Traits on Rainsford from the story "The Most Dangerous Game".
The Most Dangerous Game
This is Rainsford from the story "The Most Dangerous Game". He is a very popular hunter and has traits like strong, smart, and calm.
Rainsford is strong because he swam all the way from his boat to the island, which was a pretty far away. I the article the author states"Desperately he struck out with strong strokes after the receding lights of the yacht, but he had swum fifty feet."
Rainsford is smart because he decided to stay in a tree for the night instead of an open target for General Zaroff. This is shown when the author states,"I have played the fox, now I must play the cat of the fable." This is showing that Rainsford is thinking that in order to win the game he must play the spot of predator and prey, not just one.
Another example why Rainsford is smart is because when the General Zaroff was at the bottom of the tree, Rainsford was thinking of pouncing on him, but decided better. He did this because he had the common sense to not jump on a man with a gun.
"I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve," he said through tight teeth." The author says this because he is sending a message to the readers that Rainsford is a calm person.
As you can see, Rainsford is a strong, smart, and calm man. These characteristics helped him win the game.