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  1. Aug 2018
    1. "The old charts call it `Ship-Trap Island,"' Whitney replied." A suggestive name, isn't it? Sailors have a curious dread of the place

      This is part of the setting

    2. "Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford." . . .He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.

      This is the point in the story when the conflict is fully resolved and we know how it ended out for Rainsford.

    3. Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea. . . .

      This is where the rising action reaches its peak and later begins to dwindle down.

    4. He had not been entirely clearheaded when the chateau gates snapped shut behind him. His whole idea at first was to put distance between himself and General Zaroff; and, to this end, he had plunged along, spurred on by the sharp rowers of something very like panic. Now he had got a grip on himself, had stopped, and was taking stock of himself and the situation.

      This is an example of Man vs self as rainsford has to fight himself to remain calm and think logically.

    5. Thank you, I'm a hunter, not a murderer."

      This is an example of Man vs. man as Rainsford makes it clear to the general that he does not agree with his practices.

    6. He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face and the salt water in his open mouth made him gag and strangle.

      This is an example of Man vs World as he struggles to swim after falling out of the boat

    7. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head.

      This is the start of the rising action as it introduces conflict into the story