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Heroes When the Greek heroes wanted to defeat Troy and win back Helena they first had to suffer greatly losing many men and nearly all belief before they rose like the Phoenix from the ashes showed their cunningness turned the situation around and defeated the Trojans This general plot structure is frequently obtained throughout literature in order to emphasize and honour the actions of a person or a group A hero placed in a situation which he wants to change first suffers greatly and nearly loses all belief before mobilizing his last energy in order to overcome all expectations and solve the problem or win the fight Both Connell and Hemingway make use of this dramatic structure in order to shape and underline the immense development each of their heroes undergoes Both Macomber in Hemingways The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber and Rainsford Connells protagonist in The Most Dangerous Game need to flee from a desperate situation and undergo the above described heroic development They are the unexpected heroes of the short stories The two authors Richard Connell and Earnest Hemingway both need to create a situation from which it is vital for the protagonist to flee so that they stay in line with the heroic development Therefore Connells hero Mr Rainsford finds himself shipwrecked on a seemingly deserted island and is thus placed in mortal danger Macomber the protagonist in Hemingways short story is caught in the dullness and routine of his marriage which seems doomed to failure While being a rich and successful businessman he receives no respect from his wife and is regarded as a coward Therefore he plans to prove his manliness by going on a safari with her In order to further emphasize the necessity of escaping from the above mentioned dilemmas the authors both increase the pressure on the main characters Rainsford is not only shipwrecked on an island he even finds himself
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