A Cry In The Wild Summary

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The book Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen, is about a boy named Brian Robeson a thirteen year old boy. Brian lives a good life, that was until his parents divorced. His dad and mom divorced because his mom is seeing another man. He lives with his mom and goes to visit his dad out by the Canadian oil fields during the summer. Brian is a city boy and doesn't have many smarts about the wilderness.When Brian gets a hatchet from his mom before he goes to visit his dad he doesn't really like it. On the plane ride the pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian has to try to land the plane because it is losing fuel. He lands the plane in a L-shaped lake. Brian now has to survive in the Canadian woods on an island all by himself with nothing but his …show more content…
In the book, his first anaml encounter is with a ferocious porcupine. Brian was sleeping and a porcupine came into his shelter and was eating his berries he found earlier that day. Brian woke up frantically; it was pitch black, and he skid to a corner of his shelter. Brian threw his hatchet at the porcupine and missed. Sparks flew off the wall where the hatchet hit.The porcupine hit his leg with his long quills.The pain was attacking his leg. It was a sharp pain and wouldn’t stop until he pulled out the quills. However, in the movie, Brian’s first animal encounter was with a mischievous raccoon who snuck into his shelter and ate the berries he stored. Brian didn't even know the raccoon was there until he realized that his berries were missing.The second animal encounter that Brian faced in the movie was with a white wolf, and it was licking Brian’s hand. Brian was sleeping by the shore when he had a vivid flashback.The flashback was about his dog licking his hand, but in reality it was the wolf. When Brian woke up the wolf was walking away. In the book, this event never happened.The third animal encounter in the book Brian gets trampled by a huge female moose. Brian was just walking by the edge of the lake when all of a sudden a wild, female moose comes out of the woods and tackles Brian into the lake. …show more content…
they also have some things in common, such as when Brian has the porcupine come into his shelter he throws his hatchet at it but he misses and it hits the wall and sparks fly off it.The next day, Brian tries to get a fire going, so he hits the flint so all the sparks fly off it on to the brush he went and collected earlier.The brush doesnt work so Brian thinks to use paper.He pulls out the twenty dollars that he has in his coat pocket and shreds it up.That also doesnt work so he decides to go get some wood from the forest.When that idea dosent work Brian remembers that he has to use oxagen.So he hits the flint sparks fly on the brush and wood pile and then blowes.Brians fire lit,now he has fire.At the end of the movie and the novel Brian goes to get the survival pack from the plane,becuase he can see the tail of the plane sticking out of the water.Just after he gets the pack as he is going through it he comes acroose and emergency transmiter.But he doesnt know what it is so he flickes some switches on it and turn it on but he dosnt know that.What the transmiter does it sends out a messge to come get you if the plane has gone down and you need another plane to come pick you up.When the plane comes Brian is cooking some food packets he found in the survival pack.The plane passed directly over him, very low,tipped a wing sarply over the tail of the crashed plane in the water.Cut the

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