What is "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell about?I need a summary of it.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is really a pretty easy story to read.  I am including a link below so that you can read it even if you do not have a physical copy.

The basic story is that the hero is a big-game hunter named Sanger Rainsford and he falls off his yacht and ends up on this island.  It is "owned" by General Zaroff.  Zaroff is using it as a place where he can hunt people.  He takes people who are shipwrecked and lets them loose on his island and he hunts them and kills them.

Zaroff asks Rainsford to become his partner -- to hunt with him.  Rainsford refuses and Zaroff hunts him.  Please read the story to see who lives and who dies.  The best part of the story is finding this out.

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It sounds like you have not yet read this classic short story. I have included a link below that includes the entire text online in case you don't have a copy of the story yourself. It will only take you about 30 minutes to read, so you really should take the time to read it yourself, rather than cheat yourself by indulging in a summary. You will find that it has a mix of cultural and inhumane behaviors, and author Richard Connell concluded the story with a very satisfying surprise ending.

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The Most Dangerous Game

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