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The Most Dangerous Game

Plot of the story

Mary Pringle

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of The Most Dangerous Game

PLOT Sequence "The Most Dangerous Game", by Richard Connell Exposition Rising Action Conflict and Complications Climax Resolution What was the ending really about? The story opens with two men, Rainsford and Whitney, aboard a ship in the Caribbean Sea. The men are both big-game hunters enroute to the Amazon to hunt jaguars. It is nighttime and the men are discussing the morality of hunting as they pass an ominous island known as Ship-Trap Island. "OFF THERE to the right--somewhere--is a large island," said Whitney." It's rather a mystery--"

"What island is it?" Rainsford asked.

"The old charts call it `Ship-Trap Island,"' Whitney replied." A suggestive name, isn't it? Sailors have a curious dread of the place. I don't know why. Some superstition--" Ship Trap Island "Don't talk rot, Whitney," said Rainsford. "You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?" Man vs. Man Conflict: Rainsford & Whitney disagree on whether a jaguar has feelings. Man vs. Nature: Rainsford struggles with the sea after he falls overboard. It appears, for a moment, as if he might drown. Conflicts & Complications "He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head.

He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face and the salt water in his open mouth made him gag and strangle. "
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