The Most Important Turning Point in Hatchet By Gary Paulsen
Video by Dean Lancaster
Nothing can stop me!
I have realized pity doesn't work, and I am a new and stronger man!
Motivated is a vocab word
Brian before the change is weak and naive,
but afterwards he is more aware of nature
In the "official most important turning
point" Brian is determined to rebuild
after the tornado, similar to the resolve
he has to change after he goes through
a state of depression, and he realizes
that he needs to try, that self pity won't
work, the he needs to change.
Pulverized is a vocab word
Asset is a vocab
Vital is a vocab word
Simply put, if Brian didn't change
and become stronger and more
aware of nature, he likely wouldn't
be alive for the turning point after
the tornado, negating that the
tornado is the most important
Virtually is a vocab word
Simply put, if Brian didn't change, he
would likely have died before some of
major moments we see in the story
after the change, such as his hunting
and nature experiences, the moose, the
tornado, him obtaining the survival
pack and building a raft.
In conclusion, the story couldn't properly