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The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game


by Richard Connell

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References

  • Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor from 160-180 CE (2.31).

Musical References

  • Folies-Bergere, Paris music hall famous for presenting operettas, pantomimes, musical comedies, acrobatic acts, and vaudeville (1.141).
  • Madame Butterfly, tragic opera by Giacomo Puccini (2.30)

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