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In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the author uses setting details to create suspense in the story. The story takes places in a tropical island in the Caribbean Sea known as “Ship-Trap Island.” An island where Sailors have a curious dread. The author then reveals another setting “the jungle” where Rainsford will later discover he will be running through and try escaping Zaroff insane persona. Walking along the shore Rainsford find himself face to face with an enormous building; Zaroff house, where later on he meets General Zaroff. The chosen name used for the island are what makes the island more suspenseful. “Ship-trap island” gives it away; that somewhere along that line sailors get trap in the island with no escape.

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  1. i didn't mean to put the setting


    In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author’s use of irony is a main factor to build suspense in the story. In the short story while talking to Whitney, Rainsford explains to Whitney “ The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.” In the rising action he discovers how it feels to be the “huntee” or the “jaguar fearing pain and death” when trying to escape Zaroff in the game. Irony also takes place when he meets General Zaroff which at first is a marvelous host and then Rainsford discovers that General Zaroff despite his well-mannered and good looks is actually a homicide. The way the short story turns out creates tension and suspense to the reader.

    posted by Reina B. V
  2. In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author’s use of irony is the main factor which builds suspense in the story. <~~Put a comma after Game and before the closing quotation marks. Then delete "in the story" since it's repeating the first phrase in this sentence.

    In the short story <~~Again, delete this phrase; it's redundant while talking to Whitney, Rainsford explains to Whitney <~~delete this phrase; it's also redundant

    “ The<~~delete the space between the quotation marks and T world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.” In the rising action he which "he"? Whitney or Rainsford? discovers how it feels to be the “huntee” or the “jaguar fearing pain and death” when trying to escape Zaroff in the game.

    Irony also takes place when he meets General Zaroff which<~~"which" refers to things, not people; what word do you need here? at first is a marvelous host<~~You need to separate this too-long sentence here, and rephrase ~~> and then Rainsford discovers that General Zaroff despite his well-mannered and good looks is actually a homicide. <~~What??

    The way the short story turns out creates tension and suspense for the reader.

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  3. "and then Rainsford discovers that General Zaroff despite his well-mannered and good looks is actually a homicide. <~~What??"

    well he turns out to be a murderer


    how about foreshadowing i'll use that instead of chronological text structure

    posted by Reina B. V
  4. The use of foreshadowing also creates suspense in the story. In the beginning of the story, when Rainsford and Whitney are talking, Whitney says “Sailors have a curious dread of the place. I don’t know why. Some superstition--” the reader than can make out that something is going to happen. Especially the use of word that Connell used to describe the night; “moonless Caribbean night,” “moist black velvet” “ dank tropical night that was palpable...,” which makes a better view for the reader as to why sailors have a “curious dread of the place.”

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  5. so other then that am i done with irony?

    posted by Reina B. V
  6. Then use "murderer" not "homicide." The words are not synonyms. Be sure to look up EVERY word you are not 100% sure of. I'm finding too many words in your writing that are off the mark.

    Foreshadowing is better than chronological structure.

    Once you get all three interior paragraphs written and proofed -- proofed more than just once! -- please re-post.

    posted by Writeacher
  7. ok

    posted by Reina B. V

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