Plot Exposition Rising Action Rainsford falls off yacht Falling Action Rainsford sneaks into General Zaroff's home and kills him Resolution Rainsford escapes from the island after killing General Zaroff Climax Rainsford avoids General Zaroff in the jungle - escapes death Setting: Caribbean Sea, Yacht, humid and dark night, Characters: Whitney and Rainsford Meets Zaroff, men chat about hunting Zaroff Reveals his obsession and wants to hunt Rainsford. He flattened himself down on the limb and, through a screen of leaves almost as thick as tapestry, he watched. A small, glittering object not far away caught Rainsford's eye and he picked it up. You want to make it perfect in how it looks. Ironically, Rainsford is a hunter himself and falls overboard while on his way with a friend to Rio de Janeiro to hunt jaguar. Anyhow, I'm glad we're getting out of this zone.
He let it fall, and it startled him with its booming loudness. A blue gap showed between the trees dead ahead. It was the shore of the sea. Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder. We try to be civilized here. When I shot some of his prize turkeys with it, he did not punish me; he complimented me on my marksmanship. They can reason, after a fashion.
His hands were tight closed as if his nerve were something tangible that someone in the darkness was trying to tear from his grip. 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 fear of pain and the fear of death. So we have a little reversal of fortunes here, as Rainsford now finds himself in the position of the prey. In the beginning of the story, it's around 1920. The sense of desperation and powerlessness that his war years instilled in him revisit him during his three-day trial on the island.
The rising action begins when a conflict is presented. For a moment he stood there, thinking. His first thought made him feel sick and numb. But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan's? I loved Lazarus he was the finest hound in my pack. Rest brought him new confidence and almost a feeling of security. Out of the snarl of beard two small eyes regarded Rainsford.
They would be on him any minute now. I'm really not feeling well. But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan's? Additionally, this suggests that Rainsford believes that Zaroff is joking because the idea is so far-fetched and insane. Rainsford's form of hunting is passive whereas Zaroff's is active. Flabbergasted, Rainsford realizes that Zaroff is serious.
The softness of the earth had given him an idea. If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins the game. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Irving Pichel and Ernest B. He flattened himself down on the limb and, through a screen of leaves almost as thick as tapestry, he watched.
The main conflict of the story surrounds Rainsford being hunted by General Zaroff. We try to be civilized here. Where there are men, there is food. His face was set and he forced the machinery of his mind to function. We enter the story in medias res, joining on-set a company that has been laboring on that film for a year. It was in Africa that the Cape buffalo hit me and laid me up for six months. On this island, Rainsford is being hunted by Zaroff, a former military general and also a crazy man.
Very deliberately he blew a smoke ring into the air; then he turned his back on the tree and walked carelessly away, back along the trail he had come. Me He made a hunter. This demonstrates the disapproval of Zarroff's idea on hunting humans by Rainsford. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head. Down a watercourse, not a quarter of a mile away, he could see the bush moving. Although Rainsford has some success, with the hounds and Zaroff's henchman Ivan in pursuit as well, Rainsford must jump off a cliff to escape. Thank you for a most amusing evening.
His most successful work, Ã¢?? A blue gap showed between the trees dead ahead. An evil place can, so to speak, broadcast vibrations of evil. Capital gain is recorded from 1921. They are smarter and have the ability to reason. Eventually, Rainsford notices an enormous, 'palatial chateau. 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. He is clever, sly, and skilled because we clearly see him quickly follow Rainsford's trail in the woods and we know that up until Rainsford's 'turn' on the island Zaroff has never lost to another human.