Rainsford Storyboard

Rainsford Storyboard

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  • Direct: narration states the trait of the character
  • "Ten minutes of determined effort brought another sound to his ears, the most welcome he had ever heard--the muttering and growling of the sea breaking on a rocky shore." (pg 3)
  • Speech: what the character says and how they say it reveals their character
  • "Don't talk rot, Whitney. You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?" (pg 1)
  • "Nonsense, This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney. Be a realist." (pg 1)
  • Thoughts: the character's thoughts and emotions reveal their personality
  • "Rainsford remembered the shots. They had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction." (pg 3)
  • This quote tells that Rainsford is determined because he doesn't give up when he falls into the sea, he swam until his reached his goal of getting to land.
  • Effect on others: how other characters react to and how they think of the character reveals the character's personality
  • "It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home." (pg 4)
  • These quotes show that Rainsford is opinionated and stubborn because Whitney shared her ideas about hunting and Rainsford just rejected them, and told her she was wrong.
  • Actions: the character's actions/actual movements and behaviors reveal their personality
  • "A twenty-two, that's odd. It must have been a fairly large animal too. The hunter had his nerve with him to tackle it with a light gun. It's clear the brute put up a fight." (pg 3)
  • This quote shows that is smart because he uses the information of where the shots came from to know that there must be land in that direction to swim to.
  • Looks: the character's physical appearance reveals ideas about their personality
  • This quote shows that Rainsford is approachable because General Zaroff shakes his hand, greets him, and tells Ivan to put away his gun. He is not seen as a threat and is welcomed right away.
  • Rainsford is very observant because just by looking at the underbrush and finding an empty cartridge, he was able to tell a lot of information about what happened. He concluded the gun type, size of the animal, and how many shots it took to take it down.
  • "He carried khaki hunting clothes , a haversack of food, a leather sheath containing a long-bladed knife." (pg 12)  This quote shows that Rainsford is prepared because he takes and uses all the tools that were given to him.
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