Gary Paulsen Essays

  • Woodsong Gary Paulsen Character Analysis

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    imagery. Novels rich in detail can lead us anywhere the author wants us to. In Woodsong, Gary Paulsen brings us to the wild. With the use of imagery, Gary Paulsen shows us that the outdoors is unpredictable. Furthermore, with the help of description, the reader can experience what it's like being in Gary Paulsen's shoes without going through the cruel, frigid temperatures and gruesome deaths. Finally Paulsen can change the mood with his words faster than you can say WOODSONG! While nature is also

  • Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Summary

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    Introduction Paragraph: I read a book titles “Hatchet.” This book is written by Gary Paulsen. The genre of it is novel. Its setting is a forest that no people live. There are a boy, a pilot, the boy’s parents in this story. The story is about the boy’s some surviving methods to survive in a nature. The story begins the boy named Brian rides an airplane with only one pilot to meet his father in Canada. Summary: There is a boy named Brian Robeson. He rides an airplane with only one person, a pilot

  • Summary Of Hatchet By Gary Paulsen

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    Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, has 195 pages and 19 chapters. A thirteen year old boy named Brian Robeson was on a plane to see his father in Canada. The only other person on the plane was the pilot. Since he was the only other person on the plane, the pilot showed him how to use the controls. The pilot suddenly started to have a heart attack in the middle of the flight and soon died. Since the pilot taught him, Brian flew the plane. He also tried to call for help, until the plane ran out of fuel and

  • Book Report On Hatchet By Gary Paulsen

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    Gary Paulsen 's Hatchet is a modern classic tale of a stranded boy 's struggle for survival in the wilderness. The book is based on a 13-year-old who is accustomed to big-city life and comfort when he finds himself alone in a remote Canadian forest with no tools but a hatchet his mother gave him. Brian Robeson, a thirteen-year-old boy from New York City, is the only passenger on a small plane headed toward the oil fields of Canada. Brian is on his way to spend the summer with his father, and

  • Character Analysis Of Brian's Winter By Gary Paulsen

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    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

  • Surviving Not His Mom's Secret Gary Paulsen Analysis

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    secretly seeing. When brian crashed into the lake his main goal was to find food and survive. His whole personality changed he was all about surviving the most important thing was Surviving not his Mom's Secret. The author of hatchets name is Gary Paulsen. The story takes place in the 1980’s during the summer. This time was important because if it was during the winter he would of had no chance for survival. it would have been too cold for him and the lake would have frozen so if he crashed into

  • I Never Had It Made Analysis

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    afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” -Bethany Hamilton. This quote really emphasizes that courage has nothing to do with the absence of fear, yet how courage is pushing past and fighting that fear in their way. Jackie Robinson, Gary Paulsen, and Karara from Island of the Blue Dolphins all went through life-changing moments in their lives and faced it with courage by pushing past the fear standing in their way. First and foremost, Jackie Robinson was a great example of true courage

  • Turning Points In African Americans

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    Climacteric means crucial and encountered means faced. Three people encountered climacteric life changing events in the three excerpts named I never had it made, Guts, and Warriors don’t cry. Jackie Robinson, Gary Paulsen, and Melba Beal’s all faced crucial turning points in their life that affected themselves as a person, but also their country. Jackie Robinson faced racism while playing in the major leagues, these turning affected Jackie as a person and also the people around him. A turning point

  • Characters In The Novel Hatchet, Guts, And Island Of The Blue Dolphinss

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    through horrifying experiences. In Hatchet, a boy named Brian is forced to fly a plane after the pilot dies of a heart attack. In Island of the Blue Dolphins, a girl named Karana and her brother were left behind by their clan. In Guts, a man named Gary Paulsen answers emergency ambulance calls and witnesses many deaths from people. To begin with in Hatchet, Brian Robeson pilot dies of a heart attack when on his way to his father’s home in Canada. Now Brian is forced to fly the plane and crashes

  • Character Analysis Essay On Hatchet

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    In the book Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, Brian, the protagonist, is a 13 year old boy. He boards a plane headed from Hampton, New York to the Canadian North Woods to visit his father during his summer vacation. While on board, he begins thinking about “The Secret” that weighs heavily on his mind. As the pilot begins to show distress, Brian realizes that he isn’t going to be able to fly this plane. He makes a quick decision to land it in an open forest. Throughout this survival story Brian acts brave

  • Compare And Contrast Hatchet And Castaway

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    CASTAWAY The movie Castaway was released on 22nd of December 2000 first in the USA and directed by Robert Zemeckis. ‘Hatchet’ is the first book from the Hatchet series written by Gary Paulsen and was first written in 1989. Both of the text have many similarities relating to the setting, characteristics but also many differences. The themes in both Hatchet and Castaway was similar. The two themes that would be discussed in relation to Hatchet and Castaway are; perseverance and family. At the start

  • Essay On Hatchet

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    The book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is a coming of age story about a boy named Brian Robeson who is stranded in the wildness and has to learn how to survive on his own. The book is fairly interesting, interlacing survival with dealing with a divorce in an young adult novel. Many of the parts in this story are useful for students to learn. Many of the themes are also relatable to the lives of students. Brian is very similar to other young adult heros but different enough that he could be compared to

  • Brians Winter Summary

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    The book I choice to read was, “Brian’s Winter”, by Gary Paulsen. This book is about Brian after the private plane he was flying in crashes in to the rugged forests of Canada. Brian went through many struggles while trying the best he could to survive in the harsh environment. Some of the biggest events in this story include when he is attacked by a bear, during the major storms and some of his questionable encounters with the wolves. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes

  • Imagery And Character Analysis: Into Thin Air

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    Brian is on his way to meet his father on his way the pilot has a massive heart attack and dies. This forces Brian to have to fly the plane all on his own. The plane is starting to run out of fuel and he doesn 't know what to do. This causes Brian to think quickly about what he needs to do. Brian decided that he would wait for the fuel to run out and land in the water and escape the plane while still on the ground. While the plane was crashing the author was being very descriptive about how the character

  • Brian's Trial And Error

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    Do you want to hear a story about a 13 year old boy who survives in the woods with only a hatchet after crashing in a plane? Brian survived in the woods with only his determination and a small tool. Brian used trial and error, positive thinking and using his five senses to stay alive and be rescued. Brian survives in the woods by using trial and error. Brian suffered having to watch his pilot die of a heart attack. He also had to steer the plane and try to find a spot to land. Brian landed in the

  • Gary Paulsen Character Traits

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    Gary Paulsen: A Look at the Childhood, Achievements, and Literary Analysis of a Wildlife Enthusiast Gary Paulsen 74, was born on May 17th, 1939 in Minneapolis Minnesota, to parents that Paulsen could not tolerate in which made him runaway at the age of fourteen ( As a child to drunken parents who fought daily Paulsen learned how to take care of himself at a very young age, at the age of seven Paulsen had learned how to iron and fed himself. Gary is a firm believer in the

  • Conflict In The Hatchet

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    The book Hatchet was full of adventure around every corner. There is not a moment in the entire book where you’re not held in suspense or on the edge of your seat wonder what might happen to Brian, the main character. It is a book about both a self conflict, and a battle against nature for the survival of the fittest. This story starts off holding you in suspense, Brian is a city boy that is going through a hard time because he knows “The Secret” that his dad doesn’t know, so it’s causing a divorce

  • True Happiness In Little Women

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    True Happiness in Little Women In the beginning of Little Women, Meg, Amy, and Jo all had dreams of how their lives would play out. At the conclusion of the book none of those dreams had come true, yet each girl was happier with her life then she would have been with her imagined castle. Meg fancied a life of riches and luxury. Jo's ideal “castle in the air” was to be a famous author and own a stable of fine horses. Amy wished to be a famous artist and live in Rome. These dreams may have been

  • First Feelings Book Summary

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    First Feelings: 1. What interests you so far…. or deters you from reading? This book interests me over all. Any book you read about the world loosing structure and all morals of a civilization being lost is intriguing. To think of something like this happening to our world would be crazy. The strength and education it takes to survive is substantial and I wonder if this did take place, would I be one to survive? Hig the main character survived the flu that had hit the United States. The flu outbreak

  • The Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Summary

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    The author, Gary Paulsen, writes about a thirteen year old boy, named Brian Robeson, who lived in a city all his life...until now. Now, he basically tries to survive in the wilderness. This obviously wasn’t his choice though. His parents are separated, and it was time for him to catch a flight to canada, where his father lived. Before the flight, the mother gave him a hatchet as a present, and hooked it on his belt. On the way up there, the pilot kept a dull and quiet personality. When the tension