In a GCA, each character has different personalities, traits, and attributes that are distinguished through different shapes, sizes, and colors. Each of the characters develop different relationships with each other, that help tell the story, which are shown through lines, arrows, and squiggles. The characters are the most important elements in a narrative story, and their relationships can help tell the story without directly saying it. In this GCA, Paul Fisher, Erik Fisher, and Luis Cruz were described as a blue-violet heptagon, a dark red pow, and a light green cloud, to symbolize the essence of each of these characters in Edward Bloor’s book, Tangerine.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“I am strong, because I’ve been weak” In the book Tangerine by Edward Bloor, the Fishers move from Texas to Florida because Mr. Fisher gets a new job. Paul is told that he became blind by staring into an eclipse for too long, but later learned that it was his brother’s fault. Even though Paul starts off with a low self-esteem, he learns that he is strong, and can do whatever he puts his mind to.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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.
A choice made by Erik affects paul by making him legally blind. A while back when they still lived in Houston, Erik had a friend named Caster his previous “partner in crime” (Bloor 73). And one day, Paul got accused by Erik and Castor of snitching on them for spraying painting a wall, but Paul wasn't the one who snitched. Regardless they came up with a brutal punishment, they spray painted his eyes. Which made him legally blind. And for his whole life paul was lied too on how he became blind, he was told that he stared into a lunar eclipse too long. So when all the kids asked why he had those big glasses on he told them what he thought was the truth, and for that reason they just laughed, pointed, and bullied him.
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.
Missoula, Montana in the 1930’s was far from similar to Classical Greece and Rome, yet similar tragic characters were woven into legend. Though he may not have had a royal entourage or battle for the crown, Paul Maclean’s life was a tragedy, though in a different way. Due to his stature, potential, tragic flaw, and recognition and acceptance of his fate, Paul Maclean was a classic tragic hero.
No one wants to be the kid who picks fights with the football coach, or smack talks armed man-slaughterers alone, and no one especially doesn’t want to be the only witness of his own brother killing someone- but that’s exactly what kind of situation Paul Fisher finds himself in Tangerine by Edward Bloor. Coming into Tangerine, Paul is a side note, the underdog, the civilian waiting for problems to pass instead of getting wrapped up in them. However, as a trail of suspicious events find a way to follow and corner him no matter what he seems to do, Paul has no choice but to confront them and either do something about it, or remain silent. The friendly, unlikely hero and soccer star rises, deciding he should make a change. Throughout the book,