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How would you compare and contrast "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"...

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cobro1 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 30, 2008 at 7:45 PM via web

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How would you compare and contrast "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" focusing on the characters?

How would you compare and contrast "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" focusing on the characters?

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM (Answer #2)

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Perhaps you could make your focus the behaviors and motivations of the two characters. That is, in "The Tell Tale Heart," Poe's narrator believes that he can kill with impunity, but he fails to factor in his own conscience while General Zaroff and Rainsford, who originally credits himself with a social conscience, have no problem with guilt in "The Most Dangerous Game."

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cobro1 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 2, 2008 at 7:49 AM (Answer #3)

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Perhaps you could make your focus the behaviors and motivations of the two characters. That is, in "The Tell Tale Heart," Poe's narrator believes that he can kill with impunity, but he fails to factor in his own conscience while General Zaroff and Rainsford, who originally credits himself with a social conscience, have no problem with guilt in "The Most Dangerous Game."

You can refer to the links for help writing your essay. Good luck!

http://www.enotes.com/essay-lab/group

http://www.enotes.com/how-write-compare-contrast-essay

Thanks! Your post helped open up options for me in writing my essay and help me give good points about both characters in the story.

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