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Friday, September 08, 2006

Most Dangerous Game

By having less life experience or less experience in various situations (think hunting), how can effect you either positively or negatively in the long run? Connect this to Rainsford's experience with General Zaroff?

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12 Comments:

At September 09, 2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Sarah W said...

By having more experience in a certain area it is most likely to get you further. You can always learn along the way but going into something with previous knowledge will help. For Rainsford he was an experienced hunter who wrote books about it and was well known for it so that helped him escape Zaroff. without Rainsford knowing how to hunt he proboly would not have won the game. It is the same for almost anything we do. For me it is swimming, I went in with lots of previous knowledge but learn something new aling the way. I think it was the same for Rainsford. So in the long run having more knowledge about something can truly help us.

 
At September 09, 2006 1:04 PM, Blogger EmilyS said...

I agree with Sarah because when you learn something new and you don't have any previous knowledge then you don't get the best understanding of how to play a game or whatever you have learned. Since Rainsford has been hunting and had a good knowledge of hunting it helped in the game.

 
At September 09, 2006 10:46 PM, Blogger Matt D said...

Without personal life experiences, you start to form perceptual images from what you hear around you. Once you see the true perspective, you learn how the other side feels. In "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford tells Whitney in the beginning that an animal doesn't have feelings. When he is hunted like an animal he learns how an animal feels when it's demise is impending. Once you have seen the other side of the story for yourself, you will never think twice about how blown out of proportion the stereotypes around us are.

 
At September 10, 2006 11:36 AM, Blogger Quinnb said...

By having less experience in a subject you get effected negatively. The first thing someone tells you stays in your head and doesn’t leave until you except that the idea was wrong. Rainsford thought that hunting was just game but then understood after being hunted that it was a situation between life and death.

 
At September 10, 2006 1:20 PM, Blogger JoeS said...

By having less experience in a situation it can both help you and hurt you. You don't really know what to do so you don't over analyize it so you are either going to do the situation right or wrong.

 
At September 10, 2006 7:10 PM, Blogger KelliL said...

By having less experience in various situations it will effect you in a negative way because you don't know what to do or anything. When having more experience does and you don't know what would be right or wrong. Rainsford's experience with General Zaroff was like a life or death sitution like quinn's comment.

 
At September 10, 2006 7:44 PM, Blogger pats said...

I agree with Quin that if you have little or no experience in something that your doing, than it will effect you negatively. You have to no something about what your doing, in order to do well. In the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford did good because he had experience in hunting. It showed refering back to the times that he leared how to set up traps. So that effected him positively.

 
At September 10, 2006 10:49 PM, Blogger DeirdreC said...

You need some background knowledge so that you can move forward in your life. And when you don't have the knowledge you feel like this thing is new and you can't be good at it.

 
At September 21, 2006 9:12 PM, Blogger KyleS said...

I thought I commented on this, but It apparently didnt go threw...
But anyway, It can effect you by causing you to be much less prepared for a certain situation when the time comes. When you further your experiences you further your ability to be more flexible, and you will have lived a much richer life.
Because Rainsford was an amazing hunter as well, and had experienced hunting, he was able to compare to the generals level of expertise.

 
At September 22, 2006 9:50 AM, Blogger Nickp said...

I think that having less life experience is a definite disadvantage, because if you can’t predict certain situations you cannot prepare yourself. Only one advantage comes from less experience that is you are more willing to take risks. This comes from not knowing the consequences.

 
At September 24, 2006 7:26 PM, Blogger ashleighc said...

Having less life experience can have a negative effect on you, because it can make you naive. In "Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford is amazed that Zaroff plans to hunt him.

 
At October 19, 2006 8:03 AM, Blogger RSMeducator said...

Is there any proof that Whitney is a man and not a female?

 

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