Comparing “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Hunger Games”
There are several distinct similarities between the two stories “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Hunger Games”. The development of plot in both stories centers around the survival of the main characters. The main characters, Rainsford in “The Most Dangerous Game” and Katniss in “The Hunger Games”, use weapons, traps and their natural intelligence to survive the hunt. Another item the two stories share is that they are both based on “playing a game”. These two stories can be compared when analyzing the plot, main characters and theme.
“The Hunger Games” and “The Most Dangerous Game” are alike because they are both a “game” of survival. The main characters must move through an expected role of prey being hunted by a hunter. Winning the game is the goal, and the character’s survival is the prize. In “The Hunger Games” Katniss ties herself to a tree so that she can sleep and not be found. Rainsford, in “The Most Dangerous Game”, also sleeps in a tree so that his hunter, Zaroff, will not find him. Because of their actions, both characters managed to survive.
Another important element of the two stories is that the main characters use their knowledge of hunting. In “The Hunger Games”, Katniss showed her experience when she used her bow and arrow. She was very accurate with her shots. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford was described as a very famous hunter. When he was on the run from Zaroff, he made several traps that he had used when he was hunting animals as a hunter. Both Rainsford and Katniss used their natural talent of hunting to survive.
When playing a game, a person needs to take a turn or make a move. In “The Hunger Games”, Katniss decided to take a turn for her sister. She made decisions when she was in the woods that helped her survive. In “The Most Dangerous Game”, the relationship between Rainsford and Zaroff is described as playing a game of chess. Each man had a role...