The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell

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What are some quotes from "The Most Dangerous Game" that illustrate man vs. self, man vs. man, and man vs. nature?

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Man vs. Man:

After General Zaroff and Rainsford finish their meal, the general elaborates on the "game." His comment describes the man vs. man conflict throughout the story when he tells Rainsford,

Your brain against mine. Your woodcraft against mine. Your strength and stamina against mine. Outdoor chess! (Connell 11).

At the end of the story, General Zaroff congratulates Rainsford for surviving the game. However, Rainsford still feels like an animal being hunted and challenges the general by saying,

I am still a beast at bay...Get ready, General Zaroff (Connell 15).

Man vs. Self:

After spending his first night resting on the limbs of a tree, Rainsford watches as the general calmly approaches the tree before casually walking away. Rainsford realizes that General Zaroff is saving him for another day and begins to feel anxious and afraid. However, Rainsford calms himself by saying,

I will not lose my nerve. I will not (Connell 12).

Man vs. Nature:

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