In the Introduction, Rainsford along with his crew sail past Ship Trap Island, a forbidden island, while they travel to the Amazon. Rainsford accidentally falls off the boat near Ship Trap Island and has to choose whether to swim for the ship in the fog or find help on the island.
In the Hook, Rainsford swims toward the island and the gunshot he has heard to attempt to survive on his own.
In the Rising Action, Rainsford meets Ivan, finds a big home on the island, and finds out the details about the gunshot earlier, what "The Most Dangerous Game" is, and why everyone is so scared of this island.
In the climax, after finding dead Ivan, General Zaroff is about to kill Rainsford, but he escapes and hides behind the curtains.
After three days of hunting and trying to win the game, General Zaroff goes back to the house and waits to congratulate Rainsford, but instead recieves a surprise.
Rainsford kills General Zaroff and sleeps comfortably in the bed crowned the winner of The Most Dangerous Game.