Hatchet , Dane Moore
By, Gary Paulsen Published Sep. 30th 1987, Young adult novel
Brian ended up out in the middle of no where and had to fend for himself. With his trusty hatchet by his side he started to construct a shelter of some sort. He also found some berries to eat. He knew a rescue plane was coming to get Brian but he missed it and sees it just in time to see it fade off into the distance. Brian was devastated, crying, and very angrily mad. He thought then that he would never get out of here and be rescued. Overtime Brian gets stronger than he was before. He constructs a bow and arrow and learns how to hunt different animals. But, later he gets attacked by a skunk, then a moose.
Then, Brian goes back to the plane and sees the pilots survival pack and finds a sleeping bag, compass, cooking tools, lighters and matches, and a rifle. Brian then finds an emergency transmitter. He thought it was broken because it was cracked. The pilot then stepped out and told Brian he found the transmitter and they have a signal. They then can call for help again. A little while later they are rescued! By the time they get back Brian is changed not only physically but emotionally too.
The author of hatchet.
The main character and protagonist of hatchet who learns lots of lesson from being in the woods for 4 days alone and having to fend for himself.
The antagonist of Hatchet and is the power against Brian throwing dangers and forces toward him. Trying to slow him down and not let him go any further.
Protagonist and Antagonist
The antagonist is Mother nature. All the dangers and forces that she throws at Brian makes Mother nature the antagonist. She is the antagonist because she is trying to stop Brian and do things to stop him from doing what he wants to. Brian had to defend himself from a plane crash, a moose attacking him, and a skunk spraying him. Yet, he ended up just fine.
Conflicts and Internal or External
2. Another conflict is that Brian has to do everything himself with no help and all he has is a hatchet.
3. Brian had to learn how to take control of the plane and land it safely without it crashing.
All of these conflicts are external because Brian is fighting against all of these things and surviving out in the wilderness. He isn't up against himself. He is up against everything around him.