The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell

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I don't understand the book The Most Dangerous Game by Connell. Can you please explain to me what is going on in the story? The story isn't clear to me. I have to read it, and I can't understand it....

I don't understand the book The Most Dangerous Game by Connell. Can you please explain to me what is going on in the story?

The story isn't clear to me. I have to read it, and I can't understand it. I have read the 1st 3 pages over and over and is foggy to me what is actually going on and happening.

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The short story is about rights. Rainsford is a big game hunter who is well known for his hunting abilities. However, he considers the animals he hunts to be unfeeling creatures that can't really suffer emotionally. All that is challenged when he falls off the boat he is traveling on and finds himself stranded on an island that sailors call Ship Trap Island. Once on the island he discovers a large castle inhabited by General Zaroff and his servant Ivan. Zaroff is an avid hunter too, but he has become bored with hunting because the animals no longer offer a challenge. To avoid this boredom, he...

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missindepent15 | Student

rainsford is on a yatch with his hunter friend whitney, rainsford falls off and nobody knoes, he swims and swims to try to catch up with the boat but he just cant. he swims toward land. he see's a big mansion and decides to go, a man answers the door [gen.zarroff] and lets him in, he lets rainsford change clothes and have dinner, he tells him how he hunts too, but rainsford hunt animal and he hunt people, then he wanted him to play a game, he said if you dont play, you will immediatly die, if you do and survive you will live.....thats what i know so far.

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rollmal | Student

where where rainford and whitney going? what are they going to do? give textual evidence to support your answer

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