The Most Dangerous Game

Ironies in "The Most Dangerous Game?"

What are the ironies in "The Most Dangerous Game? with explanations.

How do these ironies help explain the theme of the story?

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There is irony in the fact that Rainsford, a famous hunter, is being humted. Also Rainsford finally realizes what an animal would experience while being hunted. Consider the irony in this short conversation between Rainsford and Whitney:

"For the hunter," amended Whitney. "Not for the jaguar." 

"Don't talk rot, Whitney," said Rainsford. "You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?"
"Perhaps the jaguar does," observed Whitney.