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Richard Connell

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Richard Connell

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Short Story



Perspective and Narrator

"The Most Dangerous Game" is narrated by a third-person limited omniscient narrator. For the most part, the reader views the events of the story through the perspective of Rainsford, the man being hunted by General Zaroff.


"The Most Dangerous Game" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of "The Most Dangerous Game" refers to the hunting of human beings, which General Zaroff considers the most dangerous and exciting prey to hunt. The word game in the title is ambiguous. It refers both to the prey and to the "game" of hunting.


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