The most Dangerous Game

The most Dangerous Game
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  • Exposition: Characters; Rainsford, Whitney, General Zaroff, and Ivan.
  • Title: "The Most Dangerous Game"
  • Mood; Dark and creepy
  • Setting; On a yacht, but mainly Ship-Trap Island
  • Conflict; "No General", he said. "I will not hunt." (Conell 73)
  • Rising Actions: "But the hope that was in Rainsford's brain when he climbed died for he saw in the Shallow Valley that General Zaroff was still on his feet. But Ivan was not."(Connel 79)
  • "They would be here any minute now. His mind worked frantically. He thought of an old native trick he had learned in Uganda. He slid down the tree. (Connel 78)
  • "Rainsford knew he could do one of two things. He could stay where he is and wait. That was suicide. He could flee. That was just postponing the inevitable" (Conell 78)
  • Climax: " 'Nerve, nerve, nerve!' he panted as he dashed along, A blue gap showed between the trees dead ahead. Ever nearer drew the hounds. Rainsford forced himself toward the the gap. He reached it. It was the shore of the sea. Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the Chateau. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea..." (Conell 80)
  • Falling action: At ten he went up to his bedroom. He was deliciously tired, he said to himself as he locked himself in" (Conell 80)
  • Resolution: "The general sucked in his breath and smiled ' I congratulate you;' he said. 'You have one the game.'
  • Theme: The theme to this story is the violence of hunting. You are able to see through Rainsford's eyes of what it is like to be hunted like an animal.
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