Fiction Essay of "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Destructors"

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Thesis: The setting of a story plays a vital role when considering the overall outlook to which that story has to offer. In short stories, the setting can be much more significant due to the fact time has been reduced for the reader. In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the setting for which each story is written are completely opposite. This paper will critique the setting of both stories and show how the setting presents the writer’s intentions. Outline: I. Stories chosen. A. “The Destructors” B. “The Most Dangerous Game” II. The Settings. A. “The Destructors” 1. London, England. 2. Wormsley Common. B. “The Most Dangerous Game” 1.…show more content…
Around the home, the reader could imagine a land that had once been smoldering and had debris everywhere from the bomb blasts. With this kind of setting so far, the reader has a sense of a dreary and run down place. The story continues to seem even drearier as it presents a man referred to as “Old Misery,” who’s real name was Thomas in the story. The story continues saying that Thomas had the only house in the area that was worth anything, that it was a 200-year-old house with amenities that was not present in other homes. The gang of boys decides to tear it down one day and destroy the inside of the place while Thomas is gone for 2 days. During this time, the story depicts the home and many of the items that it include as the gang begins to endlessly break everything inside. Eventually the destroying subsides, and the story begins to come to a close. But notice how vital the setting was at the beginning of the story. I depicted a town that was destroyed previously by bombs, yet “Old Misery” has the only house that seems to be of any value. The gang, specifically the leader known as “T” decides to destroy the house, and gut it out as much as possible. In the story “The Most Dangerous Game,” we see that there are two men (Whitney and Rainesford) on a yacht in the middle of the night in the Caribbean

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