Essay On Hatchet

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Hatchet, a book about a boy named Brian Robeson who gets stranded in the woods while he is on his way on a plain to visit his dad. His experience demonstrates how people can survive and adapt to the wilderness. Brian lived with his mother in Hampton, New York and was headed to the Canadian north woods. Because of the divorce that had just occurred like a month ago, Brian lived with his mother and went to live with his father in the summer. Brian took a plain where just the pilot and him were the only ones on board. While on the plain, the pilot convinced Brian to fly the plain for a few minutes, he just gives him a brief flying lesson. While on the plain, Brian also keeps thinking about his parents divorce and about “the secret”…show more content…
Unlike Brian who wanted to be rescued, Muir appreciated the wild and was extremely passionate about trees and flowers and animals. He was in favor of preserving American wilderness. Nature was like his church. He was famous for publicizing Yosemite and making it a national park. Brian was not dying in the woods but he did not appreciate it and loved the woods enough to be happy with how he had to live when he was stranded. Brian was happy when they rescued him. Muir in the other hand loved the wild. He even went to Alaska on an expedition. Gifford Pinchot, a conservationist and first Chief of the Forest Service has a different idea of the wild and nature. Pinchot believes that “the forests should be managed for the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.” Pinchot was a key role in developing the early principals of environmental awareness. Unlike Muir that believed nature was something gorgeous and wanted to preserve it. My point of this book being neutral is because Brian seems to be in the middle of this. Now with his experience of being stranded in the woods he appreciates the wild more but is much more used to the comfort of the
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