The Hatchet Analysis

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In the story “Hatchet”, Gary Paulsen characterizes Brian both determined and independent. Gary characterizes Brian as being determined. In the passage, Brian notices when the hatchet hits the stone, it showered sparks. Therefore he uses barks as fuel to keep sparks. Author described in detail that how Brian uses barks to make fuel, “He started ripping the bark, using his fingernails at first, and when that didn't work he used the sharp edge of the hatchet, cutting the bark in thin slivers, hairs so fine they were almost not there. It was painstaking work, slow work, and he stayed with it for over two hours. Twice he stopped for a handful of berries and once to go to the lake for a drink. Then back to work, the sun on his back, until at last

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