Essay on The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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Conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”
Rainsford is a hunter who is put in a tight situation by the antagonist, General Zaroff, who forces him to make decisions. These decisions all come with some type of conflict. Richard Connell provides many different conflicts in “The Most Dangerous Game,” some including: person versus person, person versus himself, and person versus society.
The main conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game” would be between Rainsford and Zaroff. The first time conflict arises between these two is when General Zaroff introduces Rainsford to his game he has invented. Rainsford is completely appalled and does not believe what he has heard when General Zaroff tells him what this game is. Rainsford responds by saying,” I can’t believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke” (Connell 15). This one response shows that Rainsford is in complete disagreement with General Zaroff and his game. After little discussion about the game, Rainsford goes to bed that night with hopes of sleep but does not achieve but merely a doze. The next morning when he awakes is when he encounters his next conflict with General Zaroff. This conflict comes about when Rainsford requests to leave the island but General Zaroff has other plans for him, therefore he tells Rainsford no. Rainsford is told no he cannot leave because General Zaroff wishes for them to hunt. After hearing General Zaroff’s offer, Rainsford replies with, “No, General, I will not hunt” (Connell 18). The…

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