If I could describe this story in two word first word would be “Perseverance”.Why?,You might ask my reason is because General Zaroff wants to kill.
While Rainsford tells him what he’s doing is wrong.General Zaroff thinks high of himself and looks down to Rainsford. General Zaroff thinks there is only two types of people in this world the hunter and the hunted but rainsford has a different perspective. He disagrees with what Zaroff is doing and is describing it as murder. He doesn’t think it is right but he soon figures out that he has no choice and has to play Zaroff’s game.General Zaroff says he was born into hunting but rainsford simply does not know what he means. I think General Zaroff and Rainsford are two different type of people I think General Zaroff is the hunter and Rainsford is the hunted.I would also say fear because the story was interesting at the beginning the most because that’s when the most fear was going on.
General Zaroff tells Rainsford multiple times he will not be disrespected on his island and if he wanted to hunt he would continue.Rainsford was scared of his consequences. Rainsford was unaware in the beginning that General Zaroff hunted human. He was startled when he figured out. I would describe General Zaroff as a really mysterious and creepy person because in the beginning of the story he already knew Rainsford and at the dinner table he would stare at rainsford creepy as if he couldn’t wait to hunt him.
Also Ivan is a really challenging person. I wouldn’t describe Ivan as a human being. General Zaroff treats ivan like he is below him and as if he doesn’t know what is going on. He uses ivan as a secret weapon.The most obvious theme in the most dangerous game is about the relationship of the hunter and the hunted. It talks about man vs.
man and man vs. nature. While being hunted Rainsford tries different techniques and strategies to not get hunted. He creates four traps in total.The Malay mancatcher,the Burmese,Tiger Pit The Ugandan Spring Trap,and trapping General Zaroff in his room.If Rainsford refuses to participate he would have been hunted.He had no choice ,he would’ve gotten hunted by Ivan and he did NOT want to risk it.
At the end of “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford wins the game. Although the hunt was the initial challenge, when the two men come face to face in Zaroff’s bedroom, he issues another challenge to Rainsford. This time, the winner gets to Zaroff’s comfy bed, while the loser will be fed to Zaroff’s hungry dogs. At the end Rainsford outsmart Zaroff and gets the comfy bed while Zaroff got fed to dogs. At the end I would say the most dangerous game offers a clever play on words.
The most obvious conflict in the story is the straightforward, man-versus-man conflict.