What is the main symbol of The Most Dangerous Game?

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The Most Dangerous Game is not a story where symbolism plays an important role so it is difficult to find a specific symbol. One might say that danger could symbolize the story because the setting, plot, and antagonist are all dangerous. One might even say that "game" is a symbol. Game in both senses of the word. First, game int he sense that General Zaroff has created what he believes is more a game with rules than an unfair murderous plot. Second, game in the sense that humans are the most dangerous game because they can think and reason so they are unpredictable because they act on more than animal instinct. 

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