From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

  

by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game Strength and Skill Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Part.Paragraph)

Quote #1

"Even so, I rather think they understand one thing—fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death." (1.13)

How does fear relate to strength and skill? Can fear be as big a motivator and advantage as those two—or does fear put someone at a disadvantage?

Quote #2

He wrestled himself out of his clothes and shouted with all his power (1.34)

Keep track of the examples in which Rainsford applies strength to survive—and, likewise, when he applies reason. Preventing himself from drowning is not something that he applies brainpower to accomplish.

Quote #3

[…] doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength. (1.35)

Another point for strength. Rainsford isn’t just shrewd; he’s got muscle power.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement