The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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Without suspense, the world is dull, boring, and uneventful; many people need suspense and drama to feel motivated and engaged in things; this is the same for books. In the book, “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Connell, the author used various literature methods to create suspense; the techniques he includes are used differently depending on which part of the plot they are used in.
In the story, Richard Connell uses imagery words to create a setting for the story. In turn, the setting gives readers an idea in regards to what is to happen later in the story; for example, in the beginning of the story, his usage of the words “dread”, “tropical, and “thick warm blackness” gave us an idea of where they were location-wise in the
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On the same page, paragraph he says "This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney. Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters...” This is foreshadowing, however, the reader may not be able to notice it right away. It’s a hint towards Rainsfords future, in which he becomes the hunted and is chased by Zaroff. Foreshadowing is important in dialogue because it tells us what is going to happen to the speaking character in the future, even if it isn’t obvious.
In “The Most Dangerous Game”, the author, Richard Connell, slows the pace of the exposition of the book in order to create suspense. However, it doesn’t stay at the same pace the whole time. Richard speeds up certain parts of the exposition to keep the reader’s attention. For example, when the protagonist, Rainsworth, falls out of the boat, Richard shortens the scene so that it seems more shocking and sudden. This scene surprises the reader and leaves them interested in what comes next in the story. Pacing is important in suspenseful books, because it keeps the reader locked onto the story. During the rising action of “The Most Dangerous Game”, the author hooked the reader by using an intense mood. Because the rising action leads up Climax, which is the rising point of the book, the rising action must be very intense to keep the reader’s attention. The way he kept their attention was by using intense
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