The Most Dangerous Game


Richard Connell

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Whitney Character Analysis

Whitney is a friend and hunting companion of Rainsford’s who first introduces him and the reader to Ship-Trap Island and its ominous reputation as an evil place. Whitney argues with Rainsford about whether animals are capable of thought and feeling, thereby allowing the reader insight to Rainsford’s predator vs. prey worldview.
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Whitney Character Timeline in The Most Dangerous Game

The timeline below shows where the character Whitney appears in The Most Dangerous Game. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Sanger Rainsford and his friend Whitney are sailing on a yacht heading to the Amazon to hunt jaguars. It’s a particularly... (full context)
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Between comments about the island, Rainsford and Whitney (who are both hunters) argue about whether animals experience thoughts and feelings. Rainsford concludes that... (full context)