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How does the setting create the mood in "The Most Dangerous Game"?Please give...
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Richard Connell's word choice in describing Shiptrap Island to the reader assist in creating the mood in the story, namely a mysterious, ominous mood. Through WHitney's character, the author calls the island "a mystery" and tells us, "Sailors have a curious dread of the place. I don't know why. Some superstition--...". He goes on with his description during WHitney's conversation with Rainsford, stating "The place has a reputation -- a bad one.... Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a God-forsaken place.... Didn't you notice that the crew's nerves seemed a bit jumpy today?" His talk of the island gives the reader the sense of ominous foreboding that surrounds the story.
This mood is further enhanced later on when Rainsford hears gunshots in the night which he believes are coming from the island.
Posted by lizbv on September 28, 2008 at 10:03 AM (Answer #1)
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