Sanger Rainsford Quotes

Topics: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Truman Capote, Atticus Finch, Family, Character / Pages: 2 (429 words) / Published: Oct 19th, 2016
Sanger Rainsford In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Sanger Rainsford is shown as intelligent, brave, and competitive. Rainsford is shown to be intelligent in the story when he climbed into a big tree to sleep. He chose the tree because he needed to stay away from General Zaroff. “A big tree with outspread branches was nearby… he climbed up into the crotch and stretched out on one of the broad limbs, after a fashion, rested” (Connell 75). This quote shows that Rainsford is intelligent because during this part, he is climbing into a tree to try and stay hidden from General Zaroff. He is also trying to rest so he can stay away from General Zaroff. During the story, Rainsford is also brave. He shows that he is brave when he walks up to a house he does not know, knocks on the door, and goes inside. All with people he does not know. “He lifted the …show more content…
He is competitive when he jumped into the sea so General Zaroff thought he was dead. Then Rainsford swam to the shore, went back to the house, and hid in General Zaroff’s room so he could make sure that he won. He was not going to let General Zaroff win. “Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated… then he leaped far out into the sea. A man, who had been hiding in the curtains of the bedroom was standing there. “Rainsford!” screamed the general. “How in Gods name did you get here?” “Swam,” said Rainsford...The general sucked in his breath and smiled. “I congratulate you,” he said. “You have won the game” (Connell 80). This part shows that Rainsford is competitive because he jumped out into the sea to make it seem like he was dead. Then he went back to the house of the man that was trying to kill him, just to tell the man that he had won the game. Sanger Rainsford is intelligent, brave, and competitive in the story “The Most Dangerous Game” because he is outsmarting one of the best hunters around. Rainsford is also beating General Zaroff at his own game,

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