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Sanger Rainsford and his companion Whitney are going to Rio to hunt the jaguar. After a discussion about how they are the hunters instead of the hunted, Rainsford ears gun shots , drops his pipe, and falls over board and into the Caribbean Sea while trying to retrieve it he realizes he cannot swim back to the boat, he swims to Ship-Trap Island. He finds a palatial chateau the owner, General Zaroff, and his gigantic deaf-mute servant Ivan. The General, another big-game hunter,knows of Rainsford from the book Rainsford wrote about hunting snow leopards in Tibet. After inviting him to dinner, General Zaroff tells Rainsford of how he is bored with hunting because it no longer a challenge. So, Zaroff says, he chose to live on this island where he could capture shipwrecked sailors to send them into the jungle with supplied with food, a knife. After a three-hour head start, he would follow them to hunt and kill them. If the captives got away from Zaroff, Ivan, and a pack of hunting dogs for three days, General Zaroff would let the man go, but no one has thus far. Zaroff invites Rainsford to join him in his hunt but Rainsford refuses. Zaroff then tells Rainsford that he can choose to be the next person to be hunted, or be whipped to death by Ivan. Rainsford chooses the hunt.

Rainsford finds a trail in the forest and climbs a tree. Zaroff finds him easily, but decides to play a cat would a mouse games with him. After the failed attempt at getting away from the General, Rainsford builds a "Malay man catcher", which injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home. Next he sets a Burmese tiger pit, which kills one of Zaroff's hounds. Finally, he sets a native Ugandan knife trap, which kills Ivan. To escape the General and his hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff. Zaroff thinks Rainsford has died in the fall and goes back home. Zaroff locks himself in his bedroom and turns on the lights, revealing Rainsford, who had been hidden by the bed curtains after having swum around the island. Zaroff congratulates him on winning the "game" but Rainsford decides to fight him, calling himself "a beast at bay." The General accepts the challenge, saying that the loser will be fed to the dogs and the winner will sleep in his bed. Though the fight is not described, the story ends with Rainsford saying that "he had never slept in a better bed," implying that he defeated Zaroff. it takes place in the early 1920's on ship-trap island somewhere in the Caribbean. the story beings on a yacht. then rainsford is on ship-trap island. the chateau owned by General Zaroff. the jungle on ship-trap island SETTING: Rainsford: An American big-game hunter. who fought in World-World 1. He is originally from New York City. He smokes a pipe and is a confident man. In the being Rainsford showed no sympathy for the animals he hunted "Don't talk rot, Whitney. You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels." we dont know if Rainsfords feelings toward hunting changed over the book i can only infer. Rainsford is a protagonist, he is also a round, main character.
General Zaroff: Russian big-game hunter from an aristocratic family. Zaroff was bored with killing typical game such as tigers, elephants, and water buffalo. Instead, he hunts the ultimate trophy animal man. he maintains his aristocratic lifestyle in his palatial home while pursuing his barbaric hobby. One might call him a civilized savage. lives in a chateau. a Cossack. An antagonist, round, static main character.

CHARACTERS monotone, direct, to the point, serious, suspenseful, clever, and focused VOICE: the jungle: the wild life and tangled jungle is a powerful symbol for Zaroff's psyche and twisted morals and just the chaos on the island. “snarled and ragged” is the growth of the plants shroud the island conceals Zaroff’s grotesque hunt for humans. The jungle also represents the restriction and Rainsfords loss of control.
the sea:
its Rainsford's way of regaining some control over his surroundings. as Rainsford rejects the physically and mentally challenging jungle for the sea he also gets a step ahead of Zaroff's game SYMBOLS: IRONY: 1) the fact that Rainsford used to be a hunter has become the prey
2) Rainsford did'nt care about the animals he hunted and how they felt, in the end Rainsford realizes how it feels to be an "animal at bay"
3) General Zaroff appears to be a civilized man from a noble family but in reality he is a cold blooded killer
4) when Zaroff says "I've invented a new animal to hunt" Rainsford thinks hes talking about animals but Zaroff is really talking about man
PLOT DIAGRAM: rainsford falls off the boat when he hears gun shots. when he finds out he cant get back to the boat and swims to ship-trap island. where he finds a blood stain in the grass. Rainsford meets Zaroff and Ivan. Zaroff wants Rainsford to hunt men with him but Rainsford refuses. Zaroff makes Rainsford pick if he wants to hunt or be whipped to death by Ivan. Rainsford goes into the jungle and climes a tree but was easily found by Zaroff Rainsford builds a "Malay man catcher", which injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home. Next he sets a Burmese tiger pit, which kills one of Zaroff's hounds. Finally, he sets a native Ugandan knife trap, which kills Ivan. To escape the General and his hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff. Zaroff thinks Rainsford has died in the fall and goes back home. Zaroff locks himself in his bedroom and turns on the lights, revealing Rainsford, who had been hidden by the bed curtains after having swum around the island. Zaroff congratulates him on winning the "game" but Rainsford decides to fight him, calling himself "a beast at bay." The General accepts the challenge, saying that the loser will be fed to the dogs and the winner will sleep in his bed Zaroff congratulates Rainsford on winning the "game" but Rainsford decides to fight him, calling himself "a beast at bay." The General accepts the challenge, saying that the loser will be fed to the dogs and the winner will sleep in his bed Rainsford fights Zaroff we infer that Rainsford kills Zaroff beacuse the winner sleeps in Zaroff's bed and in the every last sentence Rainsford thinks that "He had never slept in a better bed." PLOT: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME
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