Warm-Up. On a Piece of Notebook Paper, Box off 8 lines. Answer the following questions making sure to follow the STAAR Short Answer Response Format. (Answer Question, Quote, Analysis).
On a Piece of Notebook Paper, Box off 8 lines. Answer the following questions making sure to follow the STAAR Short Answer Response Format. (Answer Question, Quote, Analysis)
Discuss how Rainsford’s character changes in Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the text.
Get out your Literary Analysis Questions from MDG and be ready to turn it in.
0 = The idea is not an answer to the question, is incorrect, or is too vague
1 = No text evidence (a.k.a. No Quote)
The idea is only a literal interpretation of the story
2 = The idea is reasonable and goes beyond a literal interpretation
The text evidence is accurate and relevant
The idea and the text evidence are clearly linked
3 = The idea is perceptive and shows the complexities of the text
The text evidence is specific and well chosen.
The answer shows a deep understanding of the text.
In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford’s character changes because he transforms from being a hunter to the hunted. Rainsford is hiding in the woods from Zaroff when he suddenly “knew his pursuer was coming; he heard the padding sound of feet on the soft earth.” At the beginning of the story, Rainsford was described as a master hunter, but now he has to cower in the woods like prey hoping not to be caught.
Literal Interpretation = Plot Summary
Use the rubric and your “MDG” response as a model to answer the following short answer question.
How does Shirley Jackson use foreshadowing in “The Lottery”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the text.
**Always make sure to deconstruct the prompt. This will help prevent those “literal interpretation” answers.
What is key about the two boxed words?
Is it asking you to list examples of foreshadowing?
1. Answer the Question (“mini thesis”)
2. Text Evidence from Selection #1
3. Transition + Text Evidence from Selection #2
4. Analysis of both selections
Discuss how foreshadowing is used in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”
In “The Most Dangerous Game” and in “The Lottery,” Connell and Jackson use the device of foreshadowing to create suspense. Connell foreshadows the evil of General Zaroff’s game when Zaroff explains that to find the ideal prey he “had to invent a new animal.” With this revelation the reader becomes more intrigued as to what exactly this new animal is. It is only shortly after that the suspense is replaced with shock that the new animal is a human. In “The Lottery” Jackson allows the suspense to linger as the reader learns of the children gathering rocks in the town square, the preparation of the black box, and the crowd that was “quiet, wetting their lips, not looking around.” The foreshadowing in the quiet nature of the crowd builds suspense by causing the audience to question why the townspeople would be so anxious. It is not until the end of the story that all of Jackson’s foreshadowing comes together to reveal the lottery results in death.
Use the rubric and the outline model to answer the following connecting selections questions. Make sure to deconstruct the prompt to help you understand what you are writing about.
What do Richard Connell and Shirley Jackson reveal about mankind in their short stories “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Lottery”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the text.