Terry- Brian's good friend back in New York
Jim- the pilot of the Cessna plane
The man with the short blonde hair- Brian's mother's Boyfriend
Mr. Perpich-Brian's old English Teacher
Uncle Carter-Brian's Uncle
Character Analysis for Brian Robeson
Brian is a Dynamic character, because he demonstrates anger toward what he is trying to get done and vulnerability to the world out there. Over time he begins to adopt qualities to survive alone in the world without any thing but his mind and a hatchet. Over time he begins to connect mind and body to complete the final task. At the beginning of the book he does not show a whole lot of maturity and manhood, but over time he becomes more mature in the ways he thinks about everything he is about to do.
He started ripping the bark, using his fingernails at first, and when that didn't work he used the sharp edge of the hatchet, cutting the bark in thin slivers, hairs so fine they were almost not there. It was painstaking work, slow work, and he stayed with it for over two hours. Twice he stopped for a handful of berries and once to go to the lake for a drink. Then back to work, the sun on his back, until at last he had a ball of fluff as big as a grapefruit—dry birchbark fluff.