the most dangerous game plot
by corey jimenez and caitlin hodge
Exposition - Setting
“Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’s rather a mystery”
“What island is it?” Rainsford asked.
“The old charts call it ‘Ship-Trap Island,’” Whitney replied. “A suggestive name, isn’t it? Sailors have a curious dread of the place. "(page 60)
Exposition - characters
General Zaroff ""ingularly handsome, almost bizarre quality about the general’s face.
He was a tall man past middle age, for his hair was a vivid white; but his thick eyebrows "(page 66)
sanger Rainsford’s: cunning strong smart and acts foolish.
exposition - conflict
“Your brain against mine. Your woodcraft against mine. Your strength and stamina against mine. Outdoor chess! And the stake is not without value, eh?”(75)
rising action 1
rainsford makes a trail for zeroff to follow in the jungle then rainsfrod hides in a tree.
"The general’s eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree. Rainsford froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring. But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the
560 limb where Rainsford lay a smile spread over his brown face. Very deliberately he blew a smoke ring into the air; then he turned his back on the tree" (75)
rising action 2
"Even as he touched it, the general sensed his danger and leaped back with the agility of
an ape. But he was not quite quick enough the dead tree, delicately adjusted to rest on the cut living one, crashed down and struck the general, a glancing blow on the shoulder as it fell but for his alertness, he must have been smashed beneath it. He staggered, but he did not fall nor did he drop" (77)
rising action 3
rainsford made a trap from the soft ground at death swamp(Burmese tiger pit) and waited for zeroff to fall for the trap.
" for he heard the sharp crackle of the breaking branches as the cover of the pit gave way; he heard the sharp scream of pain as the pointed stakes found their mark"(78)
the trap killed the dog that zeroff had with him.
rising action 4
riansforrd used a native trick he had learned in Uganda, tied his knife to a sapling and ran off.
"His pursuers had stopped. But the hope that was in Rainsford’s brain when he climbed died, for he saw in the shallow valley that General Zaroff was still on his feet. But Ivan was not. The knife, driven by the recoil of the springing tree, had not wholly failed"(79)
the trap killed ivan but not zeroff
rainsford was cornered between zeroff of with his hounds and a cliff, so he choose the cliff.
"Nerve, nerve, nerve! he panted, as he dashed along. A blue gap showed between the trees dead ahead. Ever nearer drew the hounds. Rainsford forced himself on toward that gap. He reached it. It was the shore of the sea. Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the château. Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea. . . . "(80)
rains ford snuck in to general zeroffs house and went to his room then waited for him.
"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. . . .”(80)
"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided"(80)