The Most Dangerous Game

12. Pg 36 “The general was playing with him! The general was saving him for another day’s sport! The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse.” What is the main conflict of this story? Identify ways in which this conflict might be resolved.


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Here is a classic man vs man conflict. Zaroff is the predator and Rainsford is the prey: the former hunter (Rainsford) becomes the hunted. In an escape story such as this, there must be a classic showdown between the two opposing forces. There will be a final battle between Zaroff and Rainsford.