The Most Dangerous Game Smore

In the most dangerous game Rainsford ends up in a notorious island, Ship-Trap Island, and has to play a "game" with general Zaroff in which if Rainsford survives three days he will be brought back to land, but if he is caught by Zaroff Rainsford will die. One of the main themes of The Most Dangerous Game is to think outside the box. For example in it when Rainsford was being hunted he swam to Zaroff's house instead of trying to hide in the Jungle and because of him thinking outside the box he lived.

Rainsford Thinks Outside The Box

"A man, who had been hiding in the curtains of the bed, was standing there.

"Rainsford!" screamed the general. "How in God's name did you get here?"

"Swam," said Rainsford. "I found it quicker than walking through the jungle."

The general sucked in his breath and smiled. "I congratulate you," he said. "You have won the game."" So because of Rainsford thinking outside the box and going into enemy lines he lived, unlike all the others who played the game.

Rainsford Being Smart

""You've done well, Rainsford," the voice of the general called. "Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs. Again you score. I think, Mr. Rainsford, Ill see what you can do against my whole pack. I'm going home for a rest now. Thank you for a most amusing evening.""

Because Rainsford made a trap it killed one of Zaroff's main dogs and Zaroff let him walk away because of his intelligence. So because Rainsford made a trap thinking outside of the box it saved him his life.

Rainsford Hurts General Zaroff

""Rainsford," called the general, "if you are within sound of my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you. Not many men know how to make a Malay mancatcher. Luckily for me I, too, have hunted in Malacca. You are proving interesting, Mr. Rainsford. I am going now to have my wound dressed; it's only a slight one. But I shall be back. I shall be back.""

Rainsford thought outside of the box which saved him his life because without Rainsford hurting General Zaroff with the trap he most likely would have found him and killed him.