Essay Comparing The Most Dangerous Game And The Cask Of Amontillado

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“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, both portray many examples of imagery. As the two stories progress, both of their imagery levels become very detailed and create an entertaining plot for the reader to imagine. From going in depths to give imagery of the island, the characters, and the scenery in the story, “The Most Dangerous Game” uses many examples of imagery for the reader, making the story better and more senseful. Even though both of the stories provide imagery, “The Most Dangerous Game” provides the better of the two stories. There are many ways “The Most Dangerous Game” uses imagery to create imaginative ways for the reader to look at the story. Some of the ways are how …show more content…

For example, when Poe states, “The wine sparkled in his eyes and the bells jingled. My own fancy grew warm with the Medoc. We had passed through long walls of piled skeletons, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs. I paused again, and this time I made bold to seize Fortunato by an arm above the elbow” (64). He is showing the fine details of different objects and sceneries from the story. Although some people do believe this, Connell far exceeds in imagery as he gives the finest points and details from the story. He states, “Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified. He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket. He leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there, to get greater elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head” (217). Connell is showing parts in the story and giving them creative details the reader can use to imaginate as their own in their head. Also, the article “Plot Summary: The Most Dangerous Game” states, “Rainsford decides to set a trap for Zaroff. If Zaroff trips it, a dead tree will fall on him. Soon Zaroff's foot

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