Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Hatchet

Today for reading we did some reading responses. Every afternoon our teacher reads us a bit of a novel. She organized us some questions and these are the main questions that were asked.

How did you react to Brian’s thoughts and actions? Do you think he is sensible or unreasonable? I thought Brian was brave because of what he went through trying to land a plane but actually crashed, surviving the wild with no food or shelter for 2 days that’s what I call bravery and courageous.

What lesson does Brian recall from Mr Pepich, his English teacher? How does that lesson help Brian as he sits beside the lake?Brian thinks about Mr Pepich words how he spoke “You are your most valuable asset”.

Sometimes Brian’s thoughts go back to an earlier time, when he was with his mother. What effect do these “breaks” have on the story. Once the flashback ended Brian screamed his lungs out until it went all silent.

Are Brian’s reactions to the pilot’s death and the crash realistic? Does Brian seem like a real thirteen-year-old boy?
Brian was shocked when the pilot died but he was also brave to. Once he died there was no sign of saying that he cried or did anything so I guess he'd have to be a 16 year old boy.

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