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A Changed Man The short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is about the hunter and the hunted Later in the story it becomes ironic when the hunter becomes the hunted The story turns into a competition for survival The author uses the story to present three conflicts for the main character that eventually change him Rainsford has conflicts with other people nature and himself The main conflict of the story is man versus man The first conflict presented in the story is between Rainsford and his partner Whitney They are hunters who are headed to the Amazon to hunt vicious animals such as jaguars and tigers The conflict arises when Whitney and Rainsford disagree about hunting being the best sport in the world Although both are hunters Whitney believes hunting is only the best for the hunter and not for the jaguar Rainsfords beliefs are quite contrary however asking who cares how a jaguar feels Whitney believes the animals all know fear of pain and fear of dying Rainsford thinks of himself as a realist stating the world is made up of two classes-the hunters and the huntees This conflict is never resolved as the two decide to change the subject The conflict between Rainsford and General Zaroff is another example of the man versus man conflict Rainsford after falling overboard and swimming to the island meets General Zaroff who has bought an island on which to hunt Zaroff is a sportsman who has invented a new version of the hunting game His game is to train those men whose ships were wrecked and ended up on his island He then provides them with food and a knife for three days These men are then let out of his compound into the island while Zaroff chases after them and tries to hunt them down If they survive during those three days they have won the game and are let free On
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