“I hunt more dangerous game….” Similarities and differences can appear anywhere, especially in the short story and the movie called The Most Dangerous Game. They have similar, yet different expositions, characters, and plots with conflicts. Many people say that books or short stories are better than movies because of the similarities and differences that are found. Books or short stories are usually more descriptive, informative, and do not stray too far from the central idea or main theme, while movies only fall into one or two of these categories. Movies hardly ever fall into all three categories, however if they do the movies become better. This is not the case with The Most Dangerous Game. One place where movies and short stories have major similarities and differences is at the beginning of the story or the exposition.
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.
The Most Dangerous Game In the story ‘’The Most Dangerous Game’’, the protagonist is named Sanger Rainsford, who happens to be a highly experienced ‘’big game hunter’’ as mentioned in the text. Rainsford dislikes that General Zaroff has a different belief in the primacy of the human life and the respects that it should deserve. Rainsford is a curious man, talented hunter, intelligent and has a strong sense of personal morality. Rainsford has a highly numerous amount of external conflicts in the story which includes being ‘’General Zarrof’s’’ prey, a several mile swim in the darkest night, climbing up sharp rocks, Jumping off a cliff, outwitting General Zarrof and etc.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the protagonist (Rainsford) struggled with the actions of the antagonist (General Zaroff) throughout his adventure. The images used to describe the island, deadly swamp, and castle show that it is inhabited and a dangerous place with the use of setting, imagery, and the tone Connell shows Rainsford’s difficulties, persistence, and triumph to the audience. By using these key aspects, Connell makes important connections to the theme while alluding to hunting as the main concept of this whole adventure.
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”.
Over the course of writing history there has always been a slight to major difference between a book and their film adaptation(s). Such differentials are used to attract and keep readers engaged; these techniques have worked for decades and are continuously used in modern writing. The film adaptation of the suspenseful and irony filled short story “The Most Dangerous Game” contains major differences and similarities when compared to the short story originally written by Richard Connell. Although there were multiple differences and similarities when comparing the actual short story and film adaptation of “The Most Dangerous Game” I want to point out the biggest differences and similarities, explain why these major differences and similarities between the short story and film adaptation are important and crucial when it comes to the similar plot of each.
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “The Child By Tiger” by Thomas Wolfe are two short stories that have completely different plots, but have many similarities that relate them. Both stories deal with unexpected killers and have a twist that surprises the audience. These pieces make use of foreshadowing and address discrimination, but the characterizations of the protagonists are very different and they affect the readers in distinctive ways.
Conflicts in the Most Dangerous Game Just like in every society, in every story there are conflicts. What is the line between man and beast? What separates the hunter from the hunted? Where does sport end and murder begin? In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the protagonist, a man by the name of Sager Rainsford, is trapped on an island in the middle of the ocean.
Many examples of literature often contain the transformation of a major character, and “The Most Dangerous Game” seems to follow the same pattern. At the beginning of the piece, Rainsford is introduced to us as cocky big-game hunter with eyes set only on adventure and entertainment. Throughout the story, we observe his transformation from a calm and composed strategian, to a man who has truly feared for his life. Because of his newfound position as prey, it may be safe to assume that he leaves the island, or at least the deathmatch, with a greater sense of empathy and respect for the beasts he hunts. However, it can also be said that his Cossack predator experiences no such transformation, as he remains good-humored even in the face of the death of his behemoth assistant and one of precious dogs, suggesting little to no change in his cold and vicious
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.