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How can I write a thesis statement for "The Most Dangerous Game" addressing the excerpt below? General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening. With it he had a bottle of Pol Roger and half a bottle of Chambertin. Two slight annoyances kept him from perfect enjoyment. One was the thought that it would be difficult to replace Ivan; the other was that his quarry had escaped him; of course, the American hadn't played the game--so thought the general as he tasted his after-dinner liqueur. In his library he read, to soothe himself, from the works of Marcus Aurelius. At ten he went up to his bedroom. He was deliciously tired, he said to himself, as he locked himself in. There was a little moonlight, so, before turning on his light, he went to the window and looked down at the courtyard. He could see the great hounds, and he called, "Better luck another time," to them. Then he switched on the light. A man, who had been hiding in the curtains of the bed, was standing there. "Rainsford!" screamed the general. "How in God's name did you get here?" "Swam," said Rainsford. "I found it quicker than walking through the jungle." The general sucked in his breath and smiled. "I congratulate you," he said. "You have won the game." Rainsford did not smile. "I am still a beast at bay," he said, in a low, hoarse voice. "Get ready, General Zaroff." The general made one of his deepest bows. "I see," he said. "Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford." . . . He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.

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A thesis statement has to address the prompt in a simple, direct, and clear way.  From the information you have provided, I am guessing you are trying to write a thesis statement about the ending of the story.  From this ending, we learn that Zaroff was not expecting Rainsford to come in and kill him.  We also learn that Rainsford feels no qualms about killing Zaroff.  There are many ways you can go with this.  Here is an example.

The ending of “The Most Dangerous Game” shows that Zaroff has succeeded in turning Rainsford into a murderer.

Rainsford refuses to participate in Zaroff’s game, because he considered hunting human beings wrong.  Zaroff thought this was a quaint attitude.  To him, it was survival of the...

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