Granger and his men, however, who Montag gets the chance to meet at the end, have given up living with technology and are very much like a family, something Montag really never got the chance to experience due to Mildred’s addiction to her parlor walls. When Montag when Montag is running from the hound, towards Granger, he uses the river to get rid of his scent and similarly his sins. It seems like Montag is reborn: “... splashed his body, arms, legs, and head with raw liquor;drank it and snuffed some up his nose. Then he dressed in Faber’s clothes. He tossed his own clothing into the river and watched it swept away” (133).
In order to forgive himself, he had to help the people he had hurt. When Cole is on the island he decides the only way to help Peter was to bring him to the island and help Peter heal there. Once he helped Peter heal, he was able to forgive himself for all he has done. When Cole is on the island with Peter, Peter starts to beat up Cole. Instead of getting angry and mad at Peter, he forgives him and makes Peter feel better about
Have one of he or she’s friends ever dealt with conflict? Probably, Did he or she have a good point-of-view or bad point-of-view, And how did it affect your point-of-view. In Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen a summary is “After smashing peter’s head into the sidewalk he goes to an Alaska island, And after getting mauled by a bear, he goes back to Minneapolis but the circle makes him go back but he has to pay for everything, When Peter comes to the island Cole tries to make it right with him but after Peter beating up Cole Peter says that he forgives Cole”. Cole notices how bad his Point-of-view is with his parents and how it changes with his mom but not his dad, and how it changes on the island and with Peter. In the first place, Coles
“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” (Marianne Williamson). Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, focuses on a boy named Cole who doesn’t care about anything and does whatever he wants. He ends up beating up a fellow student and goes to jail for it, but has a chance to get out by going to an island to “change” for the better. In fact he does end up changing for the better and overcomes some of his big challenges. Cole’s attitude, relationships, and environment develop into positive counterbalances that help him overcome adversity.
‘I'm going to the hospital to check on Keith.’ Peter wrinkled his forehead with a puzzled look. ‘Why are you doing that?’ he asked. ‘He tried to run you over.’ ‘I'm just going to see if he's okay.’ ‘You're weird,’ Peter said. ‘I hope he hurt his brain! Can I go with you?” Some similarities are that, in the first book, Cole almost completely overcomes anger with the help of the pond, ancestor rock, carving,
She says “She is happy, except sometimes her husband gets angry… though most days he is okay. Except he won't let her talk on the telephone. And he doesn't let her look out the window. And he doesn't like her friends, no nobody visits her unless he is working”(101-102). This shows how much power men have other their wives who get married before eighth grade because society tells them that they need a man to become successful.
An example of a relationship without caring or connection to the other person. His anger and desire to fight is seen when he fights Lennie, a mentally handicapped man on the ranch. Curley’s wife does not care about Curley which is seen when she appears happy when Lennie breaks Curley’s hand in their fight. Curley’s wife says “think I don’t like to talk to somebody every once in awhile” (p.77) meaning that she feels being with Curley is like talking to no one, because they never talk about her feelings or concerns about life. Another example of their uncaring relationship is when Curley’s wife dies and when he sees her dead body is not sad about losing her but simply uses this as a reason to fight the person who did it.
People with disabilities are no less than regular people and they deserve the same love and respect. Brother obviously does not understand this because he is constantly acting like he is bettering Doodle’s life when his intent is his own personal gain. Brother feels the guilt of teaching Doodle to walk for his own personal gain when he reflects, “They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Brother finally learns what karma can do to a person when Doodle dies. The scene of Doodle’s death is depicted as “bleeding from the mouth, and his neck, and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red.” The traumatic experience of Brother seeing Doodle in such a state was when he learned the lesson of “What goes around comes around.” Questions and Answers: What do you think would have happened if Brother actually followed through with killing Doodle? I think Brother would live with the constant guilt of taking Doodle’s life.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
Touching Spirit Bear Reflection Paragraph The biggest affect of the book “Touching Spirit Bear” for me was when he actually cared for someone besides himself, or changed. One of the things that he did was cared for the baby sparrows when he saw them in the nest, and when he saw them dead, I think he changed then. Another thing that he did was when he wanted help Peter get better and not try to commit suicide. I loved that he changed and made everything better between Peter and him at the end. When he changed, it made me enjoy the book, because at first I disliked it.
I never knew till long later why he didn’t like that. But I know now” (70). Crooks now knows what he failed to realize as an innocent child: whites and blacks could not mix in his society. Crook’s dad wanted to prevent Crooks from fraternizing with white children because the general population frowned upon the mixing of races. (11) Curley’s wife complains to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy about her husband, how he “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody.
Their dad also illegally hunts out of season but the town accepts it because the children might not get any food otherwise. Burris is a person who doesn’t care about much. He barely ever washes up because he went to school on the first day and had tons of lice in his hair it was completely visible. He is very rude because when he was asked to
My opinion is that Touching Spirit Bear is a dramatic and breathtaking book where people learn to heal, forgive, and trust. Cole, the main character, is trying to live life to the fullest and find himself. He makes poor decisions... He is the bully... Will he ever learn from his mistakes? It all starts with the hardware store, but Peter tattled.
Arnold works hard to make his friends. He sticks up to himself and doesn’t bully others even though he has been many times. Another time Arnold is kind to his friend is when he is talking about Rowdy, “It makes me think of Rowdy. I missed him so much. I wanted to find him, and hug him and beg him to forgive me for leaving(217).” He and Rowdy have been friends for a long time and that is because Arnold appreciates him.
At a young age Allen garnered the nickname ‘Red’, due to his deformed, red left arm. He was also abandoned by his parents because of it. No one could connect the Exorcist Allen with the nameless circus freak he once was. Defensive, bratty, rude, and even though he was secretly lonely and miserable, these same behaviors protected him – by driving others away. The abusive, cruel, petty monsters, and he had never known anything else.