The characters in this story, while interesting, are certainly not realistic. Yet, the author creates a likeable character in Sanger Rainsford and a despicable one in General Zaroff. Rainsford is the protagonist of this story. He is portrayed as a round character as he displays multiple traits. Interestingly, one of the ways he shows multiple traits is in his attitude toward whatever he is hunting. In the beginning of the story, Rainsford explains to a sailor, "Who cares how a jaguar feels?" (Connell) At this point he has no sympathy for the animal. It is simply an object to be hunted. However, that attitude changes when he, himself, becomes General Zaroff's prey. Once that happens, Rainsford all of a sudden cannot believe Zaroff's attitude toward what is being hunted, in this case, a man. Rainsford exclaims, "H...
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...le to understand what Zaroff was thinking about Rainsford and studying Rainsfords ever expression and move. Another time in the story when third person was noticed, was when Rainsford was being chased by Zaroff, and Rainsford was resting in a tall tree. Since this story was told in third person you knew what was going through his head when he heard and seen General Zaroff walking through the bushes, you also know what the General was thinking when he looked at Rainsford in the tree, but you also knew that Rainsford could not understand why the General walked away after he seen him in the tree. This story is better when you know both sides of the story, and it is way easier to understand.
Connell, Richard. “The Most Dangerous Game.” The Language of Literature. Arthur N. Applebee et al. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2000. 39-57. Print.
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