Methods of Characterization: 1.Showing characters appearance 2.Showing the characters actions 3.Showing the characters thoughts 4.Character speaking 5.Reaction to the character from others
The Most Dangerous Game Connections: 1.An example from The Most Dangerous Game is when Rainsford first heard the gunshots from the islands. “An abrupt sound startled him. Off to the right he heard it, and his ears, expert in such matters, could not be mistaken.” This is the author DIRECTLY telling us about Rainsford’s good hearing, there’s no inferring or assumptions here, so it’s Direct characterization. 2.Another example from The Most Dangerous Game is a few of Zarrof’s lines.. "I had to invent a new animal to hunt," "I wanted the ideal animal to hunt," explained the general. "So I said, `What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason."' "But no animal can reason," objected Rainsford. "My dear fellow," said the general, "there is one that can.“ These lines all hint at a core character trait of Zarrof: He hunts people. This is indirect characterization, because the author does not just come out and tell it to us.
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Protagonist&Antagonist Antagonist-a character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates or works against the main character in some way Protagonist-the main character, who is not necessarily a hero or a heroine but strives for a perfect or better solution to the problem. Ex: In The Most Dangerous Game Rainsford would be considered the protagonist.Rainsford had an opportunity to do the wrong thing, hunt people.Instead of taking the opportunity he declined and even after he learned the effects of his answer he still went with the right thing to do.In order to change a bad situation to better Rainsford killed the general but for that small price of one many more will live.This means General Zaroff would be the antagonist.General Zaroff killed people for his pleasure and amusment.Thinking he was doing nothing wrong he continued to kill or have the person beaten.Rainsford resolved his problem along with solving the main problem.For the small price of general Zaroffs life many more good men will live