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2 WITHOUT SPEAKING!!!… We are going to focus on the previous question - “#OMG, What just happened? - through a silent board discussion. While classmates write their responses on the board, please sit quietly as I come around to check your annotations.

3 “Sailors have a curious dread of the place.” ---Richard Connell

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5 Today’s Objectives 9/26/2013 Students will be able to: Discuss, as a class, the focus and validity of the short story “MDG” Consider and determine the most important literary elements  Post it reminder… Homework: On a post it – determine the climax of the story and defend your claim in 2 sentences

6 Today’s Objectives 9/30/2013 Students will be able to: Focus & elaborate on this past weekend’s homework question in relation to human nature, existence, and our essential question Establish the plot structure of the story and identify the climax  Post it reminder… Homework: Refer back to annotations and pick 2 passages that best represent character/conflict

7 Plot Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution

8 A friendly reminder to all of you about homework and note taking in class… POST ITS!!!

9 Today’s Objectives 10/1/2013 Students will be able to: Review plot structure and discuss details about the climax Discuss the most important literary elements in “MDG” (c+c) Collaborate with peers and determine the passages that best present your literary device Homework: In your notes section answer the following: What does Connell suggest about reason versus instinct in his short story?

10 The different interpretations and meaning of the word “Game”

11 When you have “more than one climax”

12 Plot: The Most Dangerous Game Exposition = beginning of story. Introduction of characters and setting Rising Action = complications arise leading to the climax Climax The point of no return Falling Action = tension subsides leading to the resolution Resolution = the end!

13 Simply put…  Plot Structure is like climbing a mountain  Exposition – starting point  The rising action is the climb  The climax is the peak  The falling action is the satisfying descent on the other side  Resolution – ending point  You start with a challenge, have your characters attempt to overcome that challenge, then build toward the climax = plot structure.

14 Today’s Objectives 10/2/2013 Students will be able to: Identify and support passages that best represent character and conflict in “MDG” Make a connection between character and conflict within the short story Homework: QUIZ TOMORROW!

15 CharacterWhat Rainsford says about himself What You think about Rainsford Rainsford“When he opened his eyes…a sharp hunger was picking at him. He looked about himself cheerfully”. CharacterWhat Zaroff says about himself What You think about Zaroff Zaroff“Life is for the strong to be lived, by the strong, and if needed taken by the strong”. I think Zaroff thinks only the strong survive and he feels he is the most superior. He believes that nobody can suppress him

16 S.T.E.A.L S. What the character says T. What the character is thinking E. How the character effects others A. The character’s actions L. The characters looks.

17 Today’s Objectives 10/3/2013 Students will be able to: Identify and support passages that best represent character and conflict in “MDG” Make a connection between character and conflict within the short story Homework: QUIZ TOMORROW!

18 Conflicts Within MDG  Man vs. Man  Examples:  Man vs. Self  Examples:  Man vs. Nature  Examples:  Man vs. Society  Examples:

19 The quote at the end…. CharacterWhat Rainsford says about himself What You think about Rainsford RainsfordRainsford believes he is civilized even though he was in war, he is not a cold blooded killer (225) He is a very intelligent, brave, well mannered and reasonable man CharacterWhat Zaroff says about himself What You think about Zaroff ZaroffSuperior, strong, and talented pg 225 An educated man hunting other men; society views his sport as uncivilized as Rainsford complains, yet he sees nothing wrong with it

20 Conflicts Within MDG  Man vs. Man  Examples:  Man vs. Self  Examples:  Man vs. Nature  Examples:  Man vs. Society  Examples:

21 What does Connell suggest about reason versus instinct in his short story?  Pinning Rainsford and General Zaroff against each other in the hunt allows Connell to blur the line between hunter and prey & human and animal.  This suggests that instinct and reason are not as mutually exclusive as people have traditionally thought.

22  Example #1:  1 st example: Whitney, who asserts that animals instinctively feel fear, confesses that Captain Neilson’s description of Ship-Trap Island has given him the chills. Without realizing it, Whitney admits that his perception of the island has sparked a sense of dread in him, just as perceived danger induces fear in an animal.

23  Example #2:  Rainsford plays the role of prey in General Zaroff’s sadistic hunt. Rainsford comes to realize that all creatures, including people, rely on fear and their instinct to survive to avoid pain and death, just as Whitney had originally argued is valid.  Nevertheless, Rainsford remains calm in spite of his fear and works methodically to evade death and even defeat Zaroff. Despite his desire to kill his pursuers, Rainsford keeps his perspective and continues to value human life, therefore remaining more man than beast.


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