Hatchet Reflection

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Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were stranded alone? Would you survive? Would you have enough confidence to survive? Well this boy, named Brian, never had such a thing in his head. Until one day he was in an airplane crash and was stranded by himself. This happened in the book Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. After this crash, the main character Brian finds himself stranded, by himself, with nothing more than himself. Brian survived 54 days until somebody finally found him. This is a huge accomplishment and I think it takes a special kind of person to be a part of it. This book shows how Brian became more patient with himself and it shows how he coped with himself. As Brian started realizing that he has to work hard and that…show more content…
The first couple of weeks were very hard for Brian. He was getting frustrated with himself and he just didn’t want to try. He spent many days just sitting there, wishing for food and wishing somebody would come and get him. I think this was very hard for Brian, mainly because he didn’t know what to do with himself. When it came time to where he desperately needed a fire, he started getting even more mad at himself because he was having all of these memories and he couldn’t understand how to make a fire in order to survive. He struggled so much trying to figure out how to make a fire but then all of the memories hit him. The novel says “ That is it, he thought. What they were trying to tell me. Fire. The hatchet was the key to it all. When he threw the hatchet at the porcupine in the cave and missed and hit the stone wall, it had showered sparks, a golden shower of sparks in the dark, as golden with fire as the sun was now. The hatchet was the answer.” As this moment passed, Brian finally got fire and had a lot of hope. Hope that he will survive, and hope that he can do it
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