“I remember the fear in his eyes. I know that fear. It’s my fear” (Bloor, 76). Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine, is about how Paul’s life has become a personal horror show, thanks to his older brother, Erik. The twisted antagonist upsets Paul by causing him to live in constant fear, making his friends start to exclude him, and hurt his confidence so he won’t stand up for himself.
At first, he is afraid of Erik and avoids him at all costs. Erik uses this to his greatest advantage, torturing Paul with fear. Paul knows that Erik is bad, but chooses not to mention the fact for that reason. When Paul and Mrs. Fisher are touring Lake Windsor MS, he disagrees with the fact that his mother registered him as ‘’legally blind’’.
“People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you!” In the book, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Erik made many choices including being the cause of Paul’s blindness, Mrs. Fisher told his new school about Paul’s IEP, and Paul asked about his blindness to his parents.
On how he acts, who his friends are, and his confidence. Erik personality and behavior takes down Paul’s confidence and that shown in the book Tangerine very well. So well, that we have to talk about Paul’s confidence. Paul’s confidence was terrible in the beginning of the book. He was a wimpy, troubled, and Anxious little boy. He wouldn’t tell his parents that Erik was a bully. After a while in the book Paul’s confidence had grown to enrage, determined, and a little bit Fearless. He had new friends at school and his confidence grows when he stands up for Theresa when Joey gives attitude about Theresa walking him around.At the end of the book Paul’s confidence changes dramatically. Paul went from a wimpy, Troubled and Anxious little boy to a Brilliant, Cool, and Fearless boy. Paul changed seriously that he finally told the police what happened to Luis and that Arthur and Erik were the cause of it. Paul’s went from scared and afraid of Erik to standing up to Erik,his “Goons”, and His terrible and Violent
The first big choice that Erik made that affected Paul was when he hit Tino in the face.(205) “Immediately, faster than I thought he could, faster than Tino thought he could, Erik lashed out, smashing the back of his hand across Tino’s face, smashing him so hard that Tino spun halfway around in the air and landed on the grass. Erik did this because Tino made fun of him and he got angry. This affected Paul because he didn't do anything, it made him feel small. Paul says, “ I just stared back at her, paralyzed with fear, while the scene rolled on.”(204) This shows that Paul knew Erik was going to do something bad, he did nothing. This makes him feel small and weak.
On the page 269 Antoine Thomas tells this character Paul the truth shall set you free.Antoine says that because he knows that Paul knows who killed Luis.Because Paul is afraid of his brother Erik and his goon Arthur he won’t snitch on them because he is afraid that they might do something bad to him like they did to Luis.So Paul was living in a prison his whole life because he couldn’t find the courage to stand up for himself. Antoine means by the truth shall set you free is that once you tell the truth that Erik killed Luis Erik will never mess ever again.
Appearances can be deceiving as wells as looks. Eric the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher has made many bad choices in the book tangerine hurting his family and the people around him. Erik has made choices that have extraordinarily impacted people lives being a criminal. Erik, just coming out of his junior breakout season in Houston, now has to move to tangerine where he will play his last high school football season with the Lake Windsor Seagulls. Already having fame and glory on his back, he knows that Tangerine is the perfect place where he can rule over people, not even knowing the monster that he truly is. With his phony personality, he portrays an honor roll, all American attitude with only his brother Paul seeing the evil monster on the
Have you ever wondered how an older brother feels about the younger one? For example, in Tangerine, a novel by Edward Bloor, the main character Paul, had feared his older brother, Erik, for his entire life. In the book, Erik is described as a selfish character that didn’t care for Paul in the very least. Just the opposite, Erik often likes to make choices that would make Paul feel bad. Erik’s choices have caused Paul to be blind, made him think himself as a coward, and weakened the friendships between Paul and Joey.
Tangerine is a story by Edward Bloor about a 7th grader named Paul. Paul moved to Florida, with his family that consisted of his mom, Mrs, Fisher, his dad, Mr. Fisher, and Paul’s brother Erik, where he experienced a whole new style of life. Paul went through many changes and choices that caused him to develop into who is he was at the end. In the novel, the concept of choice is woven throughout the text. Characters show that whatever choice they make impacts other characters considerably. In books and life, choices, no matter how small or big, impact people’s life in many ways. In the Tangerine, Erik’s choices most greatly impacted Paul’s eyesight, friendships, and strength.
In the beginning of the novel the readers can sense character traits that are different between Erik Fisher and Paul Fisher. Erik is very rude, disrespectful, dissolute, sneaky, and egocentric, versus his brother being very kind and caring to others. Erik’s actions of evil traits are ongoing, but definitely more pronounced by his actions after Mike Costello’s death.
Erik messes with Paul’s friends a lot. However, picking on Tino had a big effect on Paul. First, Erik saw Tino’s friend and he said “Look at this. I think it’s great that these farm-labor kids get to spend a day away from the fields.”(pg.204). Erik was furious. Paul knew Erik was going to do something bad yet he let Erik slap Tino (pg.205). This choice looks like it has no effect on Paul, but it does. Erik hitting Tino caused Tino to get angry. Tino wanted to get Erik back. So, Luis, his brother, tried to get revenge for him.
“The ways in which the characters in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A raisin in the sun, are affected by racial imbalances and respond to the injustices engendered by such inequities are solely influenced by their gender.” I agree with this statement to an extent. Although it is correct that gender plays a big role in this play, there are other factors to consider.
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The definition of a lie is; "an intentionally false statement." Paul is lied to numerous times in Tangerine about very serious and important topics. Paul is a twelve year old boy who is legally blind, due to his brother,Erik, who sprayed him in the eyes with white spray-paint. Paul was blinded by Erik, and he doesn't remember it because he was really young, his mom and dad lied to him about what happened to him so that he wouldn't hate his brother. In the novel Tangerine, the author, Edward Bloor utilizes symbols like sand, muck fire, and lightning to exemplify the truth behind the lies.