Setting In The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

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In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” Richard Connell uses setting to add to the plot, fabricating a thrilling read packed with action and suspense. For example, the main setting for the story is an island. Rainsford is fighting for his life, and the fact that he is trapped on an island contributes to the tension and excitement the story delivers. The author shows the readers what is going on in Rainford’s head, and depicted his thoughts as, “Now he got a grip on himself, had stopped, and was taking stock of himself and his situation. He saw that straight flight was futile; inevitably it would bring him face to face with the sea. He was in a picture with a frame of water, and his operations, clearly, must take place within that frame”(11).
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