"Most Dangerous Game" Narrative Essay

CP English 9 "The Most Dangerous Game" Narrative Prompt ~ 35 pts
A narrative is a type of writing that tells a story. A narrative includes a plot with a beginning,
middle, and end, dialogue between characters, and descriptive details to paint a picture in your
reader's mind.
Your first narrative essay for this class will be based on the story "The Most Dangerous Game."
Using your knowledge of Rainsford and his experiences on the island, continue his story and
write about what happens after he defeats General Zaroff. Use your imagination and describe
how he escapes from the island, what he does when he returns to his home in New York, or you
can even decide that he does not leave the island and describe what he does in his new home.
The choice is up to you!
You will complete a rough draft of this narrative to be peer reviewed by at least two people in
class. As a peer reviewer, it is your job to 1) make sure the story make sense, 2) check for
spelling/grammar/capitalization errors, and 3) make sure the story includes sensory details. Sign
the top of rough drafts that you have edited.
Include in your narrative:
- An Exposition - this part introduces the characters and establishes the problem (you will want
to include some background from "The Most Dangerous Game" here
- Developed Plot - In the past you have written simple narratives focusing on one event, for this
class develop more complex narratives with multiple plot threads to make a developed plot
- Dialogue and Descriptions - your narrative should include conversations between characters
(dialogue) and vivid descriptions with sensory details (think of your 5 sense)
- Logical Sequence of Events - the order of events is critical to a narrative, so make sure your
story follows a logical order of events. However, more advanced story telling techniques such
as foreshadowing and flashbacks can make a story more interesting to read, so attempt to
incorporate these elements into your own writing
- Conclusion - make sure your story ends with a logical conclusion that ties up plot lines and
lets the reader know that you are done writing. At this stage you do not want to end your
narratives with "the end" - the words of your text should be the indicator that the story is over
Turn In:
- Brainstorming - 5pts
- Rough Draft (with peer edited notes)- 10pts
- Final copy (typed in MLA format, see format guide from first day of class) - 20pts
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