Presentation on theme: "“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell Let’s read this story together! Pay attention to characters."— Presentation transcript:
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell Let’s read this story together! Pay attention to characters.
What is foreshadowing? An author’s use of clues that hint at event that will occur later in the plot (story). Foreshadowing often helps to build suspense as well as to prepare readers for what is to come.
What is Suspense? Suspense is a feeling. The growing interest and excitement readers experience while awaiting the climax or resolution (the end of the story).
What is Conflict? The struggle between opposing forces in a story or play. An external conflict exists when a character struggles with an outside force: another character, nature, society, fate. An internal conflict exists when a character struggles with their own mind.
Format for the Plot Diagram Exposition --introduces the characters, background and setting Conflict -- struggle between opposing forces Rising Action -- three statements that summarize the story Climax-- point where the protagonist changes Falling action -- one statement about what leads to the end of the conflict Resolution -- the end of the conflict
When do we see foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game”? Foreshadowing: hints or clues of events that have yet to occur. - Island named, “Ship-Trap”- someone’s going to be trapped! (pg. 67) - Discussion about hunting- the hunt and how an animal feels (pg. 68) - “large animal”- unknown prey (pg. 70)
Can you fill in the plot diagram for “The Most Dangerous Game”? What is the rising action? What is the Climax? What is the Resolution?
Plot Diagram for “The Most Dangerous Game” Setting: Ship-Trap Island Protagonist -- Rainsford Antagonist -- Zaroff Conflicts Man Vs. Man Man Vs. Nature Man Vs. Self Rainsford jumps over the cliff to escape from Zaroff Rainsford is hunted by Zaroff Rainsford swims to Ship- Trap Island after falling off the yacht Rainsford hides in Zaroff’s room Rainsford and Zaroff fight Rainsford kills Zaroff
What kinds of conflict exist in “The Most Dangerous Game”?
Conflicts Man v. man (Rainsford v. Zaroff) Man v. Nature (Rainsford v. ocean) Man v. himself (Rainsford v. his philosophy of life)