The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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When choosing a book to read, one might pick a certain work of fiction over the other for different reasons. Depending on whether a reader would want to read a book in order to escape from the harsh realities of life or have a clearer mindset about the world around them, they would choose a piece of work that is either commercial fiction or literary fiction. The reader might choose a story that fits into the commercial fiction category such as “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell if they would want to relax and enjoy a novel for their own amusement. However if the reader would like to grasp a better understanding of the world, then they might choose something more involved in the literary fiction category, like “Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff. Literary works are not necessarily only one type of fiction but instead are viewed as part of a spectrum. On one side there would be those stories who are strictly commercial fiction, while those on the other side are literary fiction. There are at least three different ways readers can tell if a piece is literary fiction, and that is if the story takes place in a realistic place with more relatable characters, if the story shows more human characteristics than the action of the plot, and if the story has an ending such that is not completely resolved. To begin, Hunters in the Snow is deemed as more of a type of literary fiction because it takes place in a more realistic setting. The setting in this story is a snowy
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