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Imagine the feeling of being completely alone where no one can hear yourcries for help where no one can see you or begin to understand yourpain and where your once perfect and happy life is suddenly crumblingapart Welcome to Brains world a thirteen year old boy whos parentsare going through a bad divorce that ultimately causes him to resent hismother for being deceitful to his own father The story Hatchet byGary Paulsen is about a young teenage boy that is constantly feeling thepressure and hurt from his parents divorce Brians mother sends Brianto his fathers house for the summer by plane The plane crashes on theway to the airport in a secluded dense forest Brian is forced tosurvive in the wilderness using only a hatchet that his mother gave himas a gift before he left to visit his father Alone lost and afraidBrian goes into survival mode desperate to stay alive in the forest Ifeel that I can relate to Brian because I too have felt scared and aloneduring certain points in my life where even though I was not physicallylost mentally I was If his mother hadnt begun to see him and forced the divorce Brianwouldnt be here now We all feel that we need some sort ofexplanation for the way things are or why they happen In this quoteBrian shows that he is mad at his mother for cheating on his father andcausing the divorce He resents her and his built up anger towards heris starting to come out in this mess of a situation I know that when Iam angry or upset with the way things are going or happening in my lifeI try to find some sort of reason why they are happening the way thereare For example my mother once said something rude to my father infront of me that I did not agree with I started to get upset with herand felt the need to cool down so I
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