The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell tells the classic tale of the "hunter becoming the hunted" but poses its ' own twist onto it. The story entails two grown men, Rainsford and General Zaroff, competing in an ultimate battle of survival skills and instinct where the final victor is the one left standing after Rainsford fell off a boat leading to another one of his famous animal hunting trips. Throughout the human hunt, Rainsford obviously has the short end if the stick due to the fact that General Zaroff owns the island they are one and that he has access to dogs and any other resource that he needs while Rainsford is left with bare-bone equipment and his skill. In the end, Rainsford overcomes General Zaroff and rightfully takes his position as the leader.
The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst is a emotion pulling story about the ambitions of a child blinded to consequence. The main character is not given a name, but is an older brother to a physically disabled child named Doodle that was predicted to never walk, until the brothers dedicated themselves to find a way to beat the odds and teach Doodle how to walk. After weeks of work, Do...
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...what should have been different." However, by the time the brother looks back over these memories, the reader can infer that he has grown, and with age comes maturity and the skill of being able to accept things the way they turned out. Not only was the brother able to face life and accept the facts, but he is able to look back upon his memories and enjoy the last remembrance of Doodle.
Sonder is the emotional link that connects ever story to an infinite tree of endless possibilities. It can even connect characters from stories that would never be expected to fit together, like a story of teenage emotion and a story about survival of the fittest. Human emotion is found in almost every piece of literature and they all belong in an ever long puzzle, where each piece will fit together perfectly because they all the ability to have something in common through sonder.
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