“The Most Dangerous Game” . By Richard Connell Page 16. Before Reading, page 16. Quickwrite: Foreshadowing: Prediction: Vocabulary Development:. Vocabulary Development. Do you know the meaning of these vocabulary words? Let’s see!!
By Richard Connell
What can you infer about General Zaroff based on description, dialogue, and actions? Polite, educated, handsome, elegant
How does the author create suspense during the conversation between Rainsford and Zaroff? Z does not tell R what animal he hunts
What is the conflict between Zaroff and Rainsford? R thinks it’s murder; Z thinks it’s just a game of hunting
Where does Zaroff find men to hunt? description, dialogue, and actions? 1) by chance from the “angry gods”- storm; 2) uses electric current, smashes boat between rocks
Analyze why the “game” is unfair. Z gets pistol, Ivan, dogs; other men get knife
How will Zaroff force Rainsford to hunt? Either hunt or be hunted; gives him 3 days to win; or given to Ivan for beating
Did Zaroff know Rainsford was in the tree? description, dialogue, and actions? Yes! He looks up the tree, stops before he gets to R, turns and smiles; Z wants another challenge
Why does Zaroff decide to use the hounds? Gets scared that R will win
p. 34 Is the game over? Who has won? description, dialogue, and actions? Z. thinks it’s over, but R. still has a trick to outsmart Z.
What is the most dangerous game? humans
Who is dead in the end? Dog, Ivan, Zaroff
Human being vs. human evil
R loves to hunt. Animals hunt with instinct – not feeling. He is strong and confident. He’s glad he’s the hunter.
He must kill to survive. He has a killer instinct.
____ Rainsford swims back.
____ Zaroff hunts Rainsford.
____ Whitney warns Rainsford.
____ Zaroff welcomes Rainsford.
__4__ Rainsford swims back.
__3__ Zaroff hunts Rainsford.
__1__ Whitney warns Rainsford.
__2__ Zaroff welcomes Rainsford.