The Most Dangerous Game | Study Guide

Richard Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game | Characters

Character Description
Rainsford Sanger Rainsford is a big-game hunter who travels the world in search of sport. Read More
General Zaroff General Zaroff is a hunter who lives in a château on "Ship-Trap Island," off the coast of South America. He has white hair, a black mustache, and "the face of an aristocrat." Read More
Ivan Ivan is a tall man with a waist-length black beard. As General Zaroff's devoted servant, he kills people who refuse to serve as General Zaroff's prey.
Captain Nielsen Captain Nielsen, a "tough-minded old Swede," is the captain of the yacht Rainsford and Whitney are taking to the Amazon. He senses evil emanating from Ship-Trap Island.
Whitney Whitney is a hunter with a philosophical bent. He reasons that prey animals do not enjoy being hunted.
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