The Mind Of Sanger Rainsford In The Most Dangerous Game

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The mind of Rainsford The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness - Wilhelm Wundt. Sanger Rainsford, in the story The Most Dangerous Game showed the characteristic of being intelligent, having strength, and him being a round character. Sanger Rainsford was in a shipwreck, washed up and in the mysterious remote island ran by a general who had a “disturbed” psychological state. The general tries to swindle Rainsford by making him the prey or entrapment.Rainsford used his intelligences, strength, and roundness of a character to survive this mysterious torment. Rainsford is experienced."I'm Sanger Rainsford of New York” ( Connel, 4). “You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher.…Luckily, you and I are hunters.”(Connel, 1). At the beginning, exposition of the story, let it be known about his hunting abilities. When Rainsford fell over the cliff, and swim instead of panicking and risking drowning. Rainsford made smart decisions during the game; always keeping …show more content…

“Desperately he struck out with strong strokes after the receding lights of the yacht” ( Connel 3). “ He began to count his strokes; he could do possibly a hundred more and then--.” (Connel 3). At the beginning of the story after Rainsford fell off the boat he swam for a long period of time, with “strong stokes” effortless. “A big tree with a thick trunk and outspread branches was nearby, and, taking care to leave not the slightest mark, he climbed up into the crotch, and, stretching out on one of the broad limbs, after a fashion, rested.” (Connel 13). He climbed up a tree, that requires some amount a strength. In the climax of the story, After Rainsford jumped in the ocean and swam back to shore, regardless of the seas rough tides. Without Rainsford strength in the story he would have not won the game. As previously discussed, he is strong but he is also a round

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