The Most Dangerous Game

by

Richard Connell

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Blood and the Color Red

In “The Most Dangerous Game,” references to blood and red imagery are used as a warning of coming dangers and to reinforce an atmosphere of violence and death. When Rainsford is thrown overboard into the…

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The Island

Ship-Trap Island hosts both a twisted jungle and a palatial mansion, untamed wilderness set against an edifice of noble civilization, but Connell uses the story’s events on the island to reveal those boundaries as…

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Zaroff’s Mansion

Set in contrast with the gnarled jungle on a remote island, General Zaroff’s mansion represents a superficial façade of civilization. A washed-up sailor might expect to find wilderness on a remote island, but…

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