Study Guide

The Most Dangerous Game Tough-o-Meter

By Richard Connell

Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

On the one hand, we are talking about a straightforward, no tricks, nothing-fancy adventure story here. Richard Connell was clearly not interested in winning any awards for experimental prose. In fact, it’s not all that surprising that he was a screenwriter because he is so sparse with language and makes it all about action and less about depth of character.

But if you pay attention to the dialogue, you'll see that some complex ethical issues come up—and you may even have to draw some tough conclusions all by yourself.

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