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Cumulative Project-The Most Dangerous Game

The plot, setting, characters, narrator, voice, symbolism, and irony of the story, The Most Dangerous Game
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Transcript of Cumulative Project-The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell Exposition Setting:
Place-The Caribbean(Ship Trap Island)
Time-Around the 1920s
Mood-Mysterious Characters:
Rainsford-pro, round, dynamic
General Zaroff-ant, flat, static
Captain Nielsen-pro, flat, static
Ivan-ant, flat, static
Whitney-pro, round, static Plot Diagram Conflict External Conflicts- Rainsford has to swim to the shore after falling off the yacht(M vs. N)
General Zaroff hunts Raisford(M vs. M) Internal Conflicts- Rainsford has to decide if hunting people is right or wrong Rainsford fell off the yacht while trying to seek out the mysterious noise on Ship Trap Island and swims toward the shore. Zarroff explains his background and shares his hunting stories with Raindsford, but concludes his conversation by telling Rainsford about the most dangerous game. Rainsford disagrees with Zaroff's new game, so then Zaroff challenges him to a game where Rainsford is the hunted. If Rainsford wins he can leave the Island alive. Then the games began. Rising Action Climax Resolution Falling Action Rainsford killed General Zaroff and Ivan Character traits and Quotes Rainsford: Protagonist-Rainsford is the main charater and is a hero since is followed by the narrator and stopped the most dagerous game on the island.
Round-Rainsford is fully developed because he has many different traits. Some of his traits include his background story and his changing personaliy.
Dynamic-Rainsford changed his thoughts about how animals can feel fear. Rainsford changed because he felt fear when he was hunted by Zaroff. Whitney: Protagonist-Whitney is against the killing of others because he said,"I rather think they understand one thing—fear...fear of death." Referring to animals.
Round-Whitney is a character that has a personality that cares for others because he said,"For the hunter. Not the jaguar." Disagreeing with Rainsford opinion about hunting.
Static-Whitney never changed his mind about hunting. General Zaroff: Antagonist-Zaroff is conflicting, disagreeing, and versing Rainsford in the story (not all at once though).
Flat-Even though the narrator described Zaroff's appearance and talked about his background story, he is a character that isn't fully delineated.
Static-Zaroff never has a second thought about the right and wrongs of hunting people for his amusement. Captain Nielsen: (pg.19) (pg.19) Prezi by Raym ond Ferna ndez Protagonist-I inferred that Nielsen is a protagonist because he doesn't fight or conflict with the other protagonists in the story.
Flat-He doesn't have a big role in the story but during the time he was talked about, he seemed to have a tough but cautious personality. An example of this when Whitney told Rainsford "...even that tough-minded old Swede, who’d go up to the devil himself and ask him for a light. Those fishy blue eyes held a look I never saw there before. All I could get out of him was: ‘This place has an evil name among seafaring men, sir."(pg20)
Static-Nielsen never had an external or internal event that changed him in the story. Ivan: Antagonist-Ivan is Zaroff's assistant in crime. In other words Ivan helps Zaroff with the hunting and killing of people on the island.
Flat-Ivan is a mute brute so not much traits is expressed in the story.
Static-He never changed. From the moment Rainsford meet Ivan to when Ivan was killed he stayed the same mute brute. Characters Sanger Rainsford: Rainsford is the protagonist because he disagrees with Zaroff's inhumane thrill of hunting and killing people for his own pleasure. This makes him the pro. because in society, most people would consider hunting people to be against morals in life. An example of Rainsford disagreeing is when he said,"Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer." to Zarroff.(pg.27)
Rainsford is a round character because he portrays more than one character trait in the story. Rainsford is brave because he fights Zaroff, intelligent because he designed different strategies to out run Zaroff, and independent because he survived the hunt one his own.
Rainsford is a dynamic character because in the beginning of the story, Rainsford believes that the animals has no feeling of fear, but as the story continues and he becomes the pray to Zaroff, he realizes that the hunted is capable of fear. General Zaroff: Zaroff is the antagonist because he goes against the morals of others to satisfy his want for excitement. This makes him the ant. because he believes that strong people should pray on the weak just because they are weak. His beliefs go against our morals because it is unfair to discriminate others.
Zaroff is a flat character because not much of his real personality traits are shown.
Zaroff is a static character because never changed his attitude, beliefs, or appearance during the story. His attitude stayed mysterious because he acted like he knew something that we didn't know, he continued to believe that hunting people isn't wrong because he still tried to hunt Rainsford , and his appearance stayed as a grey haired, black pointy mustache, past middle-aged man. Whitney: Whitney is a flat character in the story because he doesn't have multiple different character traits.
Whitney is a static character in the story because he never changed his beliefs of how hunted animals can feel fear. Ivan: Ivan is a flat character in the story because the only trait that can describe him is a mute because he doesn't talk.
Ivan never changed because he was still mute when he died. Captain Nielsen: Nielsen is a flat character because he doesn't have any character traits in the story.
Nielsen wasn't talked about enough in the story to determine if he is a static or dynamic character. Symbolism, Allegory, & Irony There is no symbolism in the story because there is no deeper or hidden definition to the story. This story is not an allegory because it doesn't have a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms. There is irony in the story. There is no verbal or dramatic irony in the story, but there is situational irony. Situational irony occurred when Rainsford, the big-game hunter, was hunted by General Zaroff. This is situational irony because the hunter became the hunted. This is ironic because the hunted and hunter are opposite from eachother. Narrator and Voice The story is told from a third person Narrator.I know this because the narrator talks in third person and only knows the thoughts and feeling of one character. "Rainsford, reclining in a steamer chair, indolently puffed on his favorite brier. The sensuous drowsiness of the night was on him. “It’s so dark,” he thought, “that I could sleep without closing my eyes; the night would be my eyelids—”(pg.20) The "one character" is Rainsford and you only know how dark he thinks it is. Narrator The voice of the story is very mysterious because it seems as if the author knows something that the reader doesn't. I think this because the author uses the words, "mental chill," and, "vibrations of evil"
to try to get the reader to guess what caused the characters to say or think this. Voice (Ignore these) Voice Narrator c:
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