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The Most Dangerous Game 2011

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									“THE MOST DANGEROUS
       GAME”
      By Richard Connell
       RICHARD CONNELL

 Sports reporter at age 10
 Edited his father’s newspaper at 16
 Involved in journalism at Harvard University, where he was an
editor for the Daily Crimson
 During WWI, Connell edited his division’s newspaper and
reported on wartime events
 In 1924, he published “The Most Dangerous Game”
BACKGROUND TO STORY

 Czar Nicholas II was overthrown in the Russian Revolution of 1917
when the people of Russia rebelled against the government.


 The military branch that guarded Czar Nicholas were known as the
Cossacks.


 The Cossacks were banished, executed, or forced into exile when the
Czar was overthrown.
          COSSACKS

 While in service, the Cossacks were
members of the Russian military who
enjoyed an elite and privileged status



  Cossacks were considered to be
      independent and savage
           WHAT IS “GAME”

 Denotation: Dictionary Definition
     •   An amusement or pastime
     •   A competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance
     •   A trick or strategy
     •   Fun; sport of any kind; joke
     •   Wild animals
     •   The flesh of wild animals
     •   Any object of pursuit, attack abuse
     CONNOTATIONS

What do you think of when you
hear game? What words are
associated with “game?”
         MAIN CHARACTERS

 Rainsford


 Whitney


 General Zaroff


 Ivan
                      SETTING

 A deserted island in the middle of the Carribean Sea
            POINT OF VIEW

 Third Person Limited Point of View

 The story is told by Rainsford and we will only have access to his
thoughts.

								
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