The exposition of TMDG starts out when Rainsford and Whitney are on a yacht, on their way to Rio, also to hunt on the Amazon River. It's pitch black outside, and the two men are chatting about rather they think animals have feelings or not.
The conflict starts when Rainsford is smoking a pipe and drops it, when he quickly jumps and tries to save his pipe, he falls into the freezing old ocean. Rainsford tries to quickly swim and catch up to the yacht, when he fails, he reacts fast and swims against the waves to find shore.
Time for revenge!
The main part of the rising action is when Rainsford discovers that General Zaroff is a man hunter and he wants Rainsford to join him. When Rainsford declines, Zaroff is now after him. Rainsford goes through many challenges like running from dogs that are thirsty for blood.
The climax of TMDG is when Rainsford is running away from General Zaroff's dogs and he sees a cliff, Rainsford figures that this is his only chance to escape from the General's grip. Rainsford makes a frantic choice to jump off of the cliff into the freezing cold water.
The falling action in TMDG is when Rainsford swims back ashore to General Zaroff's house. During this time, the general thinks Rainsford died when he jumped off the cliff. Next, Rainsford showed up at the general's bedside.
The resolution in TMDG is when Rainsford challenges General Zaroff to a "dual" whoever wins, lives and gets to sleep in the very comfortable bed, whoever loses, dies. Rainsford ends up defeating General Zaroff and sleeps in what he states is the best bed ever.