silhouette of a man with one eye open hiding in the jungle

The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Edward Connell

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How does the author make the reader sympathize with Rainsford? How could Connell have written the story to have readers identify instead with General Zaroff?

After the hunt, do you think Rainsford will become more like General Zaroff? Why or why not?

When General Zaroff explains his love of hunting to Rainsford, he makes several racist statements. Do you think he does so because of the era in which he lives? Do you think Zaroff's racism reflects the author's own beliefs?

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