Cole's Relationship In Touching Spirit Bear

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Cole is a 15-year old that trusts no one and no one trusts him. He feels like everyone needs to fear him because he thinks that everyone is out to get him. He thinks everyone in his town is against anything he does. He has gone to juvie many times and is just trying to get out of going to real jail. His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman. Will Cole change his ways. Relationships that Changed Cole. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.The book is about a 15-year-old boy that is named Cole he cares for no one and he thinks everyone hates him. He is wrong though Garvey Edwin and Peter may be able to help him. Cole had no relationships that could help him; Peter, Edwin, and…show more content…
By coming to the island and when Peter beat up Cole at the pond when Peter and Cole forgive each other and see the spirit bear. Peter was trying to commit suicide and Cole did not know what to put at the bottom of his totem, the only way he could move on as if he helped Peter. "'Because the dance of anger taught me I can't heal until I help Peter heal. He is the one I hurt'"(257). Cole is healing but the only true way to help himself change is to help Peter heal with him. He hurt Peter not just physically he hurt him mentally and emotionally Cole know that the only way to help him is to bring him to the island and show Peter ways to release his anger and help Peter get on the right track again. Later in the year, Peter feels confident enough to go to the pond with Cole alone. They have not made amends yet and Peter picks on Cole when Garvey is gone when they arrive at the pond Peter starts beating Cole up and after a little Peter falls to his knees in tears. And Cole goes over to Peter and comforts him when they see the spirit bear together. "'This morning when we forgive each other we also forgave ourselves.' He said. 'We allowed ourselves to become apart of the big circle that's why we saw the Spirit Bear'"(286). Since they forgave each other Cole and Peter were able to change. And it also shows that they may be able to become friends after because they both know they had forgiven each other since they saw the bear if one or the other had not forgiven each other they would not have seen the bear. That's how Cole made changes with Peter's
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