The Most Dangerous Game Irony Analysis

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The Irony of the Hunter or Hunted In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell uses irony to reveal that what is said and done is not always what it appears to be throughout the story. In the beginning of the story Rainsford is very self confident and unsympathetic towards the game he’s hunting. Rainsford says, “ you’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher, who cares how a jaguar feels,” (Connell 1). At the beginning of the story Rainsford shows no sympathy for anyone, especially the game he was going to hunt. This is ironic because of the actions that take place later in the story where he is the one that is being hunted. He now knows how the jaguar feels. Zaroff says, “Here on my preserve on this island…. I
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