To achieve a perfect balance of these two characteristics is very rare, but the characters in the movie Jaws seem to have an excellent balance. The characters are three brave men, Chief Brody, Captain Quint, and a marine biologist named Hooper. Although motivated by different factors, Brody, Hooper, and Quint are very different minded people who band together to slay a shark that’s terrorizing a small town. All three men agree that the shark must be killed. It has terrorized the small town by devouring multiple people and has shown no sign of wanting to leave the shallow waters anytime soon.
Fear makes people do crazy things. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and the movie “Quarantine” people face adversity that forces them to fight for themselves by all means. The characters in both, the short story and the movie show that facing difficulties makes people stronger as they begin to value their lives. For instance, the main character in the short story- a big-game hunter from New York, falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. The hunt presents him with a lot of unpleasant surprises, but he does anything it takes for him to come out alive.
In the beginning, they are both hunters, Rainsford hunting animals and Zaroff hunting humans. Then, in the middle, Zaroff stays a hunter, but Rainsford becomes the huntee, or the hunted because Zaroff decides to hunt Rainsford since he has hunting experience and his game of hunting humans will be more exciting. Finally, at the end, it switches and Rainsford becomes the hunter once again and Zaroff becomes the huntee since Rainsford sneaks into Zaroff's room in his house and kills him, so he can win the game and end it once and for all. Also, during the actual "game", you find out that they both are very knowledgeable about hunting, so much that they both know foreign hunting tricks. Rainsford makes a couple of the foreign hunting tricks just to find out that Zaroff easily identifies them.
When he meets Rainsford and tells him about his idea for the most dangerous game, he tells him that he is going to hunt him. Zaroff thinks that putting Rainsford into the woods to fight for his survival will lead to an easy win for himself. Zaroff is wrong. General Zaroff is afraid of being bored. He is afraid that he will conquer every game there
The beautiful island becomes a hell at the end of the novel. Finally, when Ralph is escaping from the hunting of other boys, he is saved by a navy officer who takes all boys back to the ship. Towards the end of the last chapter, the passage "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man' heart, and the fall through the air of his true, wise friend called Piggy" demonstrates the main theme of this novel: man is evil by nature. The three things that Ralph weeps for are the lessons he has on this island: innocent boys become savage; all human beings have evil deep inside their hearts and the fall of science and rationality before the evil of human. These three issues are developed throughout the whole novel with this passage as the conclusion of the main theme - human beings are evil by nature.
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).
Also these are used to help build up every character in the story. The first one in the short story that shows up is man vs. nature which is the basic cause to the other in the entire story. In the story the reason do to why man vs. nature is first or comes is that because of the nature the character got in problem and ended up falling in the ocean looking for his pipe that had fell. The darkness makes it hard for him to see and then he ends up making him unstable and fell in the ocean too. But rainsford had surviving the natures test, but then in the story rainsford get to the island but is not sure of to where he really is because of the darkness and he describes it as the “moist black velvet”.
Before they could make a volunteer exit, a wave upends the boat and dumps them into the icy sea. The strongest man, the oiler, tried to swim ashore. Rescuers find him “face downward”(370) in the shallow water. In “The Open Boat” Crane clearly demonstrates that nature is totally indifferent to the predicament of these men, and to make it through the plight of
Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him. He then becomes very violent “He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.”(Gift for the Darkness, p.138) Jack challenges Ralph whom he calls a coward; Ralph had insulted Jack's hunters as "boys with sticks”. He wants to turn everyone against Ralph so they join his tribe and become hunters leaving Jack in charge and chief of the island.
But, Ned Land was not happy at all, so he proposed to escape. As Conseil argued that is impossible to escape because they are underwater, Land told them that the submarine has to go up every two days to recycle the air. The submarine continued his way through the sea. At the coast of Papua, the Nautilus went to the surface and it was attacked by cannibals. As they touched the entrance, they cannibals screamed in pain and swam away.