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Examples Of Courage In Tangerine

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What is courage? Courage is the ability to do something that might frighten you. Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, explores the life of a legally blind middle school boy who loves soccer named Paul. The choices to save people in the sinkhole, join the Tangerine soccer team, and stand up to Erik encouraged Paul to gain more confidence. At the beginning of the novel, Paul is Fearful.For example on page 42 Paul says “I’m afraid,” Paul is very terrified. For instance in the beginning of the book, Mr. Fisher states “ Erik’s down at the other end. And you have two guest rooms in between. You guys should never hear each other,” (5) to Paul. This shows that Paul is afraid of Erik and that he wants nothing to do with him because he is afraid. One of the first choices Paul makes to move away from fear occurs during a sinkhole at his school. One day while Paul is at school, something really bad happens. A sinkhole forms eating up all the trailers at Lake Windsor Middle. Paul was…show more content…
Paul stand up to his parents and goes to tangerine middle school on page 94.Because of this Paul becomes part of a community. This leads to Paul standing up to his dad by the end of the book. Paul's decision to join the soccer team affects paul because he can have a fresh start in soccer and school. Paul’s final step toward courage happens when he finally speaks up against his brother, Erik.on page 206 Erik Punches Tino, which causes Paul to stand up to Erik on page 212. This affected Paul because it shows how Paul is not afraid of Erik. Paul's decision to stand up to erik gives Paul courage. saving people in the sinkhole, joining the Tangerine soccer team, and standing up to Erik encouraged Paul to gain more confidence.Fear is an important part of everyone’s life, but it is the courage to face that fear that can change the trajectory of our
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