Foreshadowing In The Most Dangerous Game

What examples of foreshadowing occur in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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First, Rainsford's thoughts during his conversation with Whitney, his hunting partner onboard their ship, gives off a sense of foreboding when he tells the reader, "What I felt was a -- a mental chill; a sort of sudden dread."  Additionally, the gunshots he heard sounding off in the distance also foreshadow the later events in that they establish some sort of presence from the island the sailors so feared, known as Shiptrap Island, a name which on its own could be foreshadowing the later events in that they are on a ship and the island's name leaves a sense of danger in the air.

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