Mon 26 Sep, 2016 01:14 am
Does anybody know the origin of the phrase "It seems the hunter has become the hunted?" There was a National Geographic TV show named after it, a TVTropes page for the trope, etc. It's been parodied and "snowcloned" many times, like the Onion's article "It Seems The Hunter Has Become Arrested For Not Having A Gun License." But I can't find the first usage. I thought it might be in "The Most Dangerous Game," but it didn't seem to be anywhere in that story.
A quick google came up with this, don't know when the exact phrase was first used though.
This trope has roots as far back as Greek Mythology, where a quite literal hunter, Actaeon, is transformed into a deer by Artemis and eventually torn apart by his own dogs.