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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Edward Connell
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What is the view point of the author in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game ," was published in 1924. The short story is written in the 3rd person, limited, which means that the thoughts and feelings of one of the characters are visible to the author. For a fictional work to be third person omniscient,...

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Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," was published in 1924. The short story is written in the 3rd person, limited, which means that the thoughts and feelings of one of the characters are visible to the author. For a fictional work to be third person omniscient, the author has to have knowledge of all the character's thoughts and feelings.  

Here is an example from the text: 

"Rainsford's second thought was even more terrible. It sent a shudder of cold horror through his whole being. Why had the general smiled? Why had he turned back?" 

This quote shows that Rainsford's thoughts are perceived by the author.
The other characters, Ivan, Whitney, and General Zaroff, are revealed only through dialogue and physical description. Their thoughts and feelings are not revealed by the narrator.   

 

 
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