The Most Dangerous Game
The story is an inversion of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s.
One of the suspects in the Zodiac killi...more
QUESTION: What do Gilligan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Homer Simpson and this Star Trek alien** have in common?
ANSWER (select the one that best applies):
1. None of them could act their way out of a puff of smoke.
2. They all starred in adaptations of Richard Connell’s famous short story “The Most Dangerous Game.”
3. They are all very happy NOT to be Jan Michael Vincent.
4. All of the above.
Yes, it was an easy, soft ball of a question; the correct answer is 4.
**Removing the last...more
"Great sport, hunting."Rainsford is a hunter who (very conveniently for the plot purposes of this very compact story) utters statements such as, "The world is made up of two classes—the hu...more
"The best sport in the world," agreed Rainsford.
"For the hunter," amended Whitney. "Not for the jaguar."
The Most Dangerous Game is a short story about a hunter who falls overboard and ends up on an isolated island where he discovers a mansion that looks like a castle. The owner of the mansion is a hunter as well and he wants to hunt play the most dangerous game with Rainsford. I had to read this for school and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s a wonderful short story with vivid pictures of the island and the way the story is told is suspe...more
If you're reading this for pleasure, beware: it is more of a horror story than an adventure. For that reason it's also hard to enjoy, much less read again. The very nature of it - humans hunting each other for pleasure - defies humanity. Like The Hunger Games, I don't think I could recommend this book to anyone without regretting it.
But despite the insanity, I appreciated Connell's writing abili...more
Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" is a great read. It actually has fewer characters than the movie, and moves more quickly. It's one o...more
The metaphor that played through my mind was the general as a g...more
It’s a cunning little story, something that sounds like I would write… it has a round-about way of saying things, without directly stating what’s going on. Most of it is implied and adds to its level of macabre suspense. The setting and the character of Rainsford remind me vividly of The Island of Dr. Moreau. General Zaroff also reminds me a bit of the island dwelling mad sc...more
I would suggest this to anyone. It's quite a short story and worth it to read, with a grain of salt. It makes you think definitely, and there are many meanings in it that, if they're caught sight of, are both entertaining and thoughtful.
This is the type of rough and tough story I wouldn't usually read, as hunting doesn't appeal to me, but I'm glad it was chosen for my advanced English class. I read it about two years ago now, but it sticks w...more
There is a scary amount of realism to the story, especially in the time that it was written. Best - or possibly worst - is how easy it is for me to understand the Ge...more
Connell does a nice job at developing an unsettling mood. The fall from the boat and large home on the island all add to a level of creepy that moves the story the forward. The characterization of the antagonist was pr...more
Sanger Rainsford and his hunting companion Whitney are traveling to the Amazon forest to hunt the fabled big cat of that region, the jaguar. After a discu...more
This is clearly a short-story that has fallen out of the mainstream as of late and from my understanding it is not on many 'required reading' lists for students anymore as it used to be. I spoke to two different English teachers that I know, and both had not just never read it, but also never heard of it. I guess stranger things can happen.
Like falling out of a boat, swimming to shore and meeting a socially isolated ego-maniacal psychopath. But was Zaroff really a psychopath in modern terms, as...more
General: No. You are wrong, sir. The Cape buffalo is not the most dangerous big game. Here in my preserve on this island, he said in the same slow tone - I hunt more dangerous game.
Rainsford expressed his surprise: Is there big game on this island?
The General nodded: The biggest.
Rainsford: What have you imported, general? Tigers?
The General smiled: No. Hunting tigers ceased to interest me some years ago....more
"The Most Dangerous Game" is one of those short stories that stays with you for years after you have read it. I put it in the same class as Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," which is another story you can never forget. Connell's story is one you...more
Connell uses foreshadowing to give the reader a desolate view of the Rainsford’s fate. While discussing hunting with Whitney, Rainsford declares sarcastically, “Who cares how the jaguar feels?” Whil...more
This book takes place during the 1920's soon after WWI. Sangor Rainsford is an avid hunter on his way to Rio to hunt Jaguar when...more
I actually had it on in the car one day while giving a friend a ride home and as we pulled up to his house he asked me pleadingly if we couldn't just sit for a minute and finish it up. So for 10 minutes we sat i...more
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