"Where there are pistol shots, there are men. Where there are men, there is food."
Aboard the yacht is established hunter and author, Sanger Rainsford. Throughout "The Most Dangerous Game", he shows he is calm, intelligent, and fierce.
"Rainsford! How did you get here?"
Rainsford shows he is calm when he doesn't panic when he falls off a yacht. From the text, it states "A certain cool-headedness had come to him; it was not the first time he had been in a tight place." The evidence shows his thoughts are calm during frightening moment.”
Rainsford shows he is also intelligent when he he analyzes his position when he wakes up from coming ashore the next morning. According to the text, it states, “‘Where there are pistol shots, there are men. Where there are men, there is food,’ he thought.” This shows Rainsford is very good at using his senses and is very aware of things that happen around him.
Thirdly, Rainsford shows he is fierce when he breaks into Zaroff’s house to get revenge on Zaroff for making him endure three days of absolute madness. In the text, it states, “A man who had been hiding in the curtains of the bed, was standing there. ‘Rainsford!’ screamed the general. ‘How did you get here?’ ‘Swam,” said Rainsford. ‘I found it quicker than walking through the jungle.’” The sentences provide evidence that Rainsford can be very aggressive if necessary, and he killed Zaroff at the end of the story.
"Swam. I found it quicker than walking through the jungle."
All throughout "The Most Dangerous Game", Rainsford shows he is level-headed, smart, and aggressive. When he is fighting for his life against the island and Zaroff, he must use these traits to help him survive.
"Oh, Rainsford! Come out wherever you are!"
All of Rainsford's traits helped him survive Ship-Trap Island. Now, Rainsford must get off the island!