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In "The Most Dangerous Game," what is the internal conflict of...

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whatsyourfrui... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 7, 2007 at 9:43 AM via web

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In "The Most Dangerous Game," what is the internal conflict of Rainsford/Zaroff and how does it affect them?

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jgomezada | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted October 15, 2008 at 3:50 AM (Answer #4)

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Internal conflict happens inside the character: Man vs. Self. An example of internal conflict in "The Most Dangerous Game" is when Rainsford is hiding from Zaroff in the trees and almost loses his nerve. He has to remind himself to keep his cool: "I will not lose my nerve. I will not."

Another example of internal conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game” is Zaroff’s boredom. “There is no greater bore than perfection,” he says. Boredom is a conflict Zaroff tries to overcome through his twisted game. Ultimately, it leads to his demise.

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shirleybayona | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:03 AM (Answer #5)

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An internal conflict also in the story is man vs. self when Zaroff tried to satisfy his desire for the death of animals and humans. He does this just to ease his boredom.What he is doing is evil. He allowed himself to be influenced by the devil.

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