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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Edward Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game eNotes Lesson Plan

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  • Released February 06, 2023
  • Literature subject
  • 27 pages
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Grade Levels

Grade 10

Grade 9



After studying “The Most Dangerous Game,” students will be able to

  • Identify the protagonist and the antagonist and describe their characters.

  • Define plot and explain how the plot is developed through external conflict.

  • Identify and discuss several themes in the story. 

  • Identify examples of foreshadowing and suspense in the story.

  • Cite examples of figurative language (similes and metaphors) in the text.

  • Discuss situational irony in the story.

  • Describe various ways the story’s title can be interpreted.

    Literary Terms

  • Protagonist and antagonist

  • Plot

  • External conflict (man vs. man; man vs. nature)

  • Foreshadowing

  • Suspense

  • Figurative language (simile; metaphor)

  • Situational irony

  • Theme


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  • Discussion questions
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Chapter-by-chapter study questions
  • A multiple-choice test
  • Essay questions

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