Hatchet

From Hero's Journey Text Set

Paulsen, Gary. (2007). Hatchet. New York: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. (Reprint)

 

Brian’s journey is more metaphorical than literal: he has been plunged into the Canadian wilderness when the plane he’s riding in crashes into a lake. He must quickly grow from boyhood into manhood as he takes care of himself and learns how to survive on his own. This novel would be interesting to use in order to discuss how literal the Hero’s Journey should (or can) be.

 

Literary Theories:

4 Resources (Code Breaker, Text Participant, Text User, Text Analyst)