"The Most Dangerous Game"

"The Most Dangerous Game"
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  • Exposition: •General Zaroff, Rainsford, Whitney •Rio, nighttime, Caribbean, yacht •Eerie, mysterious
  • Title: "The Most Dangerous Game"
  • Conflict: "No General, I will not hunt" (Connell 73).
  • Rising Action: "But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay; a smile spread over his brown face" (Connell 76).
  • "Not many men know how to make a Malay man catcher" (Connell 77).
  • "Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs" (Connell 78).
  • Climax: "A blue gap showed between the trees dead ahead. Ever nearer drew the hounds. Rainsford forced himself toward that gap. He reached it. It was the shore of the sea" (Connell 80).
  • Falling Action: "He could see the great hounds, and he called 'Better luck next time' to them. Then he switched on the light. A man, who had been hiding in the curtains of the bed, was standing there" (Connell 80).
  • Resolution: "'I congratulate you,' he said. 'You have won the game.' Rainsford did not smile.' I am still a beast at bay,' he said, in a low, hoarse voice.'Get ready, General Zaroff'" (Conell 80).
  • Theme: Rainsford and General Zaroff are represented as equals. But then Rainsford is put into the position of being hunted.
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