How did the tone of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet change through the first six chapters?

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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 Brian's parents divorce and Brian's logical appraisal of his survival situation.

When Brian thinks about the divorce, his feelings are communicated through clipped, powerful images. The abruptness and clarity of...

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