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.
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.
Paul’s desire for success in assimilating into the higher-class mirrors Richard Rodriguez’s expanded “Scholarship Boy” by mimicking his mentors, Paul uses Trent Conway’s teachings by trying to “be like his teachers, to possess their knowledge, to assume their authority, their confidence, even to assume a teacher’s persona” (Rodriguez 552). Thus, Paul uses his ability to mimic and act like a scholarship boy by adopting the language of the dominate culture to blend into higher-class lifestyle. Trent Conway becomes Paul’s mentor by teaching Paul the mannerism and language of Trent’s peers at Harvard University and their families. Also, Paul repeated exactly Trent’s teaching to Rick and Elizabeth on adopting the language of
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything-Michael J. Fox. What Michael means by this is that family is that a person’s whole life is about family and that it plays a huge role in a persons’s life, your family shapes who you are, how you are, how you act etc. and it can play a positive impact in your life or a negative one. If a family is cruel to you you can feel hurt, ignored or unhappy and can even grow up to become a bad person but, if a family pays attention to you and plays a positive part in your life it can make you a better person, make you happy, feel loved and many more things like this. In the novel Tangerine, the protagonist Paul Fisher has an extremely bad relationship with all 3 of his closest family members, and his parents show extreme favoritism to Erik and they basically let him do anything he wants because their Dad bred Erik to become a “Football star” all his life. Throughout the novel, Paul gets bullied by Erik, ignored by his parents and even lied to by them about a major part of his life. These actions make Paul feel hurt, ignored and forgotten, and Erik even teases Paul’s friends.. The topic that is most evident in Tangerine is family, and the scenes that showcase this are when Paul gets kicked off of Lake Windsor Middle School’s Soccer team because his Mom told the school that Paul was disabled so he gets extremely mad and screams at her, when Paul remembers in a flashback that when he was young his Mom tells him to not tell his
In the novel, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Paul made a choice that ultimately drove the plot. It had many major effects on himself and other characters in this novel. In part 3 of this novel Paul decides speak up for himself and it had changed the books plot.
Paul is the narrator and main character of the story. He enjoys writing poetry, reading books, smoking cigarettes, and drinking beer. He is very kind and compassionate towards his friends.
Behind the Glasses. What truly lies beneath a nerd everyone assumes to be a freak. Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a story about a 12 year old boy named Paul who recently moved to Tangerine county with his family, where nothing is what it seems, especially to his visually impaired eyes. Paul develops new differences and changes to his life, living among unusual occurrences. Paul is anticipated to be a kid who imagines impractical happenings to be true due to his weak vision. The assumption is not only made by people around him that look at his thick glasses, but his parents.
1- Technological advances in machine guns and tanks allowed for greater accuracy and larger explosion range caused faster deaths. 2- The soldiers were traumatized and couldn't work well when they went back to their environment. Pg 828 #1-2 1- Paul realized the soldier was still alive after their altercation. He cared for him
For the Fisher family to get along they have to work together but this family does not work out.The Fisher family moved to Florida and their neighborhood is a little weird ,well at least to Paul .Paul is the main character for this book. He has to wear special type of glasses ,his mom Mrs.Fisher says he looked at a solar eclipse but who knows that might not be the right information.In Edwards Bloor novel Tangerine,how Pauls choices and consequences affected his development and himself by.
The novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor starts when an unheard, lonely teenage boy who is legally blind moves to Tangerine County, Florida. He wants to know why he is blind? How did this happen? This kid, Paul, eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer. When he isn’t playing soccer or hanging out with his friends he is definitely not with his brother. He is scared out of his mind that his brother will try to hurt or even kill him. Until he finally stands up to his brother at the end of the book when he tells the police everything he knew and all of his other fears like when he went to Tangerine Middle even after being scared at the carnival, Paul can’t overcome his fearful blindness.
In the year 1914, a war started that would turn innocent people against each other, and have aftermaths that include thousands of people dead due to new equipment like tanks, gas attacks, and hand-to-hand combat. In this war there was a soldier named Paul Bäumer who is a German nineteen year old who has made friends that will last a lifetime during this experience, but has also felt immense pain. His daily routine is to sleep, eat, and fight in the trenches, and he experiences death every day. Most soldiers view death as a recurring event, but Paul views it as wretchedness, which makes him different from others by caring about his comrades more than others. Paul shows many qualities through this experience of being a soldier in the First World War, and he learns what is necessary in life, which takes some people years to figure out. In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer participates in the bloodiest war of all time, and he develops the skills of intelligence, leadership, and loyalty.
The somber voice, “Please, may we have a moment of peace and silence for our fellow student, the death of Mike Costello.” Coach Warner states. Everyone in the room is crying their eyes out, the sorrow and sympathy for the Costello family. Except, for two people, who were in the locker room with whimsical smirks, upon the sudden death of a fellow student. Bursting with laughter over a fatality. Erik Fisher, and Author Bauer, cracking up in the locker room, as if they were dying themselves, except only with laughter. But, when they come back out, into the real world, into the moment of silence. They for some reason, were pretending to be somber, pretending to care, but why. Why would someone ever laugh over a death, how could someone laugh over
In the story “Tangerine” by Edward Bloor, Paul is characterized as an observant and introverted character who has the gift of knowing who a person really is. Even though Paul’s parents choose to be the ignorant people they are, they really don’t believe what Paul sees since they think that he’s visually impaired. According to page 63 of “Tangerine”, “You told them I’m handicapped! You told them I’m visually impaired!” Paul’s parents had told his teachers that h was visually impaired and now Coach Walski kicked Paul off the team for just that reason. On page 4 of “Tangerine” it states, “But I can see. I can see everything. I can see things that Mom and Dad can’t. Or won’t.” This just leads back to Paul being very observant and being able to
People identify one another in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s their skills, their features, or what they say, identifying people can be difficult, especially while the rest of society preaches the opposite. In the events of the past as significant as war, society’s view of the enemy poses
Willa Cather’s short story, “Paul’s Case” is about a young man who is determined to make his aspirations a reality by all means necessary. That meant being deceitful as a start of gaining control and social status and telling lies to get to where he felt like he belonged, but where did he belong? This desire was the beginning of a journey that would eventually leave him with nothing. There is something unusual about Paul, something that can only be explained by his demeanor and actions throughout the story. With that said, I intend to construct a complete character analysis of Paul as he searches for satisfaction.