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Transcript of Hatchet
Presentation by Aliana Evans
The hatchet is a symbol.
The fire is a symbol.
By Gary Paulsen
The hatchet is EVERYTHING,
from providing him
tools and food, to protecting him.
The fire made survival easier for
Brian , considering it was his
"friend", but also his "guard",that
protected him and kept him warm.
"...All this time, all the living and
fighting, the hatchet had been
everything... without the hatchet
he had nothing..."
"It was so precious to him...
brightening the interior of
*Never give up hope
and keep trying*
"The searchers... he had
to keep thinking of them...
and he had to keep hoping."
*Think positive and
"He had to do
something to help himself. I have to get motivated ... right
now I'm all I've got."
is a sudden
"He stopped as a
pain hit him."
is a lever for controlling or manipulating a throttle valve.
"Or he could pull the
out and make it go down now."
is an irregular motion of the atmosphere.
"The pilot did not move except that his head rolled on a neck impossibly loose as the plane hit a small bit of
means that something looks too silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental.
"And he would have normally said no... that it looked too
to have a hatchet on your belt."
was the key
"Small mistakes could turn into disasters."
Making mistakes in survival is different than making a mistake at home.
"Nothing is that easy... not out here ... in this place."
Brian had to work for everything, being stranded.
Brian goes back and forth between being depressed and being hopeful, and realizes that bad thoughts won't help anything.
The plane ran
out of gas.
Man vs. Technology
The plane crashes which leads to Brian being stranded.
Man vs. Nature
Shows Brian's progress...
from being bitten alive, to being safe in his shelter by the fire.
The tornado came,
leaving only Brian.
Man vs. Himself
Man vs. Nature
The tornado destroys everything, uncovering
the plane in the ocean.
Brian is down
because of "The
If it wasn't for "The Secret", Brian wouldn't have even been on the plane.
The skunk sprays
Man vs. Nature
After Brian throws sand at
the skunk and gets sprayed, he realizes that one mistake could end it for him.
Always thinking of "The Secret"
Thinks about why and how things live
Has some stomach fat
The Northern Oil
Fields of Canada
The Canadian Wilderness is important to the story because...
"... Grew until there
was a pocket of red
as big as a quarter..."
The coals were
the size of a
"A hungry friend...
I have a friend
The fire needs
a lot of wood to
"The pain made it
seem as if dozens
of them had been
slammed into his leg..."
The pain was so
bad that it felt like
many quills had been
stabbed into Brian.
"... His whole brain
screamed it in the
Brian was thinking
of something so much
that he could "hear"
the woods - provided Brian with plenty of wood
the lake - provides Brian with fish to catch and eat and hydration
the setting in the woods makes up the plot
The story took place over the course of over 2 months.
...The perfect setting for this survival story!