Gary Paulsen

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Terry Character Analysis

Terry is one of Brian’s friends from school. Terry is not described in detail, but he is present in Brian’s memory of discovering his mother’s affair (“The Secret”), and Brian thinks of him several times while lost in the wilderness. At one point, remembering playing make-believe with Terry inspires Brian to build his shelter, and Terry also appears in the dream that encourages Brian to attempt making fire.
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Terry Character Timeline in Hatchet

The timeline below shows where the character Terry appears in Hatchet. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
Adversity and Growth Theme Icon
...is lost in the memory of the Secret: he is riding bikes with his friend Terry back home, when he sees his mother sitting in a station wagon. Brian does not... (full context)
Chapter 6
Adversity and Growth Theme Icon
The Power of Language Theme Icon
Brian thinks back on a time when he and his friend Terry pretended to be lost in the woods, making fire and hunting with a gun. Brian... (full context)
Chapter 8
Independence vs. Connection Theme Icon
The Power of Language Theme Icon
After falling asleep again, Brian dreams of his father and then of his friend Terry. In the dream, Brian watches his father trying to talk to him, but he is... (full context)