Most Dangerous Game Analysis

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In the short story by Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game, Sanger Rainsford finds himself in a sticky situation when he meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff is a very talented hunter and had become tired of hunting the same old animals as always, they bored him as he explained in the story, he had now moved on to the best prey he could find, a prey that could fight and think for themselves, and that prey was humans. Rainsford is taken aback by this confession and is alarmed, he asks Zaroff to let him go, but Zaroff has other plans. In order for Rainsford to get off the island alive he must survive three full days on the island while being hunted by General Zaroff. Rainsford agrees, knowing that if declines this choice his life would have a much more unpleasant future. And so the the hunt began, but Rainsford had some tricks up his sleeve. ““ I’ll give him a trail to follow,” muttered Rainsford...” and a trail he made. A trail was one of the many techniques he used that helped him escape from Zaroff’s grasp. “He executed a series of intricate loops; he doubled on his trail again and again, recalling all the lore of the fox hunt and all the dodges of the fox.” by mimicking a fox Rainsford managed to outsmart Zaroff for a couple of hours.Rainsford then decided to take shelter in a tree.”It was General Zaroff. He made his way along with his eyes fixed in utmost concentration on the eyes fixed in utmost concentration on the ground before him. He paused, almost beneath the

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