The popular trilogy The Hunger Games has much in common with “The Most Dangerous Game.” However, the themes present in the popular books are disparate in a number of important ways. For example, the primary contention of power exists between the government and the people, not between two individuals. Moreover, the participants of the games are well aware of what is being asked of them—they are knowingly forced into a situation where they must hunt fellow humans. One of the more poignant aspects of “The Most Dangerous Game” is the element of surprise—the hunted do not initially realize that they are the prey. Nevertheless, the two works have much in common thematically as both require the reader to deal with the moral questions of hunting the largest game of all.