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The Most Dangerous Game. By Richard Connell. Dramatic Plot Structure. Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution. Plot structures include 5 elements + conflict . Climax. Falling Action. Conflict. Resolution. Rising Action. Exposition. Dramatic Plot Structure.

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the most dangerous game
The Most Dangerous Game
  • By Richard Connell
dramatic plot structure
Dramatic Plot Structure
  • Exposition
  • RisingAction
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution

Plot structures include 5 elements + conflict

Climax

Falling Action

Conflict

Resolution

Rising Action

Exposition

dramatic plot structure1
Dramatic Plot Structure
  • Exposition: During a plot’s exposition, the author gives background information about the story and introduces the story’s characters and setting. The exposition also introduces the main conflict.
  • Rising Action: Rising action is the series of events that lead up to the climax, or most dramatic moment, of the story.
  • Climax: The climax is a story’s most dramatic and revealing moment. It usually comes near the end of a story and satisfies the reader’s curiosity about what happens.
dramatic plot structure2
Dramatic Plot Structure
  • Falling Action: The falling action follows the climax and describes the results of the climax.
  • Resolution The resolution, or denouement, comes at the end of the falling action.
  • The Most Dangerous Game has a very late climax, therefore, the resolution and falling action occur in 1-2 paragraphs.
to south america
to South America
  • On the boat is a hunter named Rainsford
  • Rainsford is a world famous hunter, who has written many books on the subject
  • However, Rainsford is not accustomed to hunting the most dangerous game
a rifle shot
A rifle shot...

from the island they were passing,

an island covered in fog.

man overboard
Man Overboard!

Rainsford heard the shot, went to the side of the boat, dropped his pipe, overcorrected, and fell overboard.

The boat kept right on sailing toward

South America.

his only chance
His only chance..

is to swim to shore,

and hope the person with the gun was friendly!

what kind of animal was on this island
What kind of animal was on this island?
  • He began searching for the place where the shooting occurred
  • He found a spot where the underbrush was compressed
  • It was a large animal that fell
  • Then, he found the footsteps, and decided to follow them
general zarroff
General Zarroff
  • ...is also a hunter, who has read Rainsford’s books.
  • ... owns the island called ShipTrap Island.
  • .... has a very different idea about “game.”
channel markers
Channel Markers

Zarroff explains how the island got its name.