A far off island in the Caribbean , for one its pleasure. For the other it 's certain death. Welcome to ship trap island. The title of the story is The most Dangerous game by Richard Connell. Rainsford demonstrates that he is Alert, Intelligent, and Talented by fighting for his life against the General.
In The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell foreshadows by creating dilemmas which makes the problems he gives to the main fictional character, Rainsford, very complex. General Zaroff is the leader of the island and Richard Connell makes you think if Rainsford will ever escape Ship-Trap Island. General Zaroff says to Rainsford “I’ll see what you can do against my whole pack.” Despite that he already has enough issues trying to win the game. Which foreshadows whether Rainsford will get out alive to win the game or
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.
The Setting Is Fundamental To The Plot Gaby Coelho Block G In Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,”the setting is absolutely essential to the plot. For instance, the plot does not work if the setting is not an isolated island. The general explains to Rainsford what his “guests” must do to survive. “‘If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins’”(8). If the story does not take place on an isolated island, it will be easy for General Zaroff’s prey to hide from him for three days.
A dynamic character is one who changes over the course of a story after learning something extremely important. In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Rainsford has to undergo a difficult experience that causes him to change his thinking about being a big game hunter. When Rainsford and his crew are passing by the dreaded Ship-Trap Island, Rainsford experiences a misfortune and falls overboard the ship. He is thrown into the sea, has to swim for his life in the choppy waters, and eventually reaches Ship-Trap Island. After Rainsford arrives on Ship-Trap Island, he discovers a mansion where General Zaroff lives, the antagonist of the story.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a narrative about Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, who finds himself on a secluded island after falling overboard a yacht. Rainsford locates a large building on the island and meets General Zaroff, who invites him to rest and replenish his health in his home. After Zaroff explains that he also enjoys hunting, he also reveals that he has discovered a new, more dangerous animal to hunt: humans. Zaroff forces Rainsford to become the hunted in order to win his freedom and return to the mainland. Connell’s central idea suggests that instinct does not always yield to reason.
The Great Hunt Hunting good because it keeps control of the animal population.However in the story Zaroff uses hunting in a bad way. Rainsford was on a boat and then fell off the boat. Then he looked around the island for people on the island so he could get food and water but then he got caught up with in a hunting game then survived the hunting game. General Zaroff was one of the best hunters In the world and Rainsford survived all three days so that proves that Rainsford is better then General Zaroff.Richard Connell uses mood/tone in his story “The Most Dangerous Game” to convey the theme of competition rarely enhances a person’ character. Rainsford had to overcome a lot of obstacles to become a better survivalist.One
Rainsford had to learn to overcome his weaknesses. Rainsford was put up against great obstacles. When he was being hunted General Zaroff had many advantages. Unlike Rainsford, Zaroff new the geography of the island. Zaroff also had bloodhounds, but he only used them on the third day.
The Necessity of the setting in “The Most Dangerous Game” The setting is so essential to the plot of Richard Connell 's short story, “The Most Dangerous Game.” For instance, the general has a false channel which makes sure he always has prey to hunt. General Zaroff presses a button and out in the caribbean lights appeared. “‘They indicate a channel, where there 's none; giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide-open jaws”’ (8). All the ships crash into these rocks and that ensures that Zaroff always has prey to hunt. Another reason why the setting is so essential to the plot is, General Zaroff is on a deserted island this ensures his prey cannot escape.
There are two distinct reasons why the setting Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” is essential to the plot. First of all, the thick jungle is important because it gives hunted people many places to hide from General Zaroff. Even with the general’s keen hunting skills, the maze of plants and trees gives excellent protection. When Rainsford approaches the island, he sees that, “An unbroken front of snarled and ragged jungle fringed the shore.” (3) The dense foliage is a tough challenge for anyone stranded on Ship-Trap island, and is sure to deteriorate anyone’s energy. Even the great hunter Rainsford’s.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” One characteristic necessary for survival is Knowledge, and good reasoning, you need to know your surroundings and able to survive off the land. You need to know when to reason with your thoughts and actions, for instance is it rational and realistic? Rainsford does this when he fights the general, and ends up jumping off the cove and swimming back the “Palatial Chateau” or the General’s Estate. Where the reader decides what happens. “Rainsford!” screamed the general.
The suspense in the story is very important because it adds to how the story is being told, and how the reader portrays the story when reading. The suspense is developed while Rainsford is talking with General Zaroff about what the most dangerous game is, the readers are left wondering what could this game be and why couldn’t Rainsford think of it. It is sustained after we find out what the most dangerous game is, Rainsford then request to leave but the only off the island is to be General Zaroff’s game and to beat General Zaroff. The roles that coincidence comes into play is after the discussion between Whiney and Rainsford, after Whiney turns in for the night, Rainsford, after hearing gunshot in the direction of the island he then leans