Why does Rainsford agree to become "the hunted" in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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Rainsford has no choice but to become the "hunted" in this story.  General Zaroff tells him he must play or he will turn Rainsford over to Ivan to be tortured and killed.  By playing the game he at least has a fighting chance to get away.  By refusing he would die a most painful and ugly death.

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