What elements of the setting does Rainsford not have to contend with in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

Elements of the setting of the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" that Rainsford does not have to contend with include possible deadly animals in the sea and in the jungle on land, the basement prison where Zaroff keeps and trains captured men, and Zaroff's flashing lights that cause ships to become crushed on sharp giant rocks.

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In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Edward Connell, A man named Sanger Rainsford falls off a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean, swims to an island, and finds a luxurious chateau. There he meets General Zaroff, a hunter who finds amusement in capturing and hunting men. Zaroff sends Rainsford out into the jungle as his quarry, and with his servant, Ivan, and his pack of dogs, he goes out to hunt Rainsford. Settings in the story include the sea around the island, the rocky shore of the island, the jungled interior of the island, and the elegant chateau.

Rainsford is first in danger when he falls off the yacht into the sea. Several species of shark inhabit the waters of the Caribbean Sea, but this is one element of the setting that Rainsford does not have to contend with. Some Caribbean islands are also home to deadly crocodiles as well as venomous snakes, spiders, and frogs, but the author does not allude to these dangers or any other animals in the setting of the tropical island, so Rainsford does not have to contend with them.

Two other elements of the setting that Rainsford does not have to contend with are mentioned during his primary visit with Zaroff in the chateau. Zaroff describes a prison in the basement where he confines and trains his victims, but he does not send Rainsford to this place, probably because he calculates that Rainsford, as an accomplished hunter, is already sufficiently trained. Zaroff also shows Rainsford a trap he has constructed for unwary ships. Flashing lights lure ships into a channel full of giant rocks with sharp edges. Rainsford does not have to contend with this because he accidently came to the island in another way.

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