The Most Dangerous Game
Updated: 3/17/2021
The Most Dangerous Game

Storyboard Text

  • "The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window." (26)
  • Simile: Comparing two things using like or as. In this sentence the flat sea is being compared to a window.
  • Metaphor: a comparison of two things not using like or as. In this sentence the lights of the yacht are being compared to fireflies.
  • Foreshadowing: Giving the reader a hint of what will happen later in the story. This quote gives the reader the idea that there is something abnormal about the island.
  • "We were drawing near the island then. What I felt was a-a mental chill; a sort of sudden dread." (26)
  • Metaphor: A comparison of two things not using like or as. The lights of the yacht are being compared to vanishing fireflies.
  • "The lights of the yacht became faint and ever-vanishing fireflies..." (28)
  • Irony: When the opposite of what the reader expects happens. This quote is ironic because Zaroff states he is civilized, but he hunts men.
  • "I have electricity. We try to be civilized here." (36)
  • "'I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve,' he said through tight teeth." (39)
  • Internal Conflict: A struggle within the mind of a character. It can be mental or emotional. This quote reveals that Rainsford is frightened and scared.
  • "He knew where he was now. Death Swamp and its quicksand." (43)
  • External Conflict: A struggle that occurs between a character and an outside force. He is fighting against the quicksand. Man vs Nature