Why Is Zaroff's Game Unfair

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How would you feel if you were the animal being hunted? In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford was being hunted by the hunter Zaroff. Zaroff's game is unfair. One reason his game is unfair is he has a weapon advantage, another reason is he knows his way around the island, another reason Zaroff's game is unfair is that he is a cheater.` First of all Zaroff has a weapon advantage. While Zaroff is explaining the rules to Rainsford, “I give him a supply of food and an excellent hunting knife. I'll give him three hours to start. I am to follow, armed only with a pistol.”’ He has the advantage of a ranged weapon while rainsford has a weapon you need to get up close for. After Rainsford decided to be hunted, “Ivan” he said to rainsford, “will supply you with hunting clothes, food, a knife.” It’s not fair what rainsford got compared to what Zaroff got. …show more content…

Second off, Zaroff's game is unfair; he knows his way around the island. While explaining the rules, “I suggest that you avoid the big swamp in the southeast corner of the island. We call it Death Island.” He knows his way around the island and can easily trap Rainsford if he catches him in a dead end. Another quote, after Rainsford fell off the boat, “Dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliffs. What perils that tangle of trees and underbrush might hold for him did not concern Rainsford just then.” The island is a maze and can get anyone who goes in it get lost, but Zaroff knows his way and can easily find his way around. This proves that Zaroff’s game is unfair because he knows his way around the island. Last but not least Zaroff is a cheater; while explaining the rules he never said anything about having dogs who will easily catch the hunted. Whilst explaining the rules Zaroff states, “If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins.” In the rules he doesn't explain that if you can't be catched he will use his

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