Dangerous Game

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Dangerous Game

  1. 1. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
  2. 2. Setting <ul><li>Where and when the story takes place </li></ul><ul><li>Described by using imagery Language that appeals to the five senses </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S mell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taste </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>Sets the story’s mood and atmosphere </li></ul>A dark and stormy night A bright, sunny day A castle on the edge of a cliff
  4. 4. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Islands
  5. 5. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Island
  6. 6. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Jungle
  7. 7. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Jungle
  8. 8. Theme <ul><li>What are possible themes for “The Most Dangerous Game”? </li></ul><ul><li>Theme is the main/ central idea or insight about life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Foreshadowing <ul><li>Foreshadowing : hints or clues of events that have yet to occur </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion about hunting- the hunt </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ship-Trap”- someone’s going to be trapped </li></ul><ul><li>bullet- the hunt </li></ul><ul><li>“ big animal”- unknown prey </li></ul>
  10. 10. Irony <ul><li>Irony : difference between appearance and reality </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal Irony : words that are used to describe the opposite of their usual meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. “We do our best to preserve civilization here” </li></ul><ul><li>Ironic because they are killing people for sport </li></ul><ul><li>Situational Irony : an event occurs that directly </li></ul><ul><li>contradicts the expectations of the reader </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Irony : there is a contradiction between what the character thinks and what the character knows to be true. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Characterization <ul><li>There are three types of characterization from the author: direct description , portrayal of behavior , and internal states . </li></ul><ul><li>Rainsford </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Hunter </li></ul><ul><li>Smoker </li></ul><ul><li>Good swimmer </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Morals </li></ul><ul><li>Well traveled </li></ul><ul><li>Strong survival skills </li></ul>
  12. 12. ZAROFF <ul><li>How would you describe General Zaroff? </li></ul><ul><li>What categories do your descriptions fall under? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conflicts <ul><li>Man v. man (Rainsford v. Zaroff) </li></ul><ul><li>Man v. Nature (Rainsford v. ocean) </li></ul><ul><li>Man v. himself (Rainsford v. his philosophy of life) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pun <ul><li>Pun: play on words </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Title: The Most Dangerous Game </li></ul><ul><li>Game= something you hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Game= something you play </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of another example of PUN? </li></ul>

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