Is the conflict of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet man vs. man or man vs. nature?

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In Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet, Brian Robeson experiences a man vs. mature conflict when his plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness and he is forced to brave the natural elements. A man vs. nature conflict is a type of external conflict that involves a protagonist enduring natural forces, which include storms and threatening animals. Throughout Hatchet, Brian Robeson struggles to survive in the wilderness and endures significant hardship during his harrowing experience.

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