Most Dangerous Game And Liberty: A Literary Analysis

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Both stories , “The Most Dangerous Game” and “ Liberty”, share the conclusion to their conflict as both characters escape to their freedom. These characters must make personal sacrifices in order to obtain their own freedom. Richard Connell's short story is a telling of an escape to physical freedom whereas Julia Alvarez’s short story is more about an escape to abstract freedom. In “The Most Dangerous Game” the physical freedom is centered around Rainsford and him surviving the manhunt. Rainsford’s only way to do this is to not only get through Zaroff’s traps but to defeat him. The only option Rainsford has is to kill Zaroff which means he has to put his new beliefs aside on how hunting men is wrong, Rainsford says, “Hunting? Good God, General

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