In "The Most Dangerous Game," Richard Connell uses setting to convey the theme of don't trust everything that looks good at first sight.He does this by making General Zaroff's home sound amazing like an mirage.An example of this is when Rainsford first sees General Zaroff's home he describes it as,"A lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom,his eyes made out the shadowy outline of a palatial chateau..."Although as he finds out later in the story this home of refuge turns out to be more of a prison.The jungle itself is an example of this theme also in the sense that it appears to be the place of his death yet it turns out to be his savior in the end.The swamp in the jungle itself appears to be the same as the rest of the jungle floor but when he goes to take a step it almost ensnares him.These examples are all contributing to the theme of dont trust everything that looks good at first sight through the use of setting.
"This place has a reputation-a bad one."
"Dont be alarmed,I fell of a yacht.My name is Sanger Rainsford of New York City."
"Dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliffs."
"A lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom,his eyes made out the shadowy outline of a palatial chateau..."
"Rainsford had fought his way through the bush for two hours."
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