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Richard Connells short story The Most Dangerous Game published in1924 includes a hunter known as General Zaroff who loves the sporthunting He shares with Rainsford how much he loves to hunt Zaroffbecomes bored with hunting animals so he decides to hunt people as forhim it makes the game more exciting Ironically Rainsford becomes ahunted animal after he arrives on a mysterious island named ShipTrap He knows how great of a hunter General Zaroff is so he knows itwill be a challenge This sport becomes crueler and violent to thenature of hunting by the way General Zaroff plays it He makes the gamelife-and-death situations between Rainsford and himself Shirley Jacksons short story The Lottery published in 1948 isconsidered a shocking and haunting story The short story includes agroup of town elders who seem happy and joyful in a small townThere isan event held every year in June called The Lottery The town eldersbelieve if they have the lottery in June it will grow their corn heavysoon They draw slips from a ballot box to see who draws the slip with amark on it This mark means the person has to be stoned and sacrificedNo one looks forward to this event because it is a disaster to theirfamilies loved ones Tessie Hutchinson complains that the drawing wasnot fair after her husband draws the slip with the mark on it They drawagain and Tessie drew the marked slip which makes her become stonedGeneral Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Games and the town elders inThe Lottery have similarities in their mental psychoses General Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game is known to bepsychopathic He loves to hunt and hunting animals has become boring tohim As he and Rainsford have a conversation he revels that he has beenhunting more exciting things than animals Rainsford says HuntingGreat Guns Genreal Zaroff what you speak of is murder Connell 8Obviously Zaroff is murdering people in this game he has made
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