| Quote #4
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. (2.1)
Rainsford has to keep his game face on here. Do you think he keeps it together?
| Quote #5
The general was playing with him! The general was saving him for another day's sport! The Cossack was the cat; he was the mouse. Then it was that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror. (2.10)
That general finds amusement in the strangest ways. It’s when Rainsford realizes that the general is actually enjoying torturing him that he faces his greatest fear.
| Quote #6
"I will not lose my nerve. I will not." (2.10)
Rainsford has to give himself a little pep talk. Why does Connell have him speak out loud and not just think these things to himself? After all, we do have an omniscient narrator.