Cannibalism In Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game

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In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell craftily used foreshadowing to suggest that General Zaroff was a cannibal. For example, in the exposition of the story, Whitney and Rainsford spoke of Ship-Trap island. Over the course of this conversation, the two of them mentioned the topic of cannibalism (2). Here, Connell used the repetition of “cannibals”, as well as the overall tone of the conversation to foreshadow events yet to come. Not long after Rainsford arrives on the island, the reader receives a description of General Zaroff; this description, while initially quite positive, took a turn as Connell described the general as having “red lips and pointed teeth” (6). It is common knowledge that creatures with pointed teeth
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