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´╗┐Contrast Essay

Comparing Sanger Rainsford from the Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, and Jim Irwin from the Ruum written by Arthur Porges was very simple. Both characters share strong similarities, which bring them both to their positive outcomes in the end of the short stories. They are similar because both stories include two protagonists, playing a cat and mouse game with the antagonists in the story. Their quick thinking (intelligence), bold moves (bravery), and keen eyes (observancy), all help each character overcome their obstacles during the long adventures.

Both characters are definatly intelligent with their professions, and have tonnes of knowledge. Especially when it comes to being in the wilderness, and surviving with hardly any supplies. "Walt Leonard would return on schedule, and it was up to Jim whether or not they lost their stake. If there was any uranium in the valley, he had twenty-one days to find it." Jim Irwin was the right man for the job, this shows his intelligence in his field. Otherwise Walt would not trust him with such an important mission. Rainsford's intelligence is shown by him outsmarting General Zaroff, who is a very experienced hunter on the prowl. "Rainsford!" screamed the general. "How in God's name did you get here?" "Swam." said Rainsford. "I found it quicker than walking through the jungle." Rainsford's clever thinking definatley is a positive aspect in the story.

I think that the characters bravery is the most important trait out of the three I have chosen. Their bravery definatly defines both characters perfectly, and leads them to success in the stories. After defeating the game of General Zaroff, Rainsford shows an act of bravery, challenging the skilled hunter to a sword fight. "Rainsford did not smile. "I am still a beast at bay," he said, in a low, hoarse voice." "Get ready, General Zaroff." Rainsford also shows no intimidation, putting on a straight face and showing his determination of defeating...