THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME By Richard Connell Characterization Comic by Claire Shea Character: Rainsford
Zaroff's Hunting Dog
"The world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the hunted. Luckily, you and I are the hunters."
*Quotation marks in a speech or thought bubble mean they were pulled from the text, while speech or thought bubbles without quotation marks are just to make the scene make sense.*
The character traits Rainsford [far left in picture above] shows throughout the story are lack of caring, rashness, and cleverness. The rest of the characters in the story shown in this storyboard are shown above.
I was wrong!
Rainsford is selfish in that he doesn't care what happens to the hunted, as long as he, the hunter, is having fun. When Whitney, his hunting partner, says the jaguar might have feelings and not enjoy getting hunted, Rainsford scorns Whitney and tells him to "Be a realist." He then says the above quote. This is speech from the STEAL method.
"[The general] could follow an extremely difficult trail."
Rainsford is rash in that when he heard the first signs of his Burmese tiger pit working, he jumped out of his hiding place, as it says here. "...he heard the sharp scream of pain as the pointed stakes [of the trap] found their mark. He leaped up from his
place of concealment. Then he cowered back. Three feet from the pit [Zaroff] was standing..." He should've waited until he was sure it was Zaroff in the trap, not one of the general's dogs. This is from action in the STEAL method.
Rainsford is clever because he can figure out what the general is doing. In the text, he finds out that the general is tracking him and has found his hiding place. He also could deduce he needed to make a difficult trail to survive, and later, than the general could follow his tracks easily. This is thoughts from the STEAL method.