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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (p. 67) Published in 1924. Equation of Literary Elements. ARTISTIC UNITY. ARTISTIC UNITY. Plot + Setting + Characterization + Title + Point of view + Symbol = ____________ THEME. ARTISTIC UNITY. ARTISTIC UNITY. Person vs. Person

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The Most Dangerous Gameby Richard Connell(p. 67)Published in 1924


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Equation of Literary Elements

ARTISTIC

UNITY

ARTISTIC

UNITY

  • Plot +

  • Setting +

  • Characterization +

  • Title +

  • Point of view +

  • Symbol =

    ____________

  • THEME

ARTISTIC

UNITY

ARTISTIC

UNITY


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Person vs. Person

physical

moral

Person vs. Nature

physical

Person vs. Self

emotional

Plot

Types of Conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”


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Aspects of Plot involving inexplicable Chance and Coincidence

  • The mystery of the hidden island is implausible

  • Social control of captive sailors is not adequately explained

  • The aberration between Zaroff’s cultivated and primitive natures is not explained

  • Falling overboard in search of a pipe is hard to believe

  • Such a meeting of two great hunters is unlikely


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Setting Coincidence

Ship-Trap Island

  • The setting is ambiguous—an isolated island

    • essential to the plot but not adequately explained

  • The date is uncertain, but the story spans 4 days

  • The setting is both hostile and friendly

  • It is both natural and man-made


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Characterization Coincidence

Characters

  • Which are round? Flat? Stock?

    Static? Developing?

  • Protagonist = Rainsford

  • Antagonists= Zaroff and Ivan

  • Minor character = Whitney


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Title and Pt. of View Coincidence

Title and Point of View

  • Title

    • What is the play on words?

    • How does the title contribute to the effect of the story?

  • Third person limited point of view is used

    • Find evidence for this

    • Why is it more effective than omniscient?


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Symbolism Coincidence

Figurative Language/Metaphor

  • Darkness

    • Look in the text for references to the natural darkness outside and the inner darkness of human cruelty and evil

  • “Blood-warm waters”

  • Animal or human traits of the sea

    • “muttering”

    • “growling”

  • Animal lust of the land

    • “licked its greedy lips”

    • “unbroken front of snarled and ragged jungle”

  • Other metaphors and symbols?


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Theme Coincidence

Theme?

  • Hunting is cruel?

  • Don’t hunt humans?


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Why escapist? Coincidence

  • Plot is based mainly on suspense and entertainment rather than on in-depth character exploration

  • Plot has too many improbabilities

  • Setting is in an unbelievable social environment

  • Characters lack depth, and Zaroff is not a plausible character

  • There is an overall lack of artistic unity

  • Mainly - no substantial theme


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