Menggali Eksistensi Rainsford dan Zaroff, Analisis Filosofis terhadap The Most Dangerous Game Karya Richard Connell

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This article discusses famous short story by Richard Connell entitled The Most Dangerous Game. It seek to explore the
meaning of main characters’ existence from philosophical perspective. The finding of this article is that both main characters (Zaoff
and Rainsford) each represent the concept of bad faith and authentic in search of their existence. This short stories itself also
represents the importance of existence/survival facing the reality of hunting and being hunted.


existentialism; the most dangerous game; bad faith; authenticity; survival; philosophy.

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