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Who is the protagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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juniorboy | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 7, 2008 at 11:41 PM via web

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Who is the protagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 8, 2008 at 12:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Rainsford is, by definition, the protagonist in this story. As the main character and conceptual "good guy," Rainsford fills the role of protagonist well. The antagonist, in contrast, would be General Zaroff, as he is considered to be the adversary or "bad guy" in the context of the short story.

One can typically identify a protagonist by examining the character's actions, description, and the tone the author uses when writing about him/her. If the above criteria all point toward a character being the main, positive focus of the story, chances are, that character is your protagonist, just as Rainsford is.


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leeboy | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM (Answer #2)

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