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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    After Rainsford spends a sleepless night in General Zaroff's chateau, he joins the general for lunch the next day. When the general arrives for lunch, he inquires about Rainsford's health and says...

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    Rainsford notices Zaroff "studying" him at dinner. The text says that Rainsford is enjoying dinner and finding Zaroff a great host. Rainsford must feel like he has lucked out. He has fallen...

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    In the opening of "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford and Whitney are having a conversation about hunting. Whitney remarks, "great sport, hunting," and Rainsford agrees, saying, "best sport in the...

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    There is a scary and menacing tone to the story “The Most Dangerous Game.” At the very beginning of the story, Rainsford’s friend, Whitney, talks of a mysterious island called Ship-Trap that...

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    Rainsford ends up on the island, the notorious Ship-Trap Island, completely by accident. He is initially on a yacht bound for Rio de Janeiro. The yacht passes by Ship-Trap Island. The crew are...

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    The first suspenseful situation in "The Most Dangerous Game" occurs when Sanger Rainsford falls off the yacht unnoticed and must depend on himself to swim to safety in the dark and unfamiliar...

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    The characters in the story "The Most Dangerous Game" often use hyperbole or exaggeration that adds an extra emphasis to what is said. For example, at the beginning of the tale, when Rainsford is...

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    The cause of Rainsford's change is that he goes from being the hunter to being the hunted. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford shows zero care for the animals that he hunts. He feels that the...

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    Readers can find the answer to this question early in the story. Sanger Rainsford is talking to Whitney. Readers enter the story in the middle of the conversation, and Whitney is pointing out an...

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    The fact that Sanger Rainsford is a real hunter is indicated in the exposition of "The Most Dangerous Game" as he talks with his friend Whitney; later, Rainsford's status as an experienced hunter...

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    When Sanger Rainsford first catches sight of General Zaroff's home, he sees "a lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom . . . a palatial chateau." This sounds like a very...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    The animal that gave General Zaroff a difficult time and actually injured him was a Cape buffalo. Readers learn this detail as General Zaroff and Rainsford are getting to know each other over...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Their intended destination is the Amazon, where they intend to hunt jaguar. They've sent their guns and other supplies separately and are taking a somewhat leisurely boat ride from America to the...

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    During their initial dinner, General Zaroff tells Rainsford that he has become bored with hunting animals because he always gets his quarry. The general says that animals simply cannot compete with...

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    Sanger Rainsford is a world-renowned hunter who demonstrates his cunning by creating several traps and maneuvering through the forest in order to escape General Zaroff. Initially, Rainsford depicts...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Sangor Rainsford only agrees to be hunted because if he does not, he will be turned over to Ivan, who will undoubtedly torture and kill him. While General Zaroff talks with Rainsford at dinner, he...

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    This question could be referring to two points in the story. It depends on exactly which part of the story a reader considers the resolution. The biggest plot twist occurs after Rainsford hurls...

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    The double meaning of the word game in Richard Connell's short story entitled "The Most Dangerous Game" pertains to both animals that are hunted and to a type of activity that involves challenges...

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    Borscht (spelled 'borsch' in the story) is a sour soup made from beetroots. It's an ethnic cuisine common to many Eastern European countries. Borscht is introduced in the story in the following...

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    Throughout "The Most Dangerous Game," the distinction between humans and animals is constantly being blurred. At various points in the story we are forced to ask ourselves exactly what it means to...

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    Having told his friend Whitney that he did not care how the prey felt in the midst of being pursued by the hunter, Sanger Rainsford surprisingly finds himself in the very position of the one who is...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Connell describes General Zaroff as having an aristocratic and cosmopolitan nature. Zaroff also has an affinity for the arts and the finer things in life, which is evident in his exquisitely...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Suspense is generated in "The Most Dangerous Game" with skillfully crafted foreshadowing, atmosphere, characterization, incomplete actions, and sensory details. In the exposition of this story,...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    "The Most Dangerous Game" is a short story written by Richard Connell, in which a man named Sanger Rainsford finds himself trapped on an island, being hunted by a fierce predator—another man....

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    Throughout the short story, Rainsford is hunted by the talented, murderous General Zaroff on Ship-Trap Island. Rainsford finds himself running through thick forests, avoiding deadly swamps, and...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    While Rainsford may be foolish to go so near the side of the boat (an event that causes his fall into the water and eventual capture by Zaroff), there are quite a number of things about Rainsford...

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    General Zaroff is the antagonist in Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game." He owns a secluded island in the Caribbean Sea where he indulges in his favorite pastime, hunting. When...

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    In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, people who refuse to be hunted are beaten to death by Ivan, a giant of a man who used to whip people to death for the Czar of...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    On the yacht heading to South America where they will hunt jaguars, Rainsford and Whitney disagree over hunting. Whitney suggests that the animals they hunt have feelings such as fear and pain....

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    When General Zaroff explains to Rainsford why he feels justified in hunting men he is echoing the Social Darwinian theories of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Social Darwinists used the...

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    General Zaroff is the antagonist in this story, so most character traits that are associated with him are not positive. I'd like to go a different route with this question, though. I would like to...

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    Rainsford's fall from the yacht is caused by his lunging for his pipe, which is knocked from his mouth as it strikes a rope after he leaps upon a rail. Sanger Rainsford and his friend Whitney...

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    That's a good question. There isn't any textual evidence that directly tells readers why Rainsford doesn't simply shoot Zaroff in the back from a concealed location. I think one possible reason...

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    General Zaroff is Connell's antagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game." As villains normally do, Zaroff has a different perspective towards life and society than the rest of the world does. For...

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    During the three days of the dangerous game created by General Zaroff, who is the hunter and Sanger Rainsford the prey, Rainsford learns what it is to be "a beast at bay." "You'll find this game...

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    Sanger Rainsford is Richard Connell's protagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game." The reader first discovers Rainsford is a fit man at the beginning of the story after he falls off the yacht and...

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    When Rainsford and General Zaroff are speaking about different types of game, Rainsford says that he has heard that the most dangerous game is Cape buffalo. General Zaroff says the following: "No....

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    At the beginning of the story, Whitney and Rainsford are standing on the deck of a ship. It is nighttime. Whitney points out into the darkness and tells Rainsford that there is indeed an island...

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    The two main characters are Zaroff and Rainsford. Zaroff has no internal conflicts. He is single-minded. He believes that he is a hunter and that role dictates his life. He has no ethical problem...

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    In Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford is the one who uses the word "superstitious," not Whitney. Whitney uses the word "lore" to explain the feeling of the "poisonous" air that he...

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    There are a number of times when it is clear that Rainsford survives and the last few lines of the story suggest that, in the end, he lives and Zaroff dies. First, Rainsford clearly survives after...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    When Rainsford is still on the yacht with Whitney, they discuss hunting. Whitney suggests that while hunting is a great sport, it is not so great for the prey (in this case, the jaguar). Rainsford...

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    Like most pieces of literature, Richard Connell's tale of adventure, "The Most Dangerous Game," contains elements of foreshadowing and figures of speech such as metaphor, simile and...

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    In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game," whether Rainsford is responsible for Zaroff's death or not can be argued two ways. First, one could argue that Rainsford is responsible for Zaroff's...

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    Sigmund Freud conveniently categorized the human psyche in the early part of the 20th century. His categories (although widely debated by subsequent psychologists) would seem to be a good way of...

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    General Zaroff gives Rainsford a choice between two awful potentials. Zaroff explains to Rainsford that he gives the men that are trapped on his island a choice. They can either be whipped to...

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    In "The Most Dangerous Game," characterization, or the way characters are portrayed through descriptions, thoughts, and actions, helps to build the theme of the story because the protagonist is...

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    As soon as General Zaroff meets Rainsford at his chateau, he is interested in the American big game hunter. Zaroff instantly recognizes Rainsford and mentions that he read his book "about hunting...

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    In the exposition of his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" Richard Connell uses both setting and dialogue to foreshadow later events. The initial setting of the story is on a yacht heading...

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    General Zaroff, the antagonist in Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," should be considered a "static" character because he never changes over the course of the story. He is,...

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