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Terror: Terrible or Tasteful? In an action movie, producers and directors add certain music to certain scenes to make them more suspenseful, sad, etc. Many authors add details to a story about the setting to accomplish the same goal. In the story, Most Dangerous Game, the author adds many details about the dark night, General Zaroff’s mansion, and the jungle to add more suspense, or terror, to the story. In the beginning of the story, Rainsford, Whitney, Captain Nielsen, the crew are sailing on a dark night. Rainsford describes the night as “moist, black velvet.” They were sailing around an island known as ‘Ship-Trap Island’, which readers learn later on that the island withholds a jungle (which explains the humidity). The night is quiet, …show more content…
Any jungle has its own dangers- the bugs, the animals, the weather- and while Rainsford is an experienced hunter, he does not know this jungle well. This gives him a disadvantage against Zaroff, which adds a sense of urgency to the story. The author adds figurative language, in this case a simile, to the story to show the readers what the night in the jungle was like, “An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake and …” The day in the jungle, along with the nights, are dangerous, so the jungle is seen as terrifying in its intimidating nature. In conclusion, the three settings described in the book, the dark night, General Zaroff’s mansion, and the jungle, create suspense in the story Most Dangerous Game. The details in the dark night make the scene feel ominous and give the readers the feeling that something bad is about to occur. General Zaroff’s mansion is seen as to good to be true and there seems to be a sense of danger in the scene. The jungle is dangerous with its predator lurking in depths, which is terrifying for the characters and for the readers. These characteristics are all similar to suspenseful and add special qualities to the

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