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.
“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.
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.
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.
The main choice that affected Paul was made by Erik. Erik and his old friend, Castor, chose to make Paul visually impaierd. “And I remembered Erik’s finger prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them” (Bloor 264). “They told me that your eyes would heal, slowly” (Bloor 265). The effects of Erik’s choice, were very severe. Paul became visually impaired and his parents never
How do you think your choices affect others and what are the consequences of those choices? In this book, Tangerine by Edward Bloor, every decision has an effect and a consequence. Erik makes several bad decisions throughout the book. For starters, he and his brother don’t have a strong relationship. Also, the Fisher parents don’t have a solid relationship with their children. Erik’s choices impact Paul by making Paul get glasses, making him scared of his own brother, and causing him to lose friends for a certain period of time.
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.
Do you ever wonder how it feels like to have a life where you have an IEP, a brother going to prison, and two parents who never figure what’s going on? Guess who lives this life, Paul Fisher.In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul faces many difficult obstacles in his life, whether it’s telling the police about his brother, getting kicked off the soccer team,and choosing to go to the Tangerine Middle School.Paul and the consequences of those choices, affected the development of his character.
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.
In many cases, people may be forced by external circumstances to make decisions that they would not have made if such circumstances did not present themselves. The results of such decisions can either have a positive or negative impact on the lives of an individual. Such a case is well presented in the story A &P by John Updike where the major character, Sammy is portrayed to be indecisive. In this story, Sammy, the major character continually rebels against his coworkers, his boss, customers, and sometimes himself. His rebellion appears to have more disadvantages than advantages as it complicates his life in many cases. It leads him into making uninformed decisions. It is, therefore, true to say that Sammy 's rebellion in the John Updike 's A & P is more futile than heroic and only makes negative complications in his life.
Another one of Erik’s choices that made Paul feel powerless and useless and unable to help, was when Erik ordered Arthur to hit Luis with a blackjack. “
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.
Can there be various ways of abuse, not only physically but mentally too? Well, Paul Fisher has been bullied nearly his entire life by not only his older brother, Erik, but almost all of the members of his family too. This includes teasing, neglect, and physical abuse.
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid. Since many people look down upon Paul, he notices facts and clues society does not, however, he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to end up dying
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