You Are Your Most Valuable Asset Gary Paulsen’s survival novel, Hatchet, tells the story of Brian Robeson, a thirteen-year-old boy whose plane crashes after the pilot has a heart attack, leaving him stranded in the Canadian wilderness. He spends fifty-four days near an L-shaped lake, surviving nature 's unforgiving atmosphere with only his hatchet as a tool and his thoughts as a friend. Furthermore, Brian learns that he is his most important resource, and this is later proven to be the main theme of the story. The theme you are your best resource is shown throughout the novel when Brian when he makes fire, and when he retrieves the survival pack from the plane. Initially, Brian shows how he has to rely on himself when he lands the plane,
Brian’s adventure begins when the pilot dies and Brian is forced to fly the plane before he ultimately crashes the plane into the wilderness, separating him from his family and the rest of civilization. Brian is very similar to many of the other heroes in young adult literature. One of the ways he is similiar is through his quest for identity. The divorce between Brian’s parents made his life unstable and muddied his sense of self. When the plane crashes in the woods, Brian then has to learn to grown up and survive.
He stayed in the boat until morning when he awoke from the floors of the boat to find himself at Lake Winnipeg. He was eventually found by a native american named little buffalo who was about 16 years old and the two made their way back to the native american settlement. After Bens siblings went home and told told their father the news they all went on a hunting spree for Ben. They finally discovered that their boat was missing and William and John decided to begin their long journey along the Red river. As Ben was visiting he learned the Metis language and culture and while they were walking on a trail a wolverine popped out of nowhere and threatened to attack them.
For example, when the gambler sends Tommy off with the snow shoes, he agrees to go part of the way with him and then return to the group. However, time passes and John Oakhurst does not return. Both Piney and the Dutchess end up dying in the camp while waiting for the return of John. The narrator then reveals that John Oakhurst has in fact taken his own life. “And pulseless and cold, with a Derringer by his side and a bullet in his heart, though still calm as in life, beneath the snow lay he who was at once the strongest and yet the weakest of the outcasts of Poker Flat” (paragraph 36).
Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter….” stated Jon Krakauer. The author of “Into the Wild” based on a man that had family problems, many of these things led to him to drive himself away from his family. I'm my perspective, it became a mental illness like stubbornness,sense of idealism, and crazy. Into the wild I believe is a state of mind where your mind can go and all the things will disappear like the excerpt “Nature” written by Ralph W. Emerson. Christopher McCandless was running from the expectation that his parents had for him and all the problems that his family had.
He uses his hatchet and other items to survive in the wilderness. Brian’s mother drives him to the airport to see his father in the Canadian oil fields. His mom gives him a hatchet as a parting gift; he puts it on his belt and gets on a bush plane. While flying the pilot shows Brian how to use the controls. Suddenly the pilot becomes ill. Brian realizes that he is having a heart attack; he is frightened and doesn’t know what to do.
The 1996 novel, Brian’s Winter is a fictional nature survival story that focuses on Brian, the protagonist. Brian’s Winter is the alternate ending to Hatchet, the first book in which Brian is in a plane crash, and is rescued after having spent just over forty-five days alone in the Canadian wilderness. In Brian's Winter, the author Gary Paulsen experiments with what would have happened if Brian had been left in the Canadian wilderness during winter. The separation starts with Brian noticing cold weather on a day of fall hunting. Brian prepares himself for winter performing all of the necessary survival tasks.
During the novel, The Book Thief it explains in detail how the characters say how they felt responsible for the death about what happened to others and many others said that they felt devastated. When this incident with the pilot and the plane Rudy takes the bears and lays them on the pilot, The pilot then thanks him and then the pilot dies. When Liesel takes a trip to ilsa Hermann 's library she took a book. She gets a letter back from IIsa saying that I know you find me pathetic because I could not employ your foster mother anymore but you only take one book away from me anyways.The last thing is Hans accordion, When Hans dies Liesl places the accordion next to him and then she says bye Papa I will forever miss you. When the Pilot and the
He gets caught, and is sent to a boy's home. Moon escapes with his new friends, Hal and Kit, and go immediately to the forest. There, things fall apart: Hal leaves to go to his father, Kit gets sick and has to go to the hospital, and Constable Sanders, a person absolutely dedicated to capturing Moon, is after him. A lawyer named Mr. Wellington offers to help him, and they together clear false accusations made by Sanders. But, Kit had been dangerously ill during his stay in the hospital, and he dies.
130). At this time, Doug is retreating back to his tent as he has frozen his larynx after inhaling snow-filled air, and Krakauer feels bad for him since they have bonded. Near the end of the book, after the disaster, Krakauer suffers through survivor’s guilt, even though he isn’t at fault. He blames himself for not being able to help his friends more, especially with Andy Harris’ death, made evident by the quote: “My actions-or failure to act-played a direct role in the death of Andy Harris” (Pg. 283).