Summary Chapter 17 Brian spends the day assessing the damages and restarting his fire. There are many pieces of wood and Brian gathers them. To learn more, visit our. Just barely making it back up to the surface before he runs out of air, he rests awhile on the side of the raft before turning back to the plane. She is an easy target, but as John raises his rifle to shoot, he knows he cannot kill the vulnerable creature. Brian has many dreams in which he recalls his time in the woods, many pleasant.
Again, no fire, but this time a piece of the bark seems to glow a little before it goes out. John doesn't feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Building up the fire with the wood, he thinks to himself that now he has a friend—a friend named fire. He starts to scream, cry, and feel total misery.
Then, seeing that the stew and the peach whip are nearly done, he asks the pilot if he'd like something to eat. He also stocks up on as much wood as he can. Newbery Award-winner Gary Paulsen's best-known book comes to audio in this breathless, heart-gripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live. Vocabulary Chapters 1-10 Cessna Small plane used for passenger and small cargo transport. More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions.
Horde A large group or crowd; a swarm; mass; gang; multitude Murky Dark, dim, or gloomy; lacking clarity or distinctness; cloudy or obscure Pulverized To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust; chop into pieces; mash Jolt A sudden jarring or jerking, as from a heavy blow or an abrupt movement. Brian has never held a firearm before. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post - if the map he has is accurate. Brian's shock at his rescue, and his initial inability to understand it, speak to the changes he has undergone since the plane crash. It takes several hours, and by the time he finishes he's too exhausted even to look into the bag to see what it holds. Since he has not seen another person for months and has interacted exclusively with the animals of the woods, he initially finds himself at a loss for words.
Trying to decide what it is, he shakes it. He pushes and swims along side the raft for about two hours until he reaches the plane. One of them was a prizefighter. Surprised to find a survivor rifle among the pack's contents, Brian dislikes it as he feels it separates him from the natural environment to which he has become accustomed. Paulsen does not recount Brian's thoughts and feelings as much as he simply describes the character traits that have become permanent as a result of his adventure. Brian has worked so hard to observe the animals' patterns and to familiarize himself with their appearance and sounds that he regards the rifle as an unappealing weapon that would negate his efforts. John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.
He is stuck in the deserted forest on his own with only a Hatchet that his mother gifted him prior to departure with him as his sole companion. Brian gets to work on the raft. Treibt ein Serientäter sein Unwesen? He knows that he has to rebuild the shelter, get a fire going, find some food and make weapons. Personification: Giving a non-living object human like characteristics. Da erfährt er, dass er sich an der Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei einfinden soll. He knows that he will have to get into the airplane and searches for a way in. Paulsen's places this question in the very last line in the novel, leaving the reader with an intriguing puzzle.
He gets attacked by a skunk, and then a moose. The survival pack also contains several freeze-dried food packets, which he determines to carefully ration after he feasts just once on a meal of his choice. However, by the time he is done, it is too late to go out to the plane. It is the set of events that bring the story to a close. None of this would have been possible without his truest companions: his animals. Brian then begins to build a raft that he can use to go to the plane and try to find the survival bag the pilot pointed out to him in the early moments of the flight. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization.
In an almost journalistic tone, this passage provides an objective account of the events following Brian's rescue. Brian begins exploring the other goods from the emergency kit. It is the information needed to understand a story. Brian finds the hatchet his mother gave him still attached to his belt, that was given to him before boarding the plane. So rich if I could get at the pack'' Brian thinks. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. He lives with his mother in Hampton who is divorced from his father.