Analyze how Brian’s “figuring out food” contributes to the structure of the story.
Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (pp. 113–120, 161–170) pp. 113 – 120
How does Brian’s “figuring out food” contribute to the sequence of events?
How do the stories about the bear and the wolf contribute to the overall structure of the story?
What is the purpose of the phrase “gone down and down” on p. 116? What does it reveal about Brian?
How does the scene on p. 116 contribute to the overall understanding of the story?
On pp. 118–119 the author uses short sentences. Identify the short sentences and explain why the author chose to include them.
On p. 119, Brian states that “He had done food.” What does this mean? Why was this important?
At the end of the chapter, Brian says that he is full of “tough hope.” What is the difference between tough hope and hope? What does it reveal about Brian?
Summarize the excerpt. In your summary, be sure to describe how the characters in the story respond to the main challenges. Also, be sure to determine a main theme of the excerpt.
describes something that makes you very angry
to feel or show great happiness
Read pages 121-138. What mistakes did Brian make? What did he learn from his mistakes? What can we learn about wilderness survival from Brian's mistakes?