Help with "The Most Dangerous Game"?I have to make a map of Ship Trap Island, but i'm having some trouble finding some places i have to draw. I don't know what is the crimson stained weeds and...

Help with "The Most Dangerous Game"?

I have to make a map of Ship Trap Island, but i'm having some trouble finding some places i have to draw. I don't know what is the crimson stained weeds and empty cartridge, please tell me in which part of the text i can find that, and please help me because i dont know if i'm doing the map right. If you know a website where i could look at the map i would appreciate it, but if not just tell me where is crimson stained weeds and empty cartridge. Thanks!

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sarahkoehler | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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I think you're missing some of the big things first! You would definitely need to include the Malay Mancatcher, Death Swamp and the Burmese Tiger Pit! The "crimson stained weeds" would be grasses that are bloody due to the injury sustained during the chase, and the empty cartridge is the shell case of the bullet which was fired during the hunt. The grass and cartridge really don't have much to do with the traps themselves... Be aware that there are the three physical traps (Mancatcher, Swamp and Tiger Pit) and one additional mental trap in which Rainsford fakes his own death. To make a map of Shiptrap Island, you'd really need to focus on the three physical traps.


There is no real "accurate" map of Shiptrap Island. It's all up to the reader's imagination! But as a teacher who has taught this story several times, if I was to see your map without the three big traps mentioned above, I'd tell you to revise it and resubmit for sure!

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