The Most Dangerous Game Summary
Updated: 6/29/2018
The Most Dangerous Game Summary
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The Most Dangerous Game Summary - Plot Diagram

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Setting: Caribbean Sea/Ship Trap Island. Rainsford, a big game hunter, is traveling to the Amazon by boat. He falls overboard and finds himself stranded on Ship Trap Island.
  • CLIMAX
  • Rainsford finds a large home where Ivan, a servant, and General Zaroff, a Russian aristocrat, live. They take Rainsford in. However, he soon learns that to leave, he must win a game where he is the hunted!
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Rainsford must survive for three days. He sets three traps to outwit the general, Ivan, and his bloodthirsty hounds.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Cornered, Rainsford jumps off a cliff, into the sea. He survives the fall and waits for Zaroff in his house.
  • Rainsford ambushes Zaroff, and the men duel. Presumably, Zaroff is killed and fed to the hounds.
  • The story ends with Rainsford saying he has never slept more soundly in his life.
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