At the beginning of the story Brian was trying to cope with the stress and sadness of his parent’s divorce. Now at the end of the book, after having surivived various animal attacks, tornadoes, exposure to the elements, hunger and many other hardships, how has he changed? Is he smarter, braver? Does he see himself and the world differently? If so how? Does he see his parent’s divorce in a new light? What has Brian learned about himself and  the hardships of life?

5 responses

  1. Eric

    The way Brian sees the world now is that food never lost it’s wonder. Brian became more thoughtful and more mentally tough.
    Brian learned to be positive and think positive and to think before speaking

    February 14, 2007 at 11:58 am

  2. james

    Brian is finally leaving the canadian woods because another pilot came and saw him when Brian made a fire signal. The pilot walks back some and looks at brian for a minute. Brian now knows that
    more about the divorce and he dose not tell his father about it even when he still goes to his father’s house. His mother is still with the blond hair guy. Brian finds out that he was eating the pilot the whole time when he ate the fish.

    February 14, 2007 at 12:04 pm

  3. Eric .L.

    The way Brian sees the world now is that food never lost it’s wonder.Yes Brian see the world more differantly because he learned how to be positive and think positive and Brian thought before speaking and he became more thoughtful.Brian became mentally tough.

    February 14, 2007 at 12:10 pm

  4. justin S

    We finally finished hatchet the whole class finished it.In hatchet brian gets rescued by a guy when brian pressed the emergency transmitter.Brian had gained immensely his ability to observe what was going on whether it was when he was going on.In hatchet Brian came close to telling his father about the secret about hid mother and the guy in the station wagon.Brian became mentally tough in his ability to survive in the wilderness and to stay strong about his mother’s divorce.And in the book brian found the survival pack and there was dry foods in the survival pack and there was spoons,knives,and forks.And then he cooked the meal that was in the survival pack after he was done with cooking the food the pilot came and then saved him.The pilot heard the emergency transmitter and found Brian.Now Brian was having flash backs about what he was eating and when he got attacked by the moose and got hit by the tornado and still stayed alive.He still did not tell his father about the secret with Brian’s mother and the guy in the station wagon.Also Brian thought about the food all food,even the ones he did not like never lost its wonder for him.And Brian had become more thoughtful as well.Many of the changes may be permanent to Brian.My thoughts about Brian had become so good how cool that kid is surviving in the wilderness.

    February 14, 2007 at 12:17 pm


    Brian had change because when he was in the wilderness for 54 day it make him noticed that food was everything. When he was in the he had to do things self make
    a fire’catch fish for he can eat, he had to make a sheater, and many more thing. All those things make him mentally tough but what make him tough is the moose and the
    tornadoe and all thing he had to do by hiself. He become more thoughtful, thinking before speaking, food never lost it’s wonder and ability to observe. If he had be in the wilderness he would had be the some old perison it had make he became a better perison.

    February 14, 2007 at 12:18 pm

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