The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

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  • Title
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • -Ship-Trap Island -Caribbean
  • spooky, mysterious, suspenseful
  • Richard Connell
  • Title:
  • Exposition:
  • -Whitey -Rainford -General Zaroff -Ivan
  • Rainford says, "No General, I will not hunt" (Connell 73).
  • Conflict:
  • The narrator says, "... But he was not quite quick enough; the dead tree, delicately adjusted to rest on the cut living one, crashed down and struck the general a glancing blow on the shoulder as it fell... (Connell 77).
  • The narrator says, "... General Zaroff was still on his feet. But Ivan was not. The knife, driven by the recoil of the springing tree, had not wholly failed (Connell 79).
  • Rainford thought, "I have played the fox; now I must play the cat of the fable" (Connell 75).
  • Rising Action:
  • The narrator mentions, " Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the chateau. Twenty- feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainford hesitated (Connell 80).
  • Climax:
  • The narrator infers, "He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea... (Connell 80).
  • Falling Action:
  • Zaroff announces, "I congratulate you. You, have won the game" (Connell 80).
  • Success requires stamina!
  • Resolution:
  • Theme:
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