The Most Dangerous Game Analysis Essay

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The Most Dangerous Game Getting stranded on an island is one thing, but getting stranded on an island with a man trying to hunt you is another thing. In The Most Dangerous Game exactly that happens to a man named Rainsford. After falling off a boat, on his way to a big hunting trip, he finds himself on an island running from a man, General Zaroff, who is trying to hunt him. In the short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, the author uses time running out, dragging out the story, and mood to hold the reader’s interest throughout the story. Connell uses the element of time running out in The Most Dangerous Game to hold the reader’s interest several times. For example, “They would be on him any minute now. His mind worked frantically”(82). Rainsford is trying to escape General Zaroff, so…show more content…
Rainsford just got to the island and comes to a door. “Rainsford lifted the heavy knocker, and let it fall. The door opened then, opened as suddenly as if it were on a spring, and Rainsford stood blinking in the river of glaring gold light that poured out. The first thing Rainsford’s eyes discerned was the largest man Rainsford had ever seen—a gigantic creature, solidly made and black-bearded to the waist. In his hand the man held a long-barreled revolver, and he was pointing it straight at Rainsford’s heart”(71). This holds the reader's interest because they will wonder why a gigantic man is standing with a revolver pointed at Rainsford's heart. They can assume that something bad may happen but they want to know what exactly will happen. Time running out, dragging out the story, and mood were some of the things Richard Connell used in his short story, The Most Dangerous Game, to hold the reader's interest. These things helped interest the reader and make them want to keep reading to find out what will happen next. These are the things that make a story better, and they are the reason this story is so good and easy to
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