What did Whitney and Rainsford disagree on?

What did Whitney and Rainsford disagree on?

Rainsford is convinced that animals do not possess emotional intelligence. For his part, Whitney disagrees. He maintains that animals do fear pain and death; furthermore, they cherish their own survival. Rainsford soon discovers that there is truth in Whitney’s words when he becomes “the hunted” on Ship-Trap Island.

What two things do Rainsford and Whitney discuss?

En route to their hunting excursion in Brazil, Whitney and Rainsford discuss Ship-Trap Island and the hunter/prey relationship.

What does Rainsford’s discussion with Whitney reveal about Rainsford?

What does Rainsford’s conversation with Whitney reveal about Rainsford’s attitude toward hunting? He tends to identify with the prey. He has no moral questions about it. He thinks it is insufficiently challenging.

What were Whitney and Rainsford planning?

At the beginning of the short story, Rainsford and Whitney are sailing on the Caribbean Sea, heading towards Rio in South America to hunt jaguars in the Amazon rainforest. Their intended destination is the Amazon, where they intend to hunt jaguar.

Why is Rainsford’s situation ironic or surprising?

Recall Rainsford’s earlier ideas about hunting. Why is Rainsford’s situation ironic, surprising? Rainsford finds himself in the position of the animals he hunts; the hunter is now the hunted.

Why is Rainsford’s situation ironic?

The most obvious irony is when Rainsford the hunter becomes the hunted. In the beginning of the story, it is clear that Rainsford is not just a hunter, but a very accomplished and skilled hunter. He has been around the world, and he loves the sport. Moreover, he has little regard for animals.

How does Rainsford’s ideas about hunting change over the course of the story?

How does Rainsford’s attitude change because of his experience? He has more sympathy for the hunted, like Whitney. What do you think his future views on hunting will be? Since he now knew how it felt about how it was like being hunted, he feels more sympathetic towards the hunted.

What is Rainsford’s philosophy on hunting?

Rainsford believed in hunting but hunting animals, when Zaroff believed in hunting humans because he thought that humans did not have a purpose.

What kind of success does Rainsford’s trap have?

What kind of success does Rainsford’s knife trap have? Rainsford’s Burmese Tiger pit claimed a victim. Who or what was it? Rainsford tries another trick to take Zaroff down.

What does Rainsford’s repetition of the word nerve reveal about his character *?

What does Rainsford’s repetition of the word “nerve” reveal about his character? A. Rainsford’s repetition characterizes him as forgetful and blundering, which is why he must repeat the word to remember his mission. Rainsford’s repetition shows that it is his courage and ability to reason that enables him to survive.

What is Whitney’s role in the story?

Whitney is Rainsford’s hunting partner, and he gets about, oh, three lines in the entire story. His main role is to set up Rainsford’s character by being a contrast. Whitney believes that jaguars and prey in general experience “The fear of pain and the fear of death,” and therefore deserve a little sympathy.

What is Rainsford’s impression of general zaroff?

What is Rainsford’s impression of General Zaroff? He appears to be a military general, he notes his good appearance, and he also realizes that Zaroff is very well-off.

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