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The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell
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Whitney

Character Analysis

Whitney is Rainsford’s hunting partner, and he gets about, oh, three lines in the entire story. His main role is to set up Rainsford's character by being a contrast. Whitney believes that jaguars and prey in general experience “The fear of pain and the fear of death,” and therefore deserve a little sympathy.

But he goes downstairs before Rainsford falls over the side of the yacht, and then presumably heads off to hunt those poor, sympathetic jaguars.

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