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Hatchet

My creative Hatchet prezi, about the story of a boy that gets stranded. He starts out with only his hatchet and himself, and ends with many survival "treasures" and a new bestfriend, himself.
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Aliana Evans

on 17 May 2014

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Transcript of Hatchet

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Presentation by Aliana Evans
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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
the shelter...
the happy
crackle..."
T
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m
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*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
motivate yourself*
"He had to do
something to help himself. I have to get motivated ... right
now I'm all I've got."
Spasm
A
spasm
is a sudden
abnormal muscular
contraction.
"He stopped as a
fresh
spasm
of
pain hit him."
Throttle
A
throttle
is a lever for controlling or manipulating a throttle valve.
"Or he could pull the
throttle
out and make it go down now."
Turbulance
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
turbulence
."
Hokey
Hokey
means that something looks too silly, old-fashioned, or sentimental.
"And he would have normally said no... that it looked too
hokey
to have a hatchet on your belt."
Turbulance
Sig
ni
fic
ant

Quo
tes
"The hatchet
was the key
to all."
The hatchet
provided Brian
with everything
to survive.
"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.
"Feeling sorry
for yourself
didn't work."
Brian goes back and forth between being depressed and being hopeful, and realizes that bad thoughts won't help anything.
Co
n
f
l
i
ct
Conflict
Conflict Type
Significance
The plane ran
out of gas.
Man vs. Technology
The plane crashes which leads to Brian being stranded.
The mosquitos
attacked Brian.
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
Secret".
If it wasn't for "The Secret", Brian wouldn't have even been on the plane.
The skunk sprays
Brian.
Man vs. Nature
After Brian throws sand at
the skunk and gets sprayed, he realizes that one mistake could end it for him.
Cha
ra
ct
eri
zat
ion
Brian
Mentally
Physically
Before
After
Before
After
Always thinking of "The Secret"
Depressed
Thinks about why and how things live
More positive
Full stomach
Has some stomach fat
Healthy
Really skinny
Strong
Less healthy
Set
tin
g Sig
nif
ica
nce
When
Summer
Si
gn
if
ic
an
ce
The Northern Oil
Fields of Canada
Where
The Canadian Wilderness is important to the story because...
Fig
ura
tiv
e La
ngu
age
Simile
Personification
Simile
Personification
"... Grew until there
was a pocket of red
as big as a quarter..."
The coals were
the size of a
quarter.
"A hungry friend...
I have a friend
named fire."
The fire needs
a lot of wood to
keep going.
"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
sudden silence."
Brian was thinking
of something so much
that he could "hear"
his thoughts.
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!
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