Power Of Authority In Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game

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In Richard Connell’s, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell utilizes rising action, suspense, and characterization of Rainsford to convey the theme of power of mind against the power of authority. When Rainsford was in the forest being hunted down by General Zaroff, Rainsford had to make a quick decision when he thinks, “He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide” (p.14). In this quote, Rainsford thinks about his odds of surviving and what he needs to do or what General Zaroff wants him to do, which is to die.
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