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by Richard Edward Connell

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What are some examples of symbolism in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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"The Most Dangerous Game" is often cited in anthologies for the structure or plot, not to mention its great suspense. To identify a symbol is a bit of a stretch in this work, but there are items worthy of use.

In the beginning Whitney and Rainsford discuss the jaguar. As they talk, Whitney points out that even an animal can contain fear, while Rainsford laughs the thought away. Although this is a great moment of foreshadowing and as it is later fulfilled we see the irony of an animal's capacity to fear, I think Connell uses this animal to represent the innocence of all animals . This story...

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