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The setting in the book Hatchet is the Canadian wilderness near an L shaped lake The story takes place in the late 1980s and it is written in the third person limited The omniscient narrator is the person speaking throughout the story The mood varies from being peaceful and relaxing at times to being exciting and intense at other times The protagonist of Hatchet is Brian Robenson He is a 13 year old from the city Alone in the wilderness after surviving a plane crash Brian encounters challenges as he faces survival The antagonist in Hatchet is nature Wild animal attacks and a tornado and survival are the main dangers Brian faces The secondary characters in the story are Brians mother and the pilot Brians mother never makes a direct appearance but she surfaces in Brians thoughts throughout the story The other character who has a major impact in the story is the pilot While Brian is flying to his fathers home in the Canadian oil fields the pilot has a heart attack and dies With the pilots death Brian is left alone in the airplane which continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes The major conflict in the story is external boy versus nature Brian fights the wilderness to survive The minor conflict is boy versus self Brians internal conflict is that he is aware that his mother is having an affair This knowledge gnaws at Brian because he is holding it inside of himself and he does not know how to handle of it The turning point in Hatchet is when a tornado brings the crashed plane to the surface of the lake and Brian is able to recover the survival pack from the plane The survival pack turns out to be a real treasure because it contains the following food gun sleeping bag cook set knife emergency transmitter and a first aid kit
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