My Book Hatchet
After this you might wan't to go read it
On this poster I will show you the themes of Hatchet
It's hard actually, impossible to ignore the natural world in Hatchet. When a skunk sprays you in the face, can you ignore that? From the moment the plane crashes into the lake, Brian becomes totally dependent on the natural world around him and on his ability to understand it and get what he needs from it. On the one hand, of course, this is a terrifying position to be in. Not only is Brian totally lost in an environment he's not equipped to deal with, but he soon learns that nature can be dangerously unpredictable, a place where a simple mistake can have dire, even fatal, consequences. There's no reset button in the woods. On the other hand, because of his absolute immersion in the wilderness, Brian ultimately discovers that the world is a far richer, more meaningful place than he had previously known.
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Brian's experiences in the woods fundamentally change his relationship to the natural world that's pretty obvious. But they also transform his understanding of his life before the crash. Both directly and indirectly,Hatchet compares life in the woods to life in the city. Of course, there's better Chinese takeout in the city, but that's not all. Brian's time in the woods makes him appreciate for the first time the ease and comfort of life in civilization, but Paulsen also suggests that that ease comes at a certain price. Sounds like our author is trying to make a statement.
Some pictures to repesent the book
This hatchet would be similar to the Brian would have in his situation.
This is like the plane Brian described in the book this is how he was going get to the Canadian oil ground to meet his dad.
This is Brian's mom but she's kissing the wrong guy.
Here's the rest of the of the themes
In Hatchet, Brian's survival depends on his ability to figure out how to take care of himself: how to find food and shelter, how to avoid being attacked by a dangerous animal, how to hold out until he is rescued. You know, the usual.The knowledge that he needs would have been common just a few hundred years ago, but he's forced to patch together bits and scraps of information gleaned from books, TV shows, classes in school, anything he can think of. Knowledge, in the "civilized" world of Brian's past, usually comes from second-hand sources; it's something someone tells you. In the world of the woods, on the other hand, knowledge is first-hand and largely experiential; that is, it comes from direct experience. The only way Brian can learn how to build a fire, or catch a fish, is by actually doing it. And, most often, by doing it again and again… and again. Practice makes perfect, right?
There's a serious transformation at the heart of Hatchet, and we're not talking about a bunny turning into dinner. When we first meet Brian, he's completely obsessed with his unhappy family situation. He seems less interested in the world around him than he is in mulling over the details of his past. When he finds himself alone in the woods, though, he's forced to look outward, and he finds that—oh yeah!—there is a world out there, after all. He's forced to rely on himself and his own ingenuity in ways that he's never had to before. And that's what we call a major change.
In Hatchet, Brian's ability to keep going even when times are tough is really put to the test. Throughout the book, hope is often the only thing that keeps Brian moving forward. In the early part of the book, of course, Brian is hoping and expecting to be rescued at any time, and his main focus is on keeping himself alive until that happens; so keepin' on keepin' on seems pretty natural. But once the rescue plane passes him by and he's forced to give up that hope, Brian hits rock bottom. When he finally breaks out of his depression, we see a new Brian
one who is far more self-reliant, and full of what he calls "tough hope"the ability to persevere, and to cont Brian spends almost all of Hatchet deep in the woods of Canada without any human interaction. It really doesn't get more isolated than that. (Or does it?) Part of the scariness of his situation comes from the fact that he's totally on his own, with no one to lean on, no one whose advice he can ask, no one with whom he can share his fears. Unless you count the bear, of course. But then again, Brian seems pretty isolated even before the plane crash. He barely speaks to his mother on the ride to the airport, and he's so angry and upset about his family's breakup that he's shutting out just about everybody. So which takes more of a toll: physical isolation or emotional isolation? He also thinks and to plans for the future no matter what.