1. What words and phrases does Cornell use to reinforce the idea of evil?
In the story the author Richard Cornell put some words and phrases in the story to make it seem the idea of evil. An example is when Rainsford and Whitney were talking about the "Ship-Trap Island". The reason it made it seem evil is because in the story it is stated "'Do you think we've passed the island yet?' 'why' 'The place has a reputation - a bad one.'" This proves that if the the island had a bad reputation then something evil had to do with it.
2.In the beginning of the story, what are Whitney and Rainsford's views on the emotions of animals? How do Rainsford's views change as the action of the plot unfolds? Provide textual evidence.
Towards the beginning Rainsford had this opinion about hunting and animals don't seem to show feeling. As its stated he mentioned "'The best sport in the world,' 'For the hunter, not for the jaguar' '... not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels'". He didn't know how it felt to be hunted so he didn't really care how an animal felt about being hunted. Thats until he was out in that position. When the General started hunted him he knew that being hunted was so fun.
3.Explain how General Zaroff's character supports the notion the humans are inherently evil. Provide textual evidence.
The way General Zaroff shows that humans are in inherently evil is that at first he seems to be this nice character who you have no idea has done anything bad but then out of no where he seems to like to hunt humans. It is stated that the General was sweet by letting him in by saying,"... great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford... I've read your book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, you see,...". Out of the no where he wants to play a game which involve him punting Rainsford and has to in order to survive. That is why General Zaroff shows that humans are inherently evil.
4.When a person is faced with a life or death situation, he will go to extreme measures to survive. Agree or disagree with the statement and use textual evidence to support your claim.
I agree with this statement because when Rainsford jump off the boat he chose to swim to the island even though he knew it had a bad reputation but he had no choice. Its stated "He forced himself upward...dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliffs... him did not concern Rainsford just then. All he knew was that he was safe from his enemy..." Rainsford just wanted to get out of the ocean and be safe he knew he had to swim somewhere and the nearest destination was the island.
"The Most Dangerous Game": How does "The Most Dangerous Game" explore the idea of human nature? To what extent does the author portray human beings as good or evil? Cite textual evidence to support your conclusions.
The story "The Most Dangerous Game," explores the idea of human nature being evil. The reason I think this, by the way the author makes Genral Zaroff seem mysterious and a hunter that hunts humans. The author made Zaroff look like a nice man and a fan of Rainsford by the way he stated "... great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford... I've read your book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, you see,...". Then later on finding out Genral Zaroff is known to be hunter but of animals of human beings which in my opinion I think is a bit cruel and evil.These are reason why "The Most Dangerous Game" portray humans being evil.
References: "The Most Dangerous Game" By Richard Connell