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What is the main idea of "Hatchet"?

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luckykid1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 30, 2008 at 6:58 AM via web

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What is the main idea of "Hatchet"?

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted December 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Hatchet's main idea is: through perseverance and common sense, anyone can survive and even thrive. Had Brian become overly panicked and succumb to hopelessness, he undoubtedly would have died, much like the Chechaquo in "To Build a Fire." However, Brian's journey of self-discovery is replete with ideal examples of  positive self-talk and the continuing train of thought that, no matter what, everything would turn out okay in the end. His survival experience opens his mind and matures him as a person and character.

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soccer111 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 1, 2009 at 5:46 AM (Answer #2)

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a Kid named Brian got in a plane crash and the pilote died. He stranded in the wilderness with nothing and must survive with all but's around him...

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 30, 2008 at 9:49 AM (Answer #3)

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The main theme of "Hatchet" is survival and independence. Stranded, Brian must learn to become self-reliant and learn by experience. He is thrown into a situation and is forced to survive with only a hatchet. Brian begins his journey as a normal teenager whose parents are going through a divorce, and he comes out of it as a mature person who has a deeper understanding of the world and of what is important in life.

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rockin-girl | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 4, 2009 at 11:08 PM (Answer #4)

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Survival, it is all about suvival..... I think...

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hatchetpaul | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM (Answer #5)

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hatchetfan01 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 7, 2011 at 5:32 AM (Answer #8)

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The Main Idea of Hatchet is Brian Trying to Survivor in the Wildernesss with NOTHING but a Hatchet!

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hatchetpaul | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM (Answer #6)

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hatchetpaul | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM (Answer #7)

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