He accidently killed Stilson in the beginning of the book without knowing until chapter 15, because he kicked him so many times. He did not mean to, he just wanted to win and make them stop harassing him. Ender always feels like a killer after he kills someone, even when it’s not on purpose. For Ender, he doesn’t want to be a killer because he doesn’t like killing people and he thinks that it will make him like Peter. Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter.
Who cares how a jaguar feels.” Rainsford doesn’t view hunting animals as murderer; however, he says that Zaroff is a murderer because he is hunting human being. At the moment, the story dramatically changed because Rainsford was forced to go hunting the big game with Zaroff. After Rainsford has set traps to kill Zaroff’s best dog and Ivan, and also injured Zaroff himself, Rainsford has escaped from Zaroff by jumping into the ocean. Instead of running away, Rainsford came back and killed Zaroff. When Rainsford confronted Zaroff in Zaroff’s bedroom, Rainsford said that he had adopted an animal mentality, which he has said: “I’m still a beast at bay.” This made Rainsford to change from killing animals to killing humans.
The Most Dangerous Game At the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Sanger Rainsford is a hunter who is cocky, hunts for fun, and doesn’t care about animals, by the end, he learns that being hunted is a horrible experience. In the beginning, Rainsford and Whitney are on a boat during the night talking about hunting because they love to hunt especially Rainsford. “You’re a big game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?” Says Rainsford.’’(6) He doesn’t care about anyone other than himself because he’s not a philosopher, he doesn’t care about animals. Later in the story, a man named Zaroff, a human hunter, and Rainsford are talking in Zaroff’s chateau “Thank you I’m a hunter not a murderer” Rainsford said to Zaroff (14).
Soldiers adapt to the different criterions of war, to the point where the word death loses its emotional value. In the text, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, ceaselessly slaughtering people merely becomes a soldier’s duty. Paul says, “We have become wild beasts…we can destroy and kill to save ourselves.”(Remarque, 15) This shows that death no longer is considered a sensitive topic, in the soldiers’ views. Also, they don’t have any humane thoughts/feelings before assassinating someone because it becomes a part of their reflexive skills and therefore, requires no second thoughts or sensitive feelings. They seem to be indifferent to the fact that they have killed someone because assassination merely becomes their ‘job.’ In a similar manner, Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison, is inclusive of the same insensitiveness and indifference towards the death and murdering of people.
The narrator in ATTH, killed because he claimed the old man’s eyes resembled that of a vulture’s and that he felt uncomfortable because he also claimed that whenever they fell on him, his “blood ran cold”. Though the motive was not because of hatred or wealth; “I loved the old man…For his gold I had no desire”, it was more than just his eyes that the narrator despised. He could have used a quicker method of killing, instead of haunting the old man for eight days, and enlisting fear into him till his last breath. “I knew that that he had been lying awake ever since the first slight noise…His fears had been ever since growing upon him.” The protagonist in each literature share the same selfish and irrational characteristics; to take away a good leader from it’s people and replace it with a dictator is a selfish and irrational act. Taking away someone else’s life
"Who cares how the jaguar feels." This quote was said by Rainsford when he was talking to Whittney in the beginning of "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. This quote seems minor but it really helps set up the entire story. This is because Rainsford goes through a transition from always being a hunter, to having to be hunted himself, which makes him the equal to a jaguar. This evaluation is one of many contrasts and comparisons between Rainsford and General Zaroff which I'll be talking about later.
At first we think he may have some mercy when he tells one of his men he wants Jaguar Paw alive and tells one of the warriors off for pushing a hostage off a cliff, but as the story progresses he becomes more and more violent. His son Cut Rock (Ricardo Diaz Mendoza) is murdered by Jaguar Paw as he attempts to kill him and that sends Zero Wolf into a frenzy of wanting to get revenge on Jaguar Paw. He even kills one of his own men for suggesting that rather than jumping after Jaguar Paw into the
At the beginning of the story, Tao shows courage to follow his dream when he first broke the taboos and traced animals in the sand during the hunt. When Tao returns to the ramp without his hunted rabbit. Then volt yells “You are always late, always behind the others, dreaming, wasting time, you are a poor hunter when people are hungry” (21). This shows that the clan does not respect Tao because he does not keep up with the hunters and act responsibly. It is important because Tao wants to be a cave painter but he’s not a chosen one and he is not highly regarded as a hunter by the clan.
“Cultural differences lead to misunderstandings, as people move from one culture to another, particularly when the same behavior has different meanings in the new setting.” The !Kung never appreciate the animal shared by the hunter. Their custom is they always make joke on the hunter and criticize his catch: “to them, the kill is always too small or too old or too thin”, “they say things like, ‘Oh, this is awful! What a worthless animal! Whatever made me think that this Tswana rascal could hunt!’.” The !Kung do such thing because they do not want any arrogance to appear in their society: "Yes, when a young man kills much meat he comes to think of himself of the chief or a big man, and he thinks of the rest of us as his servants or inferiors. We can't accept this.
The narrator is separate from the story, (told in third person limited) and the reader is mostly only aware of Rainsfords thoughts and feelings until the story climaxes, then the game changes. The Most Dangerous Game takes place right after World War I in a jungle with a single mansion inhabited by the human savage, General Zaroff; the actions that were portrayed would not have been viewed as immoral or anything out of the ordinary in an area populated by only wild animals. The slaughter of animals was common for survival during the time period and scenery written about. Today people hunt for sport, but “normal” people do not hunt humans. There was a factual incident that occurred around the 1980s that could have been considered a real life version of The Most Dangerous Game.