Characterization In The Wife's Story, And The Most Dangerous Game

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How can an author change the story using characterization? There are many diverse ways of describing characters or moments. Some authors use literary terms to describe certain characters, others use a very unique way called “ Exploding the Moment.” This means you use very specific and detailed words to describe a character. In the story MDG the character that the author emphasized more on was, Zaroff. Zaroff was a general that owns a island called ship trap, he captures stranded people and hunts them down for a living. In the Wife’s story the main character was the husband and the author focused more on him by explaining the character thoroughly. Although the characters are completely different in “The Wife’s Story” and “ The Most Dangerous Game” both authors set the mood by exploding the moment and using characterization. That contributed to how we imagine the character in terms of how he looks and acts.

In the first story “ The Most Dangerous Game” the main character Rainsford is being hunted by Zaroff the owner of Ship Trap island. And during the story the author describes Zaroff very well. For example, “ He was a tall man past middle age, for his hair was a vivid white; but his thick eyebrows and pointed military mustache were as black as the night from which Rainsford had come. His eyes, too, were black and very bright. He had high cheekbones, a sharpcut nose, a spark, dark face--the face of a man used to giving orders, the face of an aristocrat.” This was a excerpt
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