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    At the beginning of chapter 10 of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, the writer uses personification to illustrate the importance of the new-found fire in Brian's life. The fire gives Brian great joy: "It...

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    It is at the beginning of chapter four that Brian reflects on "the secret" and the reader learns what it is about. As he crashes into the water at the end of chapter three, darkness falls and the...

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    During the first six chapters of Hatchet, Brian Robeson begins his transformation into a crafty, tenacious survivor. The tone of the story shifts between the despair and uncertainty caused by...

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    In the novel Hatchet, the protagonist, Brian, is traveling via plane from his mother's home in Hampton, New York, to visit his father in the oil fields of Canada. Brian's parents are recently...

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    According to the text, Brian learned about turtles from a television program. In the story, his curiosity is piqued when he realizes that there are clawed marks on the sand going towards the lake...

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    The sequence in question is in chapter 2. The pilot of the plane has had a heart and has died. Brian is in control of the aircraft and had been able to make brief radio contact with somebody....

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    One of the first ways that the hatchet is important to Brian is that he feels it is something useful. When he takes inventory of the things he has, it is the one thing that he considers to be a...

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    At first, the plane flying over the lake without spotting him sent Brian into a depression. He had been unwilling to continue trying, unwilling to go on surviving and had begun wishing for it to...

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    When the pilot is having his heart attack, his right leg spasms and he knocks into the controls and sends the plane in a twist to the right and Brian does not correct this course change for quite...

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    When the engine coughs and roars violently, Brian knows that the plane is going to crash. Before the pilot has a heart attack, he shows Brian how to fly the plane, telling him that it’s easy....

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    Brian is flying north to stay with his father in the Canadian oil fields. Not long after they take off, the pilot starts to have some serious discomfort. At first he is convinced he ate something...

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    At first Brian is constantly looking for the color of the bird, trying to see its feathers amidst all the brush. This seemed to always end with the birds taking off just as he sees them. But then...

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    The chapter begins with Brian remembering "the secret," the moment where he was out riding bikes with a friend and he saw his mother kissing a man who was not his father. He is in the midst of this...

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    As he crashes into the lake, Brian has basically no knowledge of the wilderness. He had flown over it previously to visit his father but never spent any significant time in it. The fact that his...

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    After the huge storm and the tornado that rips through his campsite and destroys everything he worked so hard to build, Brian is momentarily taken aback. But he quickly realizes that he has to get...

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    When you think about the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the story focuses on a young man whose plane crashes in the wilderness, and he must survive on his own. When trying to turn this story into a...

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    In Hatchet, much of Brian's personality development can be explained by the S.T.E.A.L. model of characterization: Speech, Thoughts, Effects on other characters, Actions, Looks. In terms of speech,...

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    The first two chapters of Gary Paulsen's novel, Hatchet, take place aboard a small plane carrying 13-year-old Brian Robeson to visit his father. Brian is the only passenger on board the Cessna. His...

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    There are quite a few images described in the first three chapters but some of them are more powerful than others. When the pilot begins to have his heart attack, he is feeling pain and grimacing...

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    There are several places in the story where one could place the climax. Once he crashes in the wilderness, it is a slow build up as he learns from various incidents how he is going to survive. He...

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    By Chapter 5 of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, we learn that Mr. Perpich was Brian's English teacher in New York. Though only an English teacher, Brian learned a great deal from him about morale and...

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    In chapter 15, Brian is recalling the day of "first meat." He recalls being plagued by a craving for meat, something different from the fish he'd been able to eat regularly up until that point. He...

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    Brian finds himself in the plane without a pilot after his pilot has a heart attack and actually dies right in front of him. He is terrified, since he has no idea how to fly or where he is. But one...

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    Brian got himself out of the plane and swam to shore. Brian was the only survivor of the plane crash. The pilot had a heart attack and crashed the plane rather than landing it. Brian managed to...

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    Brian tried for a long time to catch fish. He tried using a spear and a bow at different times too. After being stranded in the wilderness for 47 days, Brian has had plenty of trial and error...

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    The tornado sequence happens in chapter 16 of the book. On the whole, Brian is not having a good day in chapter 16. It starts off easily enough, but by the end of the chapter Brian has been...

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    To put it simply, food. Food is the thing that drives every single action in all of nature. All the animals he encounters, even the plants are all focused on getting food. It took him a rather...

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    Brian is led to the berry bushes by the birds. Brian had heard that the woods were full of berry bushes. After his plane crashes, he knows that he has to find food, and he decides that berries are...

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    In chapter ten, Brian sees the tracks of the turtle and follows them to find the eggs. This is a big step up from his previously limited food supply that consisted entirely of the "gut cherries"...

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    Brian's attempts to read the tracks in the sand leads to an important discovery when he realizes that his sanity is dependent upon his curiosity. He thinks that the very action of trying to make...

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    In Chapter 3 of Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet, we learn a bit about the Canadian wilderness into which Brian has just crash landed. Before him, stands the lake, "blue and deep," into which he...

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    The primary reason for the plane crash was that the pilot suffered a heart attack and died mid air, leaving the controls to an inexperienced passenger. The passenger opted to continue flying until...

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    Brian's mother and father have divorced and Brian is flying up to the oil fields to visit his father. Clearly there are custody arrangements that allow for him to visit there occasionally while the...

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    One of the most important objects is the hatchet; not only is it the title of the work, it is vital for Brian's survival. The hatchet helps to generate fire when Brian throws it against the wall....

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    Upon waking from the second sleep, Brian starts to take some basic stock in where he is and what has happened. After the first sleep, Brian was completely overcome with the uncertainty in the post-...

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    Okay, simple enough. I can't write the journal entries for you, but I can get you started in the right direction. I am going to assume that you have read the book. If not, then my recommendation is...

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    Considering that Brian was just in a plane crash and is now alone in the wilderness, he is both mentally and physically doing quite well. That's not to say that Brian is injury-free. He's alive...

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    Mr. Perpich is significant to Brian's narrative. In the midst of everything around Brian, Mr. Perpich's words are some of the few elements that provide a level of focus to a situation that lends...

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    The phrasing of this question is a little tricky. There are a couple ways of interpreting it. Brian's First Feast Day is also the day that he remembers as the Day of First Meat. This is where he...

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    Brian’s hearing became more acute the longer he was in the wilderness. Not long after Brian crashed in the wilderness, he began to realize that his sense of hearing was becoming more acute. With...

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    Chapter one starts off, with Brian Robeson, a 13 year old boy, who is getting on a small plane. He is the only passenger of this plane and he is excited to be flying on the single engine plane. He...

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    When Brian embraces the thinking of his English teacher, Mr. Perpich, he demonstrates sensible and reasonable thinking patterns. One of Mr. Perpich's lessons to Brian is that "You are your most...

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    Hatchet begins by introducing Brian as he boards a single-engine plane, piloted by a stranger, to go visit his father in Canada. During the flight, the pilot apparently suffers a heart attack and...

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    A porcupine inspires Brian to build a fire and symbolizes vulnerability because Brian needs to defend himself from the wild animals. Brian finds himself stranded in the wilderness due to a plane...

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    I assume you are referring to the plane ride Brian Robeson takes in the opening chapter of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. When we first meet the thirteen-year-old, he is full of excitement about making a...

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    As you read the story in Hatchet, you learn that Brian's parents had recently divorced with a fairly contentious fight over custody. Brian's mother ultimately won full custody of Brian. Still...

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    One of the realizations that Brian makes in understanding how feeling sorry for himself was not going to help him was his embrace of "tough hope." This philosophy stressed that he was not going to...

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    The protagonist of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet is Brian Robeson. In the beginning of the story, Brian is traveling on a plane to visit his father. Unfortunately, the plane crashes (yet not without Brian...

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    The best things to present in a shadow box which represents Gary Paulsen's Hatchet would illustrate (or highlight) the things important in the novel. These objects can represent literal objects or...

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    One of the most important lessons that Brian recalls from Mr. Perpich is the need to demonstrate mental toughness in the face of adverse conditions. For Brian, Mr. Perpich's lesson pops into his...

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