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Jaws And The Most Dangerous Game: A Literary Analysis

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What makes a story or movie keep you engaged and interested? An interesting story is made up of suspense, conflict, and foreshadowing. Jaws and The Most Dangerous Game share a common theme known as survival, they both use suspense and foreshadowing in similar and different ways to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. Suspense, foreshadowing, and conflict are literary techniques used to keep the story line interesting. Jaws and The Most Dangerous Game both share a common conflict and theme known as survival. Jaws and The Most Dangerous Game both share a common conflict and theme known as survival. In the movie Jaws the main conflict was the deadly shark killing people. This is an example of man versus nature. There is also an example of man versus self because Brody has a fear of water and he overcomes his fear by getting on the boat and killing the shark. In the short story The Most Dangerous Game its theme was also survival. For example, the main character Rainsford had to outsmart his enemy that was endangering his life. This was an example of man…show more content…
In the movie Jaws, an example of foreshadowing was when Quinn told Brody to be careful with the oxygen tanks because they could blow up if they are messed with. Later on when Brody faces the shark he remembers what Quinn said and throws one of the oxygen tanks in the shark's mouth and the shark blows up and dies. In the short story The Most Dangerous Game there are many ways the author shows foreshadowing. For example, when Rainsford hear the screams of the “animal” being shot he couldn't recognize what animal had been killed. Later on in the story he discovers that the “animal” was no animal to all and that it was a human that had been killed. Jaws and the short story both showed foreshadowing by foreshadowing the challenges along the main character's journey and the main outcome of the
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