In The Most Dangerous Game, the character Rainsford expresses that he is athletic, intelligent, and brave.
In the beginning of the story, Rainsford falls off of his yacht and swims to "Ship-Trap Island"
Rainsford finds and meets General Zaroff and Ivan. Here he is told that he will have to play Zaroff's "game".
On page 18 it says,"Rainsford had fought his way through the bush for two hours. 'I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve,' he said through tight teeth." So, Rainsford had accepted the hunt and that shows that he is brave because he could potentially be killed by Zaroff.
On page 22, the text states, "Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea... When the general and his pack reached the place by the sea, the Cossack stopped. For some minutes he stood regarding the blue-green expanse of water. He shrugged his shoulders." So, Rainsford tricked Zaroff into thinking he was dead which shows that he is intelligent.
On page 23 the text says, "'Rainsford!' screamed the general. 'How did you get here?' 'Swam,' said Rainsford. ' I found it quicker than walking through the jungle.'" This shows the reader that Rainsford is very athletic because not just anyone could swim that far.