It only takes only one person to change the way you think about yourself. The novel “Tangerine” by Edward Bloor is about a boy(Paul) who can't stand up to his fears. This changes throughout the book. Every choice has a consequence, and all of the characters made Big and small choices. Paul's brother Erik’s choices affected Paul in a positive way, but the consequences of his choices were not.
Has anyone ever told you “The truth will set you free” have you told the truth after that? Well in most all cases that is the truth, in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor the main character Paul is able to see the truth but he does not say anything about it. Untill a very tragic event happened his own brother killed a person and Paul knew that but did not say anything about it. The person that died was Luis a person that Paul knew very well. Erik Paul’s brother was a famous football star.
When Paul Fisher and his family move to Tangerine County, Florida from Houston, Texas. His life falls apart. He discovers the lies he’s been living, about his family and why his is vision impaired. The book Tangerine by Edward Bloor brings you into the life of Paul Fisher, a 12 year old boy who is adapting to new life in Tangerine County, Florida. In Tangerine, Edward Bloor crafts each character to be either static or dynamic. Each character is able to contribute to the story in many different ways, emotionally and physically. Even the quietest characters in the book, such as Theresa Cruz build up the story. Dynamic characters like Paul’s Mom add and make the story more enjoyable.
Tangerine: it’s not only a citrus fruit, but a county in Florida, a middle school, and the title of an amazing book: Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. The protagonist Paul Fisher “Eclipse Boy” or “Mars” has to fight through being kicked off the soccer team for being visually impaired, being bullied in school and not only in school, but by the antagonist, his dissolute brother Erik Fisher. He also has to constantly hear about how opinionated his dad is about his brother Erik and the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.
Does Paul Fisher change throughout the book? Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a book about the protagonist Paul, and how he goes through change. In the novel, Paul is shy and soft-spoken, but as his confidence builds he learns to speak boldly for what he stands for.
Wise people will say, “you're free to do whatever you want, but you should always take responsibility of the consequences of your choices in life.” In the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, the reader understands that every choice has a consequence, not just on you, but others too. Paul Fisher, the main character, lives with his evil brother Erik, who has been torturing Paul for as long as he has lived. Erik makes some bad choices that roughly impact Paul’s life. Through Erik's choices and consequences, Paul is given less attention, he loses friends, grows stronger, and becomes able to stand up for himself and stop spectating.
In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Erik Fisher is introduced as the football star and golden boy. Though later in the story, his callous and manipulative personality is uncovered. For example, Erik's bad behavior began around elementary school when he pinned down his brother Paul while his friend Vincent Castor spray painted his eyes. In addition, it seems that Erik's bad behavior started when he was a child and grew for the worse as he became older. Erik also has been using other people to do his dirty work since he was young. Two other incidents that support that Erik is psychotic are when he and Arthur Bauer robbed their neighborhood homes, and when Erik hits Tino Cruz. This examples that Erik is always searching for trouble and causing
In the book Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, a seventh grader Paul Fisher moves to Tangerine, Florida; leaving all of his friends and memories back in Texas. He faces multiple difficulties here and struggles to take a stand. He moves from school to school and has trouble making true friends. Most of all, he has to deal with his cruel brother Erik and Erik’s friend Arthur Bauer both constantly looking to harm Paul and many others in any way possible, but Paul is able to take a stand.
“Decisions we make are the hardest thing when to make, especially when it is a choice between where you should be and where you want to be-Unknown” Erik is always choosing to be where he wants to be rather than choosing where he should be. Erik Fisher’s choices impact Paul by spray painting Paul 's eyes, hitting Tino, and killing Luis.
“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.
This is a realistic fiction novel written by Edward Bloor named Tangerine. This novel is about the main character Paul Fisher uncovering the truth, revealing the dark secrets his family kept from him, and growing in his understanding of his friends, family, and himself. The motif of sight is paul and although he his partially blind, he can see the dark secrets his family kept from him and also can't see thing in all of his friends, family,and himself. Through the motif of sight, Paul and has a strong growing understanding of his friends, family, and himself.
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.
In the excerpt from the opening of The Beet Queen , Louise Endrich, portays Karl and Mary as an addition and subtraction to the town of Argus. Louise Endrich shows the role the environment plays which has an impact on how the two children are viewed through literary devices such as, imagery, her point of view, and selection of detail. Every day people are affected by the environment in which they are in. Everyone is affected differently by their surroundings just how Karl and Mary were affected differently by arriving at Argus. How people react to the situations they are put in exhibits their qualities and ability to handle tough situations.
The name of the book is “Isaac’s Storm” and the authors name is Erik Larson. Erik was born in Brooklyn, New York. Larson was received on January 3, 1954. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1976, with a degree in Russian History. He then went back to New York to attended graduate school at Columbia University to study journalism. Erik Larson is now a journalist and a non-fiction author with multiple best sellers. He began writing small stories for newspapers, and worked his way up all the way to the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. Which is already a huge accomplishment for a lot of writers. Erik Larson is married and has three daughters, the live in Seattle, Washington. He started his career,
Imagine moving away from home, changing schools, and having a family that won’t even give attention when needed. Paul goes through all of this, and he is left to make decisions that will change his life forever. Three choices Paul goes through are, changing schools, tattling on Tangerine Middle School soccer players, and informing the police about Arthur and Erik’s wrong doings. In the novel, Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul moves from Houston Texas to Tangerine Florida, and the first five months are filled with decisions and chaos. The choices made by Paul, and the consequences of those choices, affect the development of his character.