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 …show more content…
Though this type of conflict is different. This conflict is between Rainsford and society. In society there are a set of laws that must be followed. In this story Rainsford is faced with the conflict whether or not to break a certain law, this law being murder. In society murder is wrong and Rainsford knows this, at one point in the story he even says, “Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder” (Connell 15). This statement shows that Rainsford believes murder is wrong. While at the beginning of the story Rainsford believes this, it becomes evident that his view changes as the story goes on. By the end of this story Rainsford is the one who becomes the murderer.
Conflict is one of the most important parts of “The Most Dangerous Game”. From the beginning to the end of the story conflict can be seen. Conflict is what makes this story so intriguing. Several different types of conflicts are provided, including person versus person, person versus himself, and person versus