Hatchet Themes & Motifs

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Survival

Brian is a thirteen year old boy whose parents have recently divorced. Brian knows that his mother asked for the divorce because she is seeing another man. This is a secret that neither of Brian’s parents know he is aware of. In fact, Brian’s father has no idea that his wife has been cheating on him. This leaves Brian in an awkward position and full of rage toward his mother. To survive this ordeal, Brian tries to be polite to his mother, but he looks forward to the time he will be able to spend with his father.

While on his way to see his father, Brian is left alone in a small bush plane when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian crashes into the Canadian wilderness near a lake. Brian survives the crash with minor injuries, but the wilderness if filled with...

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