Mood is what makes the reader know about the characters' feels at a certain moment. The general's eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree. Zaroff's refined manners, and poised and delicate speech contrast with his brutal passion. Zaroff is bored with killing typical game such as tigers, elephants, and water buffalo. I will explain to students that they will chart as much as possible on the left before writing anything on the right. I was lying in my tent with a splitting headache one night when a terrible thought pushed its way into my mind.
The hunter had his nerve with him to tackle it with a light gun. Richard Connell shows us a different perspective we have not thought of. Rainsford froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring. He staggered, but he did not fall; nor did he drop his revolver. You'll hardly have time for a nap, I fear.
To escape the General and his approaching hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff. Tone Theme The theme of this story is to never judge a book by its cover. The swish of the underbrush against his hunting boots grew fainter and fainter. The Cape buffalo is not the most dangerous big game. In a fit of desperation, Rainsford looks to his only escape --- jumping off the cliff into the sea which waits far below. In his hand the man held a long-barreled revolver, and he was pointing it straight at Rainsford's heart. They do excessively stupid and obvious things.
Rainsford presents this by being able to promptly think of a solution with a limited amount of time. Close your eyes and imagine a happy forest setting, with sunshine poking through the canopy and woodland creatures chirping along. Zaroff takes Eve back to his fortress to enjoy his prize. Thus, the tone and mood alter throughout the story. At the beginning, we are lulled into a certain routineness, punctuated by the suddenness of Rainsford falling overboard.
On the exterior, General Zaroff is erudite and mannered. However, once the real motivations of Zaroff are revealed, we experience the same fear as Rainsford. Rainsford and his companion are confident in their job. At daybreak, Rainsford hears a fear-inspiring sound: the baying of Zaroff s hounds. Zaroff toys with Rainsford, declining to murder him three times to prolong the game. Then, Zaroff and his men appear, carrying Martin's body.
Speaking of mood, that's how a reader feels as he or she makes their way through a piece. He went to the window and looked out. He stood there, rubbing his injured shoulder, and Rainsford, with fear again gripping his heart, heard the general's mocking laugh ring through the jungle. He thought he heard steps within; the door remained closed. Eagerly he hurried along, now slipping on a rotten log or a loose stone, but making headway; night was beginning to settle down on the island.
Rainsford refuses to end the game there, however, and kills Zaroff. Rainsford did not want to believe what his reason told him was true, but the truth was as evident as the sun that had by now pushed through the morning mists. The lights of the yacht became faint and ever-vanishing fireflies; then they were blotted out entirely by the night. Fictional stories are just one gateway for some people to express themselves and others to relate to and escape from normal, everyday life. Occasionally I strike a tartar.
The climax is the turning point of the st … ory. Three feet from the pit a man was standing, with an electric torch in his hand. The knife, driven by the recoil of the springing tree, had not wholly failed. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head. His foot touched the protruding bough that was the trigger. We are well off the beaten track, you know. Already there as guests are two people from a previous shipwreck, Eve Trowbridge, Fay Wray, and her perpetually drunken brother.
He is extremely large and seems to enjoy torturing and murdering helpless captives. On a ridge Rainsford climbed a tree. Dense jungle came down to the very edge of the cliffs. In The Most Dangerous Game, tone and mood are used to change the reader's experience from one of survival to one of welcoming comfort and then back to one of an even more harried survival to finally, in the last sentence of the story, to peace. An evil place can, so to speak, broadcast vibrations of evil.
These elements, among many others, build tension and pave the way for the shocking revelation that Zaroff kills people for sport on his island. They're from the Spanish bark San Lucar that had the bad luck to go on the rocks out there. Toward morning when a dingy gray was varnishing the sky, the cry of some startled bird focused Rainsford's attention in that direction. Firstly, suspense is achieved in the story with the help of its theme, survival of the fittest. It was an empty cartridge. Zaroff is, of course, evil but he's also oddly sympathetic.