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  • "The Most Dangerous Game"
  • Exposition: Characters; Rainford, Whitney, Ivan, and General Zaroff. Setting; Ship-Trap Island. Mood; Gloomy and mysterious.
  • By: Victoria Selby
  • Conflict: "I wish to leave this Island at once... I wish to go today... I will not hunt" (Connell 73).
  • Rising Action: "He stood there rubbing his injured shoulder, and Rainsford with fear again, gripping his heart, heard the generals laugh ring through the jungle" (Connell 77).
  • "He stepped back from the quicksand a dozen feet or so, and like some prehistoric beaver, he began to dig" (Connell 78).
  • "Then he ran for his life. The hounds raised their voices as they hit the fresh scent" (Connell 79).
  • Climax: "The general was playing with him! The general was saving him for another days sport... Then it was that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror" (Connell 76).
  • Falling Action: "Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea..." (Connell 80).
  • Theme: The theme of The Dangerous Game is, violence is never the answer. No matter what other people do to you or because its "a game" violence is never the answer.
  • Resolution: " 'I congratulate you' he said. 'You have won the game' " (Connell 80).
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