Short Stories - Literary Devises Title: The Most Dangerous Game

Point of View: Third person.

Protagonist: Rainsford

What type of character is the Protagonist? Round charcter
and Dynamic

Antagonist: Zaroff

Describe the setting: The atmosphere was gloomy, dark and very fast paced. It took place in the Caribbean sea, 1846.
Describe the island and the general's mansion.

Type of Conflict: Man vs. Man

Describe the main conflict: Rainsford ended up in Zaroff's dangerous game, and this time he was the one being hunted.

Describe the Climax of the Story: The climax of the story is when Rainsford is hiding and running away from Zaroff during the game.
This is the Rising Action. Remember everything after the climax is conclusion. The climax is the turning point.

How does the Protagonist change over the course of the story? The protagonist in the beginning, is very insensitive to the animals he hunts and kills. But as he become the one who is hunted, he realizes how horrible it is to be the one being hunted, and he feel sympathetic for the poor innocent animals that are being hunted. He realizes that no living creature should be treated like this, animal or human being,

Describe the relationship between the title and the theme: Rainsford thought that the hunting game he played was " the most dangerous game" but it turns out he was really part of "the most dangerous game" as the victim.

How does the main conflict help to illustrate the theme? If Rainsford wasn't the victim of Zaroff in the game, he wouldn't of realized that its unfair torture to be hunted, and that not an animal or a human should be treated like that.

How does the climax help to illustrate the theme? During the main climax the protaganist was literally playing the "most dangerous game" which was what made him know the feeling of being a huntee.

Give examples of each of the following literary terms in the story (use quotes):

"The sea was as flat as a plat-glass window."

Metaphor: "
his enemy the sea"

Personification: "
his enemy the sea"

Symbol: The island
what is this a symbol for?

Foreshadowing (give both elements): “”The old charts call it ‘Ship-Trap Island.’” “A suggestive name, isn’t it?”
what does this foreshadow?

Irony: The hunter becomes the hunted.

Imagery: "closely knit web of weeds and trees"

completion: 5/5
effort: 4/5