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A Soundtrack for “The Most Dangerous Game”

by Shem Henrichsen

Seek & Destroy: Metalicca

Seek & Destroy by Metallica is about the searching and destroying of a target. It embodies the hunt of General Zaroff for his prey.

Here are some of the lyrics that get to this point:

Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy

There is no escape
and that is for sure
This is the end we won’t take any more
Say goodbye
to the world you live in

Crazy Train: Ozzie Osbourne

Crazy Train goes perfect for the moment in the story when we learn about Zaroff hunting humans.

Run for the Hills: Iron Maiden

Run for the hills is about getting hunted and is from the point of view of the hunted running for their lives. This ties in to Rainsford escaping Zaroff’s dogs.

The Evil That Men Do: Iron Maiden

The Evil That Men Do is about the evil done in the world. This also ties into Rainsford, and us, trying to comprehend Zaroff hunting humans.

Don’t Give Up: Peter Gabriel

This song ties into the moment when Rainsford is considering staying in his hiding spot and getting killed quickly, or running to gain time.

Our Last Fight: Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Our Last Fight by Scala & Kolacny Brothers ties into Rainsford killing Zaroff after he won the game to end the murders.

Sleep Like a Baby Tonight: U2

This song by U2 is about the relief of sleeping and how the sleep would be as a baby’s. This ties into the night after Rainsford killed Zaroff and said he had the best sleep in his life in Zaroff’s bed.

Meat is Murder: The Smiths

“Death for no reason is murder,” sings The Smiths. While most of us aren’t like General Zaroff, we can see a thirst killing all around us. This song is about killing animals, something most of us are part of.

EDITORS NOTE: The above is a project by my son Shem for his 7th grade reading class at Bailey Middle School.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the editors note. I was pretty confused.

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