instinct in “The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - In “The Most Dangerous Game,” Richard Connell correlates three common literary devices especially well: setting, suspense, and plot. Connell makes use of an appropriate setting, the literary element of suspense, and an interesting plot in order to strengthen the story’s recurring theme of reason versus instinct within humans, and to blur that line between reason and instinct. In order to emphasize his recurring theme of reason versus instinct, Connell first sets the scene for the story’s setting, the setting Connell chooses for “The Most Dangerous Game” fits exceptionally well alongside both the story’s plot, as well as, its literary element of suspense....   [tags: setting, suspence, plot]
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Being Hunted in the Jungle in Most Dangerous Game by by Richard Connell - Have you ever wondered what being hunted in the jungle would feel like. For one man this nightmare becomes a dangerous reality. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a man named Sanger Rainsford faces conflict while being stranded on what he thinks is a deserted island. While on the island he falls into the hands of the maniacal Russian General Zaroff. How many steps is one man willing to take in order to ensure his safety. How far is one man willing to go to fulfil his quest of hunting the most dangerous game....   [tags: survival, violent, victim] 893 words
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Rainsford: The Story of an Invincible Survivor The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connel - Rainsford: The Story of an Invincible Survivor As we read “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, we are introduced to Rainsford. The true survivor expresses several characteristics that help him to defeat General Zaroff and win the game. Connell not only shows us that by being confident, quick thinking and adaptive, Rainsford is able to survive against the most inhumane people like General Zaroff, but he concludes that these characteristics of a true survivor can help us to survive conflicts of our own society as well....   [tags: confident, resourceful, death]
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the most dangerous game - Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" is a very exciting story of a manhunt. This story made me think about the morality of hunting: Humans are the cleverest creatures on earth, but does it give them a license to kill the other animals and even human beings weaker than themselves. I give below a short summary of the story to set the scene and then I will explore the ethics involved in hunting as a sport. "The Most Dangerous Game" presents the story of a hunter, General Zaroff, who finds hunting human beings as the most dangerous and fascinating sport....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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The Most Dangerous Game - This story consists of two main characters, Rainsford and General Zaroff. Rainsford is an experienced hunter who enjoys the sport and has written a book upon the subject. He hunts because he enjoys it. General Zaroff has been hunting his entire life. Hunting has become dull and he needs something new to hunt. He has hunted the largest most difficult game and still is not challenged. Zaroff then decides to hunt man. This story takes place on a Caribbean island. The story involves a war between the two main characters....   [tags: Book Reviews] 366 words
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Irony in The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado - Irony in Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe Irony is used in writing to add new interest to a seemingly ordinary subject. Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe use irony throughout their stories, creating unique works. To recognize Irony, you must first understand it, then you can see how it is used in these two works. Irony is a word with many meanings aside from what we often think of as irony....   [tags: Richard Connell Edgar Allen Poe] 440 words
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The Most Dangerous Game versus The Child by Tiger - The conflict of good and evil presents itself in “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Child by Tiger” in two completely different ways. One story being commercial fiction and the other being literary fiction, there are many ways of viewing variables such as good versus evil, realistic versus unrealistic stories and moral significance. The stories have different voices and are meant for different audiences, but in viewing the overall moral importance of both fictional works, the story with a greater moral significance is “The Child by Tiger”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1013 words
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Comparing Character in Child by Tiger and Most Dangerous Game - Difference in Character in Child by Tiger and Most Dangerous Game In Thomas Wolfe's "The Child by Tiger," the character Dick Prosser is clearly more credible than General Zaroff in Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game." This plausibility is due to each character's lifestyle, murder motives, and personal morals. The difference in the characters is very dramatic. Foremost, how and where one lives tell much about a person. General Zaroff appears to be living in an almost make-believe world....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 630 words
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A Formal Literary Analysis of a Compilation Withholding “A Sound of Thunder”, “The Most Dangerous Game”, “Black Boy”, “The Necklace”, “The Birds”, “Th - “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 90). As can be seen in the essence of the epigraph of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has contrived an eclipsing, contemporary novel of prestigious influence, exalted for being a paragon of literature. However, its continuum is ponderously subjected upon the characterization of the novel’s protagonist, Scout. For fictional, allegorical literature bereft elemental story variants may be rendered less than useless....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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The Unexpected Killers in The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell and “The Child By Tiger” by Thomas Wolfe - ... When discussing hunting with his friend Whitney, he refers to it as the best sport in the world. Whitney comes back by saying “for the hunter” (Connell 1). They only consider hunting a fun sport is you are the hunter, but not the hunted. This conversation ironically comes back into play when Rainsford becomes the hunted and has to try to survive in his unfortunate circumstances. Both Wolfe and Connell make use of foreshadowing to intrigue their readers and make them want to read more. In addition to foreshadowing, “The Child By Tiger” and “The Most Dangerous Game” both address the issue of discrimination....   [tags: foreshadowing, hunter, characterization]
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Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Have a Loss of Innocence - ... Instead the picture of a younger girl comes to mind. Brown himself is innocent as he does not know what exactly is happening at the beginning of this story. He does not want to leave his wife. “What a wretch am I, to leave her on such an errand!” (Hawthorne pg 91) He is angry with himself, he doesn't know that something sinister is happening within the town. This will be this characters downfall. He has trust for the people in the town that he grew up in. Moving over to “The Most Dangerous Game”, we see a different kind of Innocence....   [tags: murder, hunt, sacrafice]
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Comparison of Themes in In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... The decision for him to decide was to join the devil or remain good. In the beginning, Rainsford changed from being civilized because he refused to kill another person. He knew that Zaroff wanted him dead. When people are faced with danger, they will do anything to protect themselves even if it results to death. In Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne is trying to critique the Puritan society and the appearance of how people view society versus their true identities. Goodman Brown, is having a constant battle within himself between good and bad....   [tags: innocence, morality, instinct]
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Suspense Used as a Ploy to Keep the Reader Engaged in The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Most Dangerous” Game by Richard Connell - ... Since Blackee ultimately decided to stay and adhere to T.’s malevolent plan to literally destroy Old Misery, The Wormsley Common Carpark Gang succeeded in doing just that. His crew wasn’t abandoned; ironically, they rendered a middle-of-the-road interest in whether or not Blackee took part in their endeavors. It seemed to be a shame that he made a decision somewhat based off the welfare of the crew and they disregarded him but even more pity to the man who lost his home and everything he owned....   [tags: hunt, survive, conflict]
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The Most Dagerous Game by Richard Connell - From Mark Twain to Amy Tan, American authors have refined the narrative form beyond what the Greeks and subsequent practitioners of the literary form have achieved. One of the most anthologized American narratives--"The Most Dangerous Game"--provides evidence of the American talent for incorporating narrative conventions, multiple conflict types, and language that achieves symbolic purpose. Thus, readers of this Richard Connell classic are given a lesson in perfect narrative form. Clearly, the author provides evidence of a sinister plot line in the exposition phase of the story....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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The Effects Of A Dystopian Society - The Effects Of A Dystopian Society "The Most Dangerous Game" and The Hunger Games are two very popular pieces of literary works which have been converted into movies and are enjoyed by many. The Hunger Games was most likely derived from "The Most Dangerous Game" because they share many similarities such as a remote location, survival of the fittest, a deadly game, dystopian society/setting, and lastly the survivor is the victor. The most important of these similarities, is a deadly game created by the dystopian society, in which the human race ferally fights each other in order to survive....   [tags: hunger games, the most dangerous games] 958 words
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Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child - Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child "By this I mean that I am debating with myself whether I shall place myself in some good man's hands and become a mother, or if I shall become wanton and go out in the world and make a place for myself." -Olga, "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" In Djuna Barnes's short story "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" (1922), the narrator, an adolescent girl named Olga, ponders her destiny on the occasion of her fourteenth birthday: should she marry, settle down, and have children or become a "wanton," independent woman....   [tags: Djuna Barnes Diary Dangerous Child Essays]
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