It soon loses signal, and Brian is now alone. He is forced to pilot the plane until it runs out of fuel. It is not long before the tank falls empty, and Brian proceeds to crash-land into a lake in the Canadian wilderness and is now stranded. After Brian crashes, he swims to shore and takes a brief rest after all he had recently been through.
“The man who saved my life died not four feet away from me.”(184) Sun-jo’s father, Ki-tar was a Sherpa. He died saving Peak’s dad Josh in a terrible blizzard on the mountain K2. Josh was the only one who survived in the frightful blizzard. He sat there watching all his team members die and he too was close to death. With little chance of survival, Ki-tar stumbled up the mountain in the horrible conditions and risked his life to save one climber.
One day after, Danny woke up in water, he didn’t see Woofy. He was so worried that kept running around and shouted Woofy’s name. After an hour of searching, he found his dog, in a state of trauma, his leg was injured by a floating log. Danny quickly brought Woofy out of the water and take him to the side of the mountain and try to see how to heal him, but he had nothing to heal the dog.
He also had to steer the plane and try to find a spot to land. Brian landed in the lake and the plane sank. Brian tried to make a fire but all he could get was sparks. So Brian added tree bark and blew on the sparks to make a strong fire. Brian then tried to catch fish by throwing a spear at them but he kept missing.
This can result in hair loss, which given the cold winters, makes weak, old, and young moose, very susceptible to death during winter months. In the interior, ticks sucking out a moose’s blood diminishes their bone marrow, makes them malnourished, and they suffer from major blood loss (pg. 46). A few ticks do not damage a moose themselves, rather a large amount of ticks work together to harm the animal. Peterson tells about two moose discovered on Isle Royale, which were sent in for testing. They concluded that there were about 25,000 ticks on one and 30,000 on the other, which is only around 25 percent of ticks found on moose in other places, such as Alberta, Canada (pg. 46).
At the beginning of the war, many accidents were due to mechanical problems with planes, bad weather and errors in navigation. Louie called the B-24 that they flew on a “Flying Coffin.” “Flying the B-24, one of the world’s heaviest planes, was like wrestling a bear” (Hillenbrand 55). On Thursday, May 27, 1943, Louie, his friend Phil and Cuppernill were headed to Honolulu for their day off. Before they left, a lieutenant flagged them down and told them there were going a mission to search for a missing pilot.
Than at the end of the movie Brian make a bow in arrow and catch lots of fish. In hatchet Brian get attacked by the moose and in a cry in the wild he did not get attacked by the
I tied a hook onto the end of my line and placed a worm on the hook I was so excited. I casted my line out until the pole slipped out of my hands into the lake. I got so mad, so I rushed up to the cabin and told my dad that the pole flew out of my hands. “Well,” he said with a grin on his face. “You have to go fetch it out of the lake.”
One terrifying experience I’ve survived is, a bear attack. This summer I went to Wallowa Lake and had a bad experience with bears. We had left our coolers out that night, and the bears found them. We didn’t realize there were bears until we heard our coolers moving. The bears were eating our friends raisinets.
Turning points can challenge your life at times. It can make your life better or worse. This idea comes up in Hatchet, a fiction by Gary Paulsen, Guts, a non-fiction by Gary Paulsen, and Island of the Blue dolphins, a fiction by scott o’dell. These stories all have turning points that affect them in the same way, doing so, they change their lives and things around them.
The Hatchet is a intense survival story. The main character Brian is trapped in a forest after a bad plane crash. In the story, Brian used three survival strategies to lead him to staying alive in the forest and being able to face any challenges of survival. The strategies used are Trial and Error, Positive Thinking, and Observation. In the next paragraphs I will talk about the three main survival strategies Brian used to survive the forest.
Hatchet In this book, a thirteen year old boy named Brian Robenson is going to his dad’s house, when out of nowhere, the pilot had a heart attack and died. Brian now has to figure out how to run the plane until the gas runs out, and he crashes. Now, brian is trying to survive by finding food and water. While going through many difficulties.
It is Brian’s reliance on others that makes him weak. In the book “hatchet” Brian is forced to survive in the Canadian wilderness. After the piolet suffers a fatal heart attack Brian crashes the plane and must rely on his knowledge and environment to survive. There are many reasons Brian’s reliance on other people makes him weak. Many of the reasons he survives it because of other things people have done like the hatchet was not brought or intended to because his mother gave it to him before the flight which he then forgot that he had it on him.
How would you feel if you were flying to your dad’s house in a plane and suddenly everything went wrong? Brian in the book is changing by having to go through being stuck in the middle of a forest. The pilot has had a heart attack and Brian is stuck alone in a plane he doesn’t know how to fly. He has to survive with just a hatchet and the clothes on his back. Surviving off the littlest things and his shelter being a lean-to.