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. The choices the men make are derived from different situations, but both have similar results.
Initially the setting of the story is on a yacht in the Carribbean. Rainsford is involved in small talk with his friend, Whitney, and the conversation is about their favorite hobby, hunting big game. The fact that these men could afford a hunting trip to the Amazon speaks of their wealth, and these men have apparently taken several trips together. General Zaroff is not unlike Rainsford in this respect. From his childhood, Z...
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- ... 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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