Literary Techniques Used In The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, is an adventurous tale that pits two notorious hunters against one another in a life and death competition. Richard Connell’s story creates suspicion about the nature or violation and the ethics of hunting for sport. In, The Most Dangerous Game, the use of suspenseful foreshadowing and the threatening setting shows the characters test for future survival. This demonstrates that the act of survival and terror can change a person from civilized to savage. In, The Most Dangerous Game, foreshadowing plays a vital role in the story. An early instance of foreshadowing is glanced at the deserted island’s name, Ship-Trap Island, “The old charts call it Ship-Trap Island; a suggestive name, isn’t it?

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