Setting Of Hatchet

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HATCHET Chulhwa Lee Mr. Munro English A January 8th, 2014 The setting of a book is where it is taking place. The setting of the book Hatchet is taking place at Canadian Northern woods. The setting of this book is well-described with a lot of details such as raspberry patch and fool birds. The setting of this book is important because it is symbolic, it is used to reveal information about the character and it is connected to theme. The setting of the book Hatchet is symbolic. The place that story is happening is somewhere in the Northern Canadian forest. The protagonist Brian is stranded in the Canadian woods because the plane crashes into a lake. In Canadian woods, lots of events, mostly hardship, happen to Brian. The setting,…show more content…
He had to look for food around by himself and decide if it is edible or not. At first, Brian had hard time on finding edible. Brian had strange berry and vomited all- night. Also, there was no refined water so Brian had to drink lake water even though it might be dirty. Furthermore, the place shows power of nature. For instance, there were many dangerous beast in nature and the tornado stroke Brian's shelter and broke his everything: fire, shelter and bow. It shows how hard it is to survive in nature.. The setting of this book is important because it has symbols. The setting reveals characteristic or information about main character. In the story, Brian is thrown in the Canadian Northern forest which is severe place where has dangerous beasts such as bears and wolfs. Brian could just panic and committed suicide or die out of hunger without doing anything. However, the severe environment that brain is facing changed him and shows the readers that how strong mental strength he has. When he was cast away in the forest, Brian did not give up on surviving. He tried to use all his knowledge, sense and memories on surviving This show that Brian is not a kind of person who give…show more content…
This is book Hatchet there are several theme that can be found. There are three important theme in this book: man versus nature, the power of positive thinking and initiation into manhood. The first theme of Hatchet is man versus nature. The author focuses on the theme of man versus nature in most of his work. The author writes not only of Brian's struggle against nature, but also writes about his capability to live harmoniously with nature, showing his respect for nature. For example, he had to look for food everyday in order to survive. In that progress, there was difficulty too, Brian made mistake eating inedible berry and he throw up for whole night. Also, he needed shelter to protect him. However , it was easy progress too. The first shelter he made was not good enough that a porcupine came into his shelter and pierce him with its prickles. However, Brian grows not only to recognize nature's danger, but also to marvel at its beauty. For example, as him watches the tornado rip across the woods and the lake, he finds it at "beautiful and terrible." Therefore, he try to challenge the nature and try not to lose, but he respect nature at the same
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