The most dangerous game

The most dangerous game

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  • Exposition: Two hunters named Rainsford and Whitney are about to sail to a land to hunt.
  • Setting: Dark night, sailing on a boat to an island.
  • The Most Dangerous Game By: Richard Connell
  • Conflict: "No General, I will not hunt" (Connell 73).
  • Rising action:
  • "I'll cheerfully acknowledge myself defeated if I don't find you by midnight on the third day" (Connell 74)
  • "But Ivan was not. The knife driven by the recoil of the springing tree had not wholly failed" (Connell 790.
  • "The General was playing him! The General was saving him for another day sport!" (Connell 76).
  • Climax: "Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed he heard the hounds then he leaped far out into the sea" (Connell 80).
  • Falling action: "Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the chateau twenty feet below him the sea hissed Rainsford hesitated he heard the hounds then leaped far out into the sea" (Connell 80).
  • Theme: The story is showing a relationship towards the hunter and the hunted.
  • Resolution: "I am still a beast at bay" (Connell 80).
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