Most Dangerous Game Conflict Analysis

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Most Dangerous Game takes place on a small island in the Caribbean, the short story is written in a past time period. Sailors know this island as the Ship-Trap Island and on this island lives a homicide that hunts sailors. The short story Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell address suspense by showing the external conflict between Rainsford vs. Zaroff . The author uses the conflict between Rainsford and Zaroff to create suspense because the readers don’t know what is going to be the outcome of the game and what will happen to the characters.
The conflict between Rainsford and Zaroff is external, this creates suspense because Zaroff finds hunting diverting because he is bored of hunting animals so now he hunts sailors, which is Rainsford who is trapped on the island and the readers don’t know what will zaroff
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On the second night of the hunt Zaroff takes his servant, some guns, and some hounds to hunt for Rainsford. “The hound raised their voice as they hit the fresh scent. Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay feels” (17). There is a lot of tension in this quote because it shows Zaroff uses his hound to find Rainsford but the readers don’t know how will Rainsford escape from the hound. The last night Zaroff uses everything he has to hunt Rainsford down, he chases him all the way out to the sea where Rainsford jumps and zaroff leaves because he ran out of ammo. Then Rainsford swam to the other side and went in Zaroff’s room and hid behind the curtains. “A man who had been hiding in the curtain of the bed, was standing there’’ (18). This created a lot of suspense in the readers minds because how did Rainsford swam across the island and came into Zaroff’s room before he did. Therefore, Rainsford won the game because he killed Zaroff when he got in his bedroom and finally he enjoyed sleeping on the bed after a long
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