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In "The Most Dangerous Game," what does it mean when Rainsford thinks "I...

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kandice1993 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 3, 2008 at 1:46 AM via web

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In "The Most Dangerous Game," what does it mean when Rainsford thinks "I have played the fox; now I must play the cat of the fable?"

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 3, 2008 at 2:37 AM (Answer #1)

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The fox is the animal being chased.  Rainsford has been chased all across the island.  He is tired of being the "fox."  He is tired of being hunted. He says he must now become the cat in the fable.  The cat is the hunter and Rainsford deciders to begin to think as a hunter instead of being hunted.  His role is reversed.

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zmott | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 16, 2009 at 12:30 AM (Answer #2)

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Well, that Rainsford was tired of bein' hunted and time to get even.

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