How do i get away from him? What if i die? What do i do?
Man VS Self
One example of Man Vs Self in The Most Dangerous Game is when Rainsford is struggling to survive and beat General Zaroff at his own hunting game. Rainsford doesnt agree with the way that Zaroff hunts, therefore he struggles with what he is supposed to believe in terms of hunting. " I have electricity. We try to be civilized here. "Civilized? And you shoot down men?"A trace of anger was in the general's black eyes, but it was there for but a second, and he said, in his most pleasant manner: "Dear me, what a righteous young man you are! I assure you I do not do the thing you suggest."
Overall Rainsford is trying to get away from the General. Throughout his hunting in the night we see man vs self because he is trying to convince himself that what he is doing is the right thing. Running away from the General and traveling at night,while being hunted is a lot for one person. Thoughts, and being unsure cloud his judgement ultimately leaving for an interesting ending to the story. "Rainsford did not want to believe what his reason told him was true, but the truth was as evident as the sun that had by now pushed through the morning mists. The general was playing with him! The general was saving him for another day's sport! The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. Then it was that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror."
Another example of Man Vs Self is Rainsford trying to decide whether or not to kill General Zaroff. This is a hard decision between himself because, as stated ealier, he doesnt really know what to think. The fact that he kills the General is hard for him to come to terms with because earlier on in the story he didnt agree with how the general hunted. The general made one of his deepest bows. "I see," he said. "Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard,Rainsford."...He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.