2The use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur. ForeshadowingWhat is foreshadowing?Where do we see examples of foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game”?The use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur.“‘Off there to the right –somewhere – is a large island,’ said Whitney. ‘It’s rather a mystery –’”“‘Sailors have a curious dread of the place’”“Rainsford heard a sound. It came out of the darkness, a high screaming sound, the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror.”
3IronyWhat is irony?Where do we see examples of irony in “The Most Dangerous Game”?A contrast between appearance and reality – usually one in which reality is the opposite from what it seems; when one thing is expected to happen or be, and the exact opposite occurs.“The world is made up of two classes –the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters”“Half apologetically General Zaroff said, ‘We do our best to preserve the amenities of civilization here. Please forgive any lapses. We are well off the beaten track, you know’”?
4PersonificationWhat is personification?Where do we see examples of personification in “The Most Dangerous Game”?Writing that gives animals, inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics“Ten minutes of determined effort brought another sound to his ears – the most welcome he had ever heard – the muttering and growling of the seas breaking on a rocky shore.”“All he knew was that he was safe from his enemy, the sea, and that utter weariness was on him.”
5ImageryWhat is imagery?Where do we see examples of imagery in “The Most Dangerous Game”?The words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch).“With his remaining strength he dragged himself from the swirling waters. Jagged crags appeared to jut up into the opaqueness; he forced himself upward hand over hand. Gasping, his hands raw, he reached a flat place at the top.”
6SimileWhat is a simile?Where do we see examples of similes in “The Most Dangerous Game”?A comparison of two different things or ideas through the use of the words LIKE or AS“An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake and sleep did not visit Rainsford.”“Rainsford’s impulse was to hurl himself down like a panther”
7Plot Development Climax Falling Action Rising Action Denouement ExpositionRising ActionInciting IncidentClimaxFalling ActionDenouementConflicts:How do we diagram the plot of a story?Describe what occurs at each phase.
9Characterization What is characterization? DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
10“The softness of the earth had given him an idea “The softness of the earth had given him an idea. He stepped back from the quicksand a dozen feet or so and, like some huge prehistoric beaver, he began to dig.”“You see, I read all books on hunting published in English, French, and Russian.”-General Zaroff“‘You’ve good eyes,’ said Whiney, with a laugh, ‘and I’ve seen you pick off a moose moving in the brown fall bush at four hundred yards’”“But there was one small trait of the general’s that made Rainsford uncomfortable. Whenever he looked up from his plate he found the general studying him, appraising him narrowly”“No animal had a chance with me anymore. That is no boast; it is a mathematical certainty.”-General Zaroff
11How does Connell develop suspense throughout the story?
12Theme Statement: All human life has value. What is theme?What themes are apparent in “The Most Dangerous Game”?A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work. A lesson about life or people.Theme Statement: All human life has value.“‘Hunting? Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder.’The general laughed with entire good nature. He regarded Rainsford quizzically. ‘I refuse to believe that so modern and civilized a young man as you seem to be harbors romantic ideas about the value of human life.’”
13Why does the author exclude a final fight scene between Zaroff and Rainsford? The tension between the two characters has been building the entire story, but the only detail the reader receives is “he had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.”The Ending“The general sucked in his breath and smiled. ‘I congratulate you,’ he said. ‘You have won the game.’ Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay,’ he said, in a low, hoarse voice. ‘Get ready, General Zaroff.’ The general made one of his deepest bows. ‘I see,’ he said. ‘Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford.’ He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.”
14Why does Connell leave out the fight scene at the end? It keeps Rainsford as an “honorable character” in the eyes of the audience
15Organizational Structure TEA T – Thesis: a single sentence that expresses your answer / controlling ideaE – Evidence: use textual evidence to support your answerA – Analysis: explain what is the significance of your answer to the text? How does it impact or affect the reading selection?
16Embedding Text Evidence We don’t want to “chunk” the evidence at the bottom of our answers.We want to incorporate the quote within a sentence of our own words.NO: Rainsford must confront a shocking truth. “The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. Then it was that Rainsford knew the true meaning of terror.”YES: When Rainsford realizes that he is playing the role of “mouse” in the hunting game while Zaroff is “the cat,” he finally understands “the true meaning of terror.”
17Practice PromptsExplain whether or not General Zaroff is justified in his actions. Use textual evidence to support your answer.In “The Most Dangerous Game,” what is one significant internal change that Rainsford experiences due to his stay on Ship Trap Island? Use textual evidence to support your answer.What message do you think the author is trying to convey? Use textual evidence to support your answer.