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Why was the hatchet so important to Brian?
The Hatchet He depends upon it to make all his hunting tools and to start a fire. Most importantly, he uses it to gain access to the survival pack, which makes his rescue possible. The hatchet symbolizes the only constant element in Brian’s entire adventure.
What did Brian use his hatchet for in the book hatchet?
Brian realizes that he needs to blow on the fire. He uses the hatchet to create sparks and they land on the birch bark. He blows the bark, but his breath is too hard and blows it out. He tries again and the sparks grew into a small fire.
What important lesson did Brian learn after dropping the hatchet?
What important lesson did Brian quickly remember after dropping the hatchet? That self-pity and feel sorry for yourself does not change the situation. The hatchet was his life and he needed it.
How does Brian change in hatchet?
Answer and Explanation: Brian undergoes profound mental shifts in Hatchet. He is forced to become entirely self-reliant due to the circumstances of his isolation, drawing on knowledge and skills from his past. Over time, he comes to see the world around him differently and becomes much more observant.
How did Brian successfully make fire?
In Chapter 9, Brian takes patches of birchbark peelings and shaves them to make birchbark fluff. He then takes the fluff and forms it into a nest with a depression in the middle. Brian uses his hatchet to create sparks which land in the nest, and he blows on the embers to create fire.
What has Brian accomplished so far to help him with his survival?
Brian often uses the hatchet to help him get the other items that he needs to survive. These items include shelter, food, water and fire. Along with these physical items, Brian also realizes that some other types of items are needed for survival.
What conclusion does Brian make about good luck and bad luck?
Brian realizes that if the plane had crashed in the nearby rocky areas he would have died, then he realizes he is actually not lucky. Luck for Brian would have meant that his parents would not have divorced, which put him on the plane in the first place.
Why does Brian need the fire and Hatchet?
The fire gives him protection, company and warmth. He can also cook food in it. The fire is one of Brian most important tools. His hatchet also helps him feed the fire because he cuts the wood with his hatchet. I chose chopping the wood for number 2 because if he didn’t feed it, it wouldn’t last.
What are some ways he used his hatchet?
Some ways he used his hatchet: 1. Hitting the rock to create sparks 2. Chopping wood and bark for fire 3. Cutting the bark and sticks for the wall in his shelter 4. Cutting the cherries 5.
What is Brian’s only tool for survival?
The hatchet was Brian’s only tool for survival. He uses his hatchet to build shelter, cut through sections of the plane, cutting wood for a fire…. You left out… Sparks for his fire!
What is the purpose of the hatchet in the cave?
The hatchet helps to generate fire when Brian throws it against the wall. It also allows him to sharpen weapons such as spears for fish and helps Brian enter the plane and retrieve the survival pack. Brian is able to use the hatchet to help create an entry to his cave dwelling and a bow and arrow to kill the fool bird as a food source.