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. 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.
A tangerine is not only a citrus fruit, but also a county in Florida that is home to Paul Fisher and his older brother Erik. In the novel titled Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher, the protagonist, is not only bullied at school, but also at home by his brother, while having to live in the house where his dad lives in the illusion of the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.” In this new county that Paul moves to, he constantly has to put up with natural disasters like muck fires and sinkholes. The move from Houston, Texas to Tangerine County, Florida is the start of a new chapter for the Fisher family, especially Paul. Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment.
He instinctively slashed Mrs. Dodds and she exploded into a pulverized yellow powder. After Percy regained his strength due to his battle with the Minotaur he found himself in the summer camp that his mother told him to go to. He met once again his Latin professor, Mr. Brunner and a man named Mr.D which is the god of wine Dionysus. They told Percy all about the things he didn’t know in the unknown world. This is the part where the hero Refuse the Call, at first Percy don’t believe that there are gods but when Mr.D gave him visions that made him believed to what Chiron and Mr.D are saying.
Everything is new to him, which makes him even more lost and confused. It all starts when Charlie 's only friend from middle school committed suicide; since then Charlie 's been lonely and poignant. Additionally, his 'favorite person in the world ' Aunt Helen died in a car crash prior to the story. Just like he blames himself for the suicide of his friend Michael, he blames himself for his Aunt 's death too and would rather not talk about it. Charlie 's high school life begins solo, until he meets Sam and Patrick – seniors – who help him cope with these issues and introduce him to the world of good music, drugs and other things.
Richard is a normal kid living in Florida, one nights he finds an old florida governor on the beach named skink and becomes friends with him. His cousin Malley is being sent off to boarding school in New Hampshire, but Richard finds out shortly that she actually ran off with a stranger she met on the internet named Talbo Chock. Afters days of investigation they still haven 't found her, so Richard then teams up with Skink and begins an chance through Florida 's vast Wilderness. The theme of the novel Skink no surrender is Friendship can come from the most unlikely places and may help you in the long run. The friendship between a crazy old governor of Florida and a teenager is very unlikely to occur.
Looking for Alaska by John Green is a non-fictional novel about a boy names Miles "Pudge" Halter. Miles leaves his home town behind to attend boarding school at Culver Creek Preparatory School. Here he meets his best friends the Colonel, Takumi, Lara, and the love of his life, Alaska Young. Although the group of friends have many fun times in the "before" half of the novel, they face a tragedy that they will have to live with for the rest of their life in the "after" and things will never be the same. Looking for Alaska mostly takes place in Birmingham, Alabama, at Culver Creek and the time of the novel is modern time.
Cut the throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 138). But for poor Simon who runs into the savage celebration, screaming. The boys see him as the beast which leads to a truly gruesome and animal like attack “There was no words and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (Golding 139). Golding uses this depiction of the savage attack on Simon, to imprint into the reader the sense of loss of reasoning, morals, and intelligence within the boys on the island.
From fear comes malevolence, and from malevolence comes violence. The violence between each other is yet another factor that allows the boys to rule society. Golding vividly displays this savagery in a scene when. “The rock struck Piggy” a “glancing blow from chin to knee[...] [Piggy] traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. [...] Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across that square, red rock in the sea[...] Piggy’s arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig’s after it has been killed.
Greetings and Salutations Reader, Tangerine; a citrus fruit, a type of tree, a middle school, a county in Florida, and a fantastic book by Edward Bloor. Though, this is not just a random county, this is the town in which our protagonist, Paul Fisher, now lives his day to day life. Paul doesn’t have a normal life though. He deals with visual impairment and, as a result, endures tantalizing at the hands of his dissolute brother and classmates, who refer to him as eclipse boy. The bullying isn’t even the last of it, Paul also undergoes other troubles.
Jocasta commits suicide because she is so ashamed of her decisions. Oedipus uses Jocasta’s pins to gouge his eyes out. Oedipus decides to do this so that he can no longer see the agony and suffering that he has caused. It is ironic because he is now literally blind; whereas he has been figuratively blind his entire life. Oedipus, Jocasta, and Laius all ended up facing the fate that they were all trying so desperately to avoid, due to their own