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What is the significance of Brian thinking about Perpich?

The original question had to be edited. Perpich is significant because he helps to provide some of the earliest examples to Brian about the need to demonstrate mental toughness in a trying...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2013 10:44 am UTC

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Help with a concluding statement for "Hatchet"?

To answer this question, I would brainstorm several answers to the following questions: "What can I get from this book that applies to my own life? How can I be a better person, or what...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2008 6:41 am UTC

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Which tree does Brian sleep under?

In chapter 4 of Hatchet, Brian's feeling pretty tired, and in his dream-like state, he recalls the terrible secret of his mom with a strange guy in a strange car. The hatred and anger that this...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 8:45 am UTC

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Explain why this gruesome scene is an a essential part of the life cycle and conside the alternative. Brian describes...

The previous post addresses in a nice manner the rationale for seeing the body of the pilot. Indeed, the survival pack discovery is essential for Brian. Yet at the same time, the recognition of...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2009 8:43 am UTC

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What is Brian's last name?

Brian is the protagonist of Gary Paulsen's book Hatchet, and his last name is Robeson. Readers can find the answer to this question at the very beginning of the book. We are told that Brian Robeson...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 12:41 am UTC

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Why does the author use the technique of recalling Brian's dreams and memories in Hatchet?

By recalling Brian's dreams and memories in Hatchet, Gary Paulsen is able to contrast Brian's current circumstances with his previous life. Rather than simply telling the reader how different...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 12:11 pm UTC

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In Hatchet, how do you think it was possible for Brian to do the things that he had never done before, especially...

This is a question that is entirely subjective and based upon the reader's interpretation of Brian. One thing that is made entirely certain about Brian's past before the fateful crash is that prior...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 9:01 pm UTC

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Discuss how Brian is connected to the adults in Hatchet.

I think that there is a fundamental difference between Brian and the adults with whom he interacts. Paulsen's work sets up Brian's survival situation in the wilderness as part of a maturation...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2011 12:13 am UTC

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Brian is alone in the wilderness in Hatchet because the pilot had a heart attack. What other reasons does Brian have...

The two interrelated things that are making Brian Robeson feel alone—in addition to the pilot dying in the plane crash—are mentioned in the first few pages as his parents' divorce and the secret...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 5:12 am UTC

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What new menace plagued Brian with the rising of the sun?

When the sun starts to rise on the morning after Brian's crash, he is beset by insects. Hordes of them cover him completely and threaten to make their way into his mouth and nostrils when he...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 4:42 pm UTC

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Who saved Brian in Hatchet?

In chapter 19, Brian looks through the emergency rescue pack he recovered from the plane and finds a myriad of tools, food, and valuable resources that will aid his survival in the Canadian...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 11:59 am UTC

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