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English Story Map Project
Transcript of English Story Map Project
Tyler Parks & Collin Frondorf
The Most dangerous Game
In the most dangerous game the protagonist, Rainsford, is hunted for sport by the evil general Zaroff. The two must battle for there lives on the abandoned isle. General Zaroff may have the upper hand with better supplies, traps, and expierence, but with Rainsford's quick wits he may surprise Zaroff it's survival of the fittest
Throught the story Rainsford and General Zaroff confront each other 3 times. Each time Rainsford sets a cleverly disquised hunting trap to kill Zaroff. Each time Zaroff sets off the trap but avoids major injury. Zaroff compliments Rainsfords skill and continues to pursue him.
In the story and during Rainsford's first encounter with the general, Zaroff approaches the tree and stands listening and watching for Rainsford. Although Zaroff is fully aware of Rainsford's presence he flees the scene acknowledging that it would be to easy and sportsmanlike to kill Rainsford at that moment. This passage from the story shows Zaroff's love of the hunt and that he show s respect for the game. This passgage also stresses the aspect that makes up the plot which is man-to-man external conflict. This passage is very suspenseful as it builds the suspense and then slowly releases it as Zaroff walks away
In the beginning of the story Rainsford talks about sport hunting and feels that the animals cannot feel a thing and that they have little meaning on earth. Rainsford expresses that he has little sympathy for the game he hunts and that he has no guilt or regret of his decision to hunt. This is ironic because he will soon become the hunted
During the story the demented and world renowned hunter, General Zaroff hunts Rainsford for sport in a vicious yet strategic battle between the hunter and the hunted. Rainsford wagers his life for freedom from the island. This is ironic because Rainsford was the all powerful hunter and now becomes the defenseless prey.
General Zaroff is a world renowned hunter and goes against Rainsford in a game of Hunter vs. Prey where, coincidentally, Rainsford is the hunted. This represents irony becuase Rainsford belives that he is the greatest hunter in the world, but when he meets Zaroff he is matched. The game is a strategic battle between Zaroff and Rainsford. Both will use the expertise to try and gain an upper hand.
During Rainsford's first encounter with the general, Zaroff is fully aware of Rainsford's prescience and walks away. This leaves a large cliffhanger because you wonder what will happen to Rainsford and if Zaroff will surprise him
At the end of the story Rainsford sneaks into Zaroff's bedroom and begins the final battle between the two hunter's. The story ends with a cliffhanger because it does not tell you who won the battle until the very last line and it dose not say what happens afterwards.
Although the story ends in a cliff hanger i like it in some respects because it carries the suspense and action all the way to the end.
The narrator is a dynamic character. his feelings and emotions towards his younger brother, Doodle, change throughout the story.In the begining Doodle was seen as an embarrasment and a burden.
Cask of Amontillado
In "The Cask of Amontillado" the narrator sets a dark and mysterious mood by not giving a full background of the story. The lack of details of the character and the problem give the plot a mysterious background that makes the story more interesting to read.
The setting of "The Cask of Amontillado gives the story an dark and depressing mood. The setting is mainly in the ancient catacombs beneath the family estate of the narrator's. The setting is very important to the mood because the desolate an deserted catacombs feed into the dark and mysterious mood The setting plays a key role in multiple aspects of the story including the rising action, mood, and theme.
We know little about the Narrator, this lack of knowledge feeds to the mood. The narrator is a dark shadowy figure who anti-social and has set plans to kill his friend who has insulted him. We have no formal background about the narrator or an in depth view of his motive. This adds a mysterious element to the plot.
The narrator of "the Cask of amontillado" is a flat character. We know little about him which adds mystery to the plot.
The narrator of the story is flat. His shady personality fits into the plot and makes the story more interesting to read. Because the plot is so complex and descriptive. the narrator fits right into the mood.
The narrator was ashamed to have a crippled brother so he decided to make Doodle normal by teaching him how to walk and do other normal physical actiities.
The narrator's friend insults him but it is never explained what exactly he has done, this is where the external conflict begins. The narrator vows vengeance against his friend. He plans out his plot and executes it perfectly. The Narrator succeeds and incarcerates his friend in the catacombs. The plot of the story revolves around external conflict.
The narrator realized that he was only trying to help his brother because of pride and he also admitted that some of the things he did to Doodle cruel, so cruel that in the end Doodle died. The narrator regretted what he had done and he very sad and mournful. After Doodle dies the narrator finds out that he loves Doodle.
Edgar Allen Poe's writing style is unique. He uses a Gothic style with a wide range of vocabulary and many sensory details. In the story descriptions of the catacombs give the reader a visual of the story as if they were within the story itself.
The sensory details provide a better understanding of the plot and the setting of the story. These sensory details are what make "The Cask of Amontillado" such an interesting story.
The Gift of the Magi
The scarlet Ibis that dies in the families yard symbolizes Doodle and what happens to Doodle.
The "Gift of the Magi"'s plot revolves around dramatic irony. The irony is caused because of a lack of communication were a couple made a mistake whilst getting gifts for each other. each of them gave up something important to them for their loved one
The bird symbolizes Doodle because it doesn't fit in and after a very long and hard journey it dies.
The theme in "The Gift of the Magi" is you will give up anything for your love but you cannot ever predict the outcome.
The theme in this story is very important because the story was written to explain this theme. The theme is important to this story because the plot revolves around this thematic element.
The setting of the story is interesting because it is set back in the time of the days were most people were poor so the sacrifices that the couple made meant more than if happened today.
The description of Doodle when he dies renforces that the Ibis symbolizes Doodle.
"He didn't answer so I gently lifted his head. He toppled backward onto the earth. He had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red.
"Doodle, Doodle." There was no answer but the ropy rain. I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis."
The Antagonist of "The Most Dangerous Game" is General Zaroff. He is considered this because he is trying to stop the protagonist, Rainsford from achieving his goals of escaping the island. But as the antagonist the General has goals of his own that he plans on achieving
In the beginning of the story Rainsford states his opinion about the game he hunts and says that he feels no sympathy for them. This turns out later to be verbal irony because he becomes the hunted and the general has no sympathy for him.
Doodle is a round character because we know about his entire life and we know alot about him. He was born at the start of the story.
We know so much about Doodle because the story is about his life.
The Minister's Black Veil
The motivation for the internal conflict within the narrator is that he is ashamed of having a crippled brother which is why he was trying to make Doodle stronger. The conflict is because the narrator is helping out of selfishness instead of selflessness.
3rd person pov
Because it is in 3rd person limited we share with the villagers some of their curiosity over the veil. Since we do not know the Minister's thoughts and he does not outright say it we do not truly know why the Minister wears he black veil.
The Minister is a static character because even when his wife leaves him and when he is at his death bed he will not show anyone what is under the black veil. His opinion does not change and through the entire story he will not let another mortal see his face.
The Minister's turning point is when he will not even let his wife see behind the veil and thus ending his relationship with her. This is his turning point because it shows that he is determined not to let anyone see behind the veil. It shows that the veil is not a temporary thing but that he will wear it for the rest of his life.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
The only thing that is really foreshadowed is Peyton's death. At the end of the story Peyton is hung.
"Suppose a man--a civilian and student of hanging--should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Farquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?"
The protagonist in the story is Peyton Farquhar who is a southern slave holder during the Civil War. He is the protagonist because the story is about his attempt to protect his family from the northern army.
1st person pov
The story is told from the narrator's point of view because it is a flash back through his memories.
There are multiple uses of figurative language that suports the theme of chaos in the story. "They seemed like streams of pulsating fire heating him to an intolerable temperature."