The Most Dangerous Game

How does the irony in "The Most Dangerous Game" help explain the theme of the story?

What are examples of irony in "The Most Dangerous Game?" With Evidence.

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

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Answered by Aslan 4 hours ago 9/8/2015 10:46 AM

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.

The irony of the hunter becoming the hunted ties in with the theme of animals having emotions and understanding panic, fear, terror....