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Transcript of Hatchet
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Brian is a 13-year-old boy who got on a private plane, with only a pilot, to see his father in Canada. The pilot teaches Brian how to fly the plane for fun. Later on in the flight the pilot had a heart attack and died. Brian started freaking out. He had to fly the plane on his own and find a safe place to make a landing in the Canadian woods. Brian will have to figure out how to survive once he lands the plane.
Plot: In Depth
Near The Ending
Close to the end of the book. The story is not as exciting as it had been because the action is slower now.
The conflict is resolved.. .
Brian tries to use the transmitter in the plane to see if someone would find him. There is one pilot who heard Brian. Brian was lucky because the pilot was close by and heard the transmitter. The pilot said people quit looking, a almost two months ago. The conflict of whether Brian would survive or not was over now - well guess what - he survived!
Hatchet had several themes. One theme was not to lose hope and have a positive attitude. Another theme was man vs. nature and how to survive.
Gary Paulsen told the reader in Chapter 1 that Brian Robeson is a 13-year-old boy from Hampton, NY and his parents are divorced. He lives with his mom during the school year and lives with his dad during the summer. The author told the reader there was a secret in a repetitive way between Brian's mom and dad. Brian knew his mother caused the "divorce" by kissing another man who was not his father.
Gary Paulsen shows the reader Brian is anxious through his thoughts. He is afraid he will die if no one comes to look for him. He is not sure how long he will survive without food or water; he starts to panic thinking he "might starve". Brian realizes he will have to find his own food and water if he wants to survive.
Gary Paulsen told the reader the pilot is in his mid-40's and his name is "Jim or Jake or something" (pg. 1). He is quiet at the start of the plane ride and only spoke about five words to Brian. He teaches Brian how to fly the plane by "taking Brian's left arm. 'Here, put your hands on the controls, your feet on the rudder pedals'"
Eating Turtle Eggs
Brian finds turtle eggs and then eats some of them. He buries the rest of the eggs in the sand, but then a skunk comes, finds, and eats them. Both Brian and the skunk needed food and they were competing for it.
He had to make a fire every night to stay warm and to make food. He started to search for things to make a fire. First, he needed kindling so he tried using dried grass but that did not work. He tried breaking twigs apart but that did not work either. He tried using grass and twigs, but that did not work. He shredded a twenty dollar bill, but that did not work. He pretty much tried everything he can think of to start a fire. He finally used bark for fuel. He learned that he needed oxygen to keep the fire going.
Prickly Porcupine Needles
Brian heard a noise in his tent. He threw the hatchet at the sound but it hit a rock and his leg was instantly torn with pain as if a hundred needles had been driven into it. He touched the needles in his calf and he knew the attacker was a porcupine. He had to pull the quills out of his leg, which was painful.
Close Call with a Bear
After collecting more berries, he heard a noise and saw a bear. It was black, with a cinnamon-colored nose, not twenty feet from him and big. The bear stood up on its hind legs, half up, and studied Brian, and then lowered itself and moved slowly, eating berries. Brian was afraid of the bear and thought it could have eaten him and he could have done nothing.
Brain ate berries growing in the forest. He was so hungry that he could not stop and kept stripping branches and eating berries by the handful, grabbing and jamming them into his mouth and swallowing those pits and all. A little while later he was vomiting, and with terrible diarrhea. The berries were poisonous and he did not know it. After he was found, he researched the berries. He found out they were gut cherries or choke berries.
The setting is the time and place where the action happens. There are two settings in Hatchet.
Hampton, NY Airport
Cessna 406 Cockpit
Cessna 406 Airplane
The small plane has two seats and a single engine.
This is the airport where Brian was dropped off by his mother.
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson sat in the copilot's seat with all the controls right there in front of him.
Gary Paulsen shows the reader Brian is inventive and resourceful because he had to think about what he needed and then figure out how to get or make it to survive.
He built tools to get food. He tried to spear the fish in the lake with a long stick. He built several bows. The first one was too stiff of wood and it cracked. The second bow was able to bend. He made a bowstring using one of the laces from his shoes. He built an arrow by using a thread from his tattered old piece of windbreaker and some pitch from a stump to put slivers of a feather on a dry willow shaft.
He used his hatchet to protect himself and his food. This tool allowed Brian to survive.
The first setting is on a plane. The plane was a Cessna 406 that took off from Hampton, NY and was headed to Canada. Two passengers were on board: Brain and a pilot.
The second and main settings are woods in Canada near an "L-shaped" lake with rounded corners. Brian landed the plane on an open lane, a channel of fallen trees, a wide place leading to the lake. The forest was made up of pines, spruce, low brush, and aspens. There were small hills - in the country around the lake.
Before he got on the plane, his mother gave him a hatchet that could go around his belt. Brain's mom told him that "the man at the store said you could use it. You know. In the woods with your father."
Brian built a shelter by dragging sticks up from the lake and pulling long dead branches down from the hill with these he interlaced and wove a wall across the opening of the front of the rock.
He made a ladder to keep his food away from the animals. He used his hatchet to turn a dead pine tree into a ladder by chopping the branches off so they stuck out four or five inches, all up along the log.
FOOD Shelf / Ladder
He got fire from the hatchet. He swung his hatchet against rocks to create sparks that would make fire.
He used his hatchet to cut through the aluminum to get at the emergency survival kit in the plane.
These are rodents that have quills, or sharp spikes, that they show when they are defending themselves.
American black bears are omnivores, which mean they eat plants, fruits, nuts, insects, honey, salmon, and small mammals. Sometimes they will kill baby deer or moose calves.
Turtles are cold-blooded reptiles. They have been around for over 215 million years. You can just say they have been around for a long time. They lay their eggs in the sand.
Large Turtle Eggs
Black Bear. Google Images. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ujfJVJlrqj4/UaVxAQ_RuaI/AAAAAAAADBY/CDBITmQDhAI/s320/bear+spray+ban.jpg>.
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"Choke Cherry." Alberta Plant Watch. Plone Foundation, n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://plantwatch.naturealberta.ca/plant-information/choke-cherry>.
Eh-airport. Wikipedia. Web. 3 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eh-airport.jpg>.
"Fact Sheet Black Bear." Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife, 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://www.defenders.org/black-bear/basic-facts>.
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Gut Cherries. Google Images. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C_8U5XX8DJo/Tgolb06QYKI/AAAAAAAAAVk/ACXFQ02TaiA/s1600/cherry.jpg>.
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"Kindling." Scholastic Children's Dictionary. New York, NY: Scholastic, 2002. 289. Print.
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Map of Canada. Google Images. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <http://www.trailcanada.com/images/map-canada.jpg>.
Melee Hatchet. Google Images. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110209091642/fallout/images/7/78/FNVMeleeHatchet.png>.
Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. New York, NY: Simon Pulse, 1987. Print.
Plot Diagram. Google Images. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <http://www.revolutionherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/plot-diagram-2.jpg>.
"Porcupine." Google. Google, n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <https://www.google.com/search?q=porcupine&oq=porcupine&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2j69i61j69i59j0.4231j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8>.
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Red Fire and Flames. Google Images. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/33626/red-fire-and-flames-31000.jpg>.
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Twenty Dollar Bill. Google Images. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VFJkIUBhENA/TZymStj5oMI/AAAAAAAAAI8/UJRD7XvQMQU/s1600/twenty-20-dollar-bill.jpg>.
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Winter Camp Set-Up. Google Images. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U3FQvt-RCXc/Tu-tG79TdoI/AAAAAAAAAB8/pEF8dJ7aUmU/s1600/111219_005.jpg>.
Map of CANADA
Brian used a $20 bill as kindling.
This is a picture of the lake where Brian landed the plane.
This is the most exciting or suspenseful part of the story.
I thought the most exciting part was when there was a tornado. It was wind, wind like the sound of a train, with the low belly roar of a train. Then all of Brian's survival things were gone. Brian had to remake everything.
More Of The Plot
In Hatchet, Brian is trying to get the transmitter in the plane to work so that someone might be able to save him. There was a coil of wire held together on the side by tape and it sprung into a three-foot-long antenna when he took the tape off. No speaker, no lights, just a small switch at the top and the bottom he finally found in small print: "Emergency Transmitter".
kindling - fire starter
the reader - me
P.S all the links and description below took for ever to locate but i don't like plagiarism :D
For example . . .
Summary of what happened to this point.. .
all thanks to
-Abdul Alrubai -Mahmoud Albash
Also to the author
Hard work equals the best rewards
- Abdul :D
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presentation yet and that will stay the best