Cornell used 8 aspects of fiction to show his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The characters used in the story gave the author a way to make his point of view come clear to his audience. The story uses sequence of events. The plot is how the story goes about. The setting is the surroundings of the story, or where it takes place. The suspense is the temporary holding of the information to keep the reading interested, and to keep the reader guessing and wanting to know what will happen so they will continue reading your story.
Foreshadowing is the readers way of telling the future, in other words the writer is giving clues out to the reader so that the reader can produce a hypothesis of what will happen, usually the reader is right, its like suspense, when the reader wants to find out if he is right or wrong, it keeps the reader interested. Fantasy is when the reader suspends his disbelief in the story in order to enjoy the work of fiction, in other words the reader just stops disbelieving that some of the things in the story are impossible, and cannot happen. Images are symbols used by the author to reflect the point of view. These 8 aspects of fiction were used by Richard Cornell, in the, Most Dangerous Game, to reveal his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The characters in the story were Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff.
Now in the story Sanger Rainsford is the victim, and General Zaroff is the predator. Now Sanger Rainsford was a hunter, he was fearless, brave, strong, and smart. He claims that he is superior to the animals that he kills. But when he is being hunted himself, his point of view changes. General Zaroff is a hunter, now he hunts animals for sport.
So he goes on a deserted island and hunts animals. A while has passed and it looks like all the animals on the island have been hunted and killed. General Zaroff then finds Sanger Rainsford washed up onto the island and he thinks, why dont I hunt him, so thats what he does. So General Zaroff becomes a people hunter, and Sanger Rainsford becomes his victim. Now the story as I have said before gave the author a way to express his moral or lesson.
So he puts Sanger Rainsford on a ship, which sinks at sea, and washes him up on an island where a man named General Zaroff hunts for a living. He buts General Zaroff to hunt him, to show his point. But since Sanger Rainsford has intellect, he can survive, unlike the animals who have intelligence and instinct. At the end of the hunted, Sanger Rainsford makes it out alive using his knowledge and reason. The plot is the sequence of events, and they go like this: 1.
Rainsford hunts animals, 2. He goes out to sea, 3. Gets washed up on an island, 4. Gets hunted by Zaroff, 5. Tries to leave, 6.
Cant escape, 7. He has to use reason to beat his opponent and win the fight of life or death, 8. Rainsford wins the game, 9. He leaves.
As you can see, the author uses the plot to make sure the story makes sense and goes in order. The setting is very important in a story. The reader needs to know where the characters are. So he/she can get a picture in their head of the scene. Well this story like I have mentioned a few times, takes place on a deserted island, in the middle of nowhere, and Rainsford is in the jungle being hunted.
The scene is very important in making the story viewable in the mind of the reader. Suspense is also an important part of a story. If there is no suspense in the story, the reader wont want to keep reading your story, theyll say its boring. Suspense keeps this from happening.
You make the story exciting so the reader can continue reading. .