Have you ever had feelings about something that later changed? In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Conel, I will show how one character changes his opinion about something after he has experienced it himself. Almost all of us have said “Oh that’s easy” or “I could do that any day!” and then find out that the task is harder then it looked. In a summary, “The Most Dangerous Game” is a story about a man named Rainsford whom gets stranded on an island with a crazed general. This general is named General Zaroff. Rainsford was an excellent hunter who wrote many books about hunting. General Zaroff was a fan of Rainsford’s books, so he immediately knew who Rainsford was when he found him. General Zaroff let Rainsford in and treated him to good food and plenty of rest.
Zaroff was talking to Rainsford about hunting, and then Zaroff explained his passion, he hunted humans because animals were no challenge. Rainsford did not like this and tried to avoid ZaroffSuspense In “The Most Dangerous Game” Suspense, used to change the story drastically, prevents “The Most Dangerous Game,” from seeming too predictable and boring. Author, Richard Connoll, creates suspense by conveying unsettling emotions that the audience can relate to and that give a false sense of predictability. The title of this story, a major factor of suspense, tells the audience exactly what will happen. The interior suspense gives hidden meaning to the title and adds many twists to its foreboding plot.
The element of suspense, leaving audiences guessing about future events, allows the audience to get emotionally involved in the story line. In essence, Richard Connoll does not disappoint readers by deviating from the thematic conflict, but instead keeps the audience on their toes by creating a veil of the suspenseful unknown throughout the story. Indeed, Connoll successfully.