Gary Paulsen

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  • Brian's Hunt Book Report

    Brian's Hunt The reason I choose this Brian’s Hunt book is because of the illustration and the cover is relatively interesting to me. The book is authored by Gary Paulsen and published in 2003. As the main character, Brian Robeson had a plane accident when he was 14 years old. After two years, he doesn’t want to live in a busy city, but he wants to live in the wilderness of Canada, where it had so many trees and wild animals with an adventurous life. At the age of 16, Brian wanted to live alone…

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  • Brian's Winter Character Analysis

    There was a plane crash and a teenage boy survived it, but now he has to figure out can he survive his first winter in the wildernest. In the book Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen, a boy that used to be in the city has to survive the winter in a forest in Canada. Brian has to learn different ways to hunt to keep him alive even though he does not like killing animals. Brian has to use everything around him to stay alive in a very cold winter. It is a good thing Brian is intelligent. Brian…

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  • The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Rider Coming Of Age

    Independence happens through coming of age, as shown in the short story “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, the blog “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rider” by Bruce Weber, and the novel Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen through religion, loneliness, and survival. First, Langston Hughes comes of age in the short story “Salvation” when he is pressured into seeing Jesus. He lies to everyone how he saw Jesus, but he really didn’t see Jesus. The reason Langston lies is, because he doesn’t want to be a…

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  • Abolishment Of Slavery In The Civil War

    wo thirds of all soldiers that died in the Civil War, died from diseases. The deaths from disease consisted of approximately 416,600 people. The Civil War was fought between the North and South of the United States. It was the bloodiest of all wars the United States has ever fought in. The Civil War was a defining moment in history for many reasons. The United States matured and grew as a whole, and slavery was abolished which made the United States a free country. 620,000 people died…

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  • Hatchet Quote Analysis

    If one day, everybody disappeared from your life, and it was just you to survive, do you think you could? Well if not, how long do you think you could survive on your own? In the nail-biting novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Brian finds himself on the ground in the Canadian Wilderness. After the plane crash, there was nobody around to help him. It was a miracle that he was saved after fifty-four gut-wrenching days. He struggled many times, but used the materials he had to somehow craft weapons and…

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  • Hatchet Character Analysis

    “The only person you can count on is yourself.” In the book Hatchet by: Gary Paulsen, Brian is faced with the challenge of finding good food. Brian, after thinking, realizes that the lake has fish in it that he could catch and eat. He spends hours and hours making a “fish spear”. He was dependent upon himself to provide the fish for him to eat, and when he tested it, it didn’t work. Brian was very disappointed at this. He kept on throwing it at the fish in the water, but the spear seemed…

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  • Analysis Of The War Prayer By Wilfred Owen

    American Author Gary Paulsen once said “the essence of war is insanity. Destruction, death, women widowed, children orphaned, lands plundered, property destroyed, lives decimated一 it’s all bad.” Paulsen describes war, detailing the intimate and horrific details that occur throughout war. The words he employs display the harshness of war, conveying feelings of sadness and a state of uneasy. The ideas surrounding war are further examined in three different pieces of work; “The War Prayer” by Mark…

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  • Book Report Hatchet

    Maybe almost everyone of you had thought about it once, at least. It was fun for me to think about that subject. It was interesting to think about what am I going to dop without no one's help. Completely alone. The book Hatchet that is written by Gary Paulsen is about that imagination. Actually, it is not imagination for Brian, the main character, but he is in the book that we had finished before, and it was fiction novel. Body: This story broke out for 54 days. Brian, the main character…

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  • Hatchet And Lord Of The Flies Comparative Essay

    divorce and ‘the Secret.’ It is when the pilot dies and the plane crashes that Brian’s initiation begins. The initiation portion is majority of the story then finally, Brian is rescued, denoting his return. Instead of just ending with Brian’s rescue, Gary Paulsen also gives an epilogue, explaining what happened to Brian after the rescue. Being stuck in the wilderness after being in a plane crash helps naturally set of this structure. By being in the plane crash, Brian is forcibly separated from…

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  • The Importance Of Literacy In English Language Arts

    correct math equations and steps. With the enchantments of literacy in math, came improvement of literacy in English Language Arts. The teacher candidate observed a “Literacy Block” every week in her classroom. The class is reading “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen. The majority of the time, the teacher will read aloud to the students as they follow along in their own books at their desks. Jim Trelease says, “Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading,…

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