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“The Most Dangerous game”

�The Most Dangerous Game” was written by Richard Connell. A famous author in the 1920s and 1930s. Two characters in the story are Big game hunters which was a popular sport for the wealthy in the early 20th century. In the story “The Most Dangerous game” the author Richard Connell uses foreshadowing to lead to the eventual ironic fate of the main character.

Connell uses foreshadowing right form the beginning of the story to set up the plot and setting of the story. The first time Connell uses foreshadowing is in the beginning of the story when they are on the boat. “Great sport, hunting.""The best sport in the world," agreed Rainsford. For the hunter," amended Whitney. "Not for the jaguar.""Don't talk rot, Whitney," said Rainsford. "You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?""Perhaps the jaguar does," observed Whitney."Bah! They've no understanding." "Even so, I rather think they understand one thing--fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death." (Connell 303) This foreshadows the upcoming seen where Rainsford falls of the boat leading to

Connell uses foreshadowing again give a hint toward the main charters fate on the island. This is the second time Connell uses foreshadowing it is when Rainsford is swimming to the island after he falls of the boat “Rainsford heard a sound. It came out of the darkness, a high screaming sound, the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror. He did not recognize the animal that made the sound; he did not try to; with fresh vitality he swam toward the sound. He heard it again; then it was cut short by another noise, crisp, staccato. "Pistol shot," muttered Rainsford, swimming on.”

The massage hear is if an experienced hunter did not recognize an animal call and it sounded like a human it probably is and Connell is giving the reader a hint that Rainsford is in trouble.

Connell again writing with foreshadowing



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