"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connel


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  • Exposition Whitney warns, '"This place has a reputation--a bad one'" (Connell 62).  
  • Inciting Incident  The inciting incident is introduced when Rainsford finds, "...his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far out and lost his balance" (Connell 63).
  • Rising Action  In the beginning of the Rising Action the antagonist states, "'Tonight,' said the general, 'we will hunt-- you and I"' (Connell 73).
  • Climax  The Climax is introduced when the story mentions, "Rainsford hesitate. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea...." (Connell 80). 
  • Falling Action Rainsford says, "'I am still a beast at bay,' he said, in a low horsed voice. 'Get ready, General Zaroff"' (Connell 80).
  • Resolution General Zaroff states, "'... One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford...."' (Connell 80).
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