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
Erik Fisher: Most Influential 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.
Tangerines: small citrus fruits with loose skin, especially of a variety with deep orange-red skin. This may be the true definition, but in the novel titled Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, it has much deeper meaning than a fruit. Paul Fisher, the novel’s protagonist, must deal with constant struggles due to his vision impairment and his dissolute brother, Erik Fisher. Tangerine is an interesting Florida county that endures many proliferating environmental issues; sinkholes, muck fires, nighttime freezes, and constant lightning strikes. Readers can see the character traits of the antagonist, Erik Fisher, right from the start of the novel.
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.
Intriguing, inventive, and unusual are some words to describe the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. This novel is about protagonist, Paul Fisher, who just moved from Houston, Texas, to Tangerine County Florida where he has to deal with natural disasters striking everyday. On top of that he has to withstand his dissolute brother, Erik Fisher, the antagonist at home. He also needs to endure the favoritism portrayed by his father towards Erik and his football dream. In this novel we find out how Paul Fisher last living in this irregular neighborhood.
The truth is still the truth”(google.com). In the young adult novel Tangerine written by Edward Bloor, the novel explores topics of family, sports, and most importantly, truth and freedom. Both topics of truth and freedom are what Mohandas Gandhi explains in his quote above and what
Have you ever read the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor? If so, then you are likely familiar with Erik Fisher, a character in Tangerine, and can reasonably agree that he is mischievous, violent, and heartless. Clearly, Erik Fisher could easily be described as mischievous, and perhaps surreptitious. For example, Erik and his reprehensible cohort, Arthur Bauer, were exposed as as the bandits behind the local robbery, when Erik foolishly decided to enshroud the stolen loot in the Fishers’ garage. The two juvenile delinquents were also the ones censurable for the homicide of Luis Cruz, using the weapon identified by Paul Fisher, Erik’s younger brother, to be a blackjack.
Imagine having to live in a county where natural disasters such as, lightning strikes, muck fires, and sinkholes proliferating more and more each day. This is the daily life of Paul Fisher, the protagonist in the novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. Paul Fisher moved to Tangerine county, Florida, where his life began to change. The Fisher family moved to Tangerine due to the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.” Paul’s father believes that Erik is an eminent football player, this is a reason why the Fisher family’s life revolves around Erik. Paul’s vision may be impaired, but that does not stop him from seeing that he is stuck in the shadow of his older brother Erik.
According to Thomas C. Foster, the reading experience is more rewarding when a person can take a step back from the work and look at both patterns and symbols that could spur imagination. This confirms that writers leave room for people to make a conscious effort to look deeper into the writing and to have more of an interaction with the story. In Dropping in the author primarily repeats the phrase “think of” so the reader will continue to imagine their personal experience. For example, the author includes the phrases, “Think of the relentless sun, the expansive silence between attempts, the vertigo-inducing landscape.” And “Think of how so few people have ever actually been here, and how, whether they came to hide or skate, they came in exile.” (Johnston 14). The sensory language describing the warmth of the sun and vertigo inducing landscape helps the reader to imagine the more physical aspect of the Nude Bowl.
This theory is confirmed later when, while sitting with the police officers who are allegedly mocking him, he hears the same sound again, but this time he notes that “the noise steadily increased.” The noise increases at the same rate as the narrator’s guilt. Poe’s word choice of simple sentences help to produce the sound of a heartbeat. The final paragraphs are full with these choices as the story comes to a ending. It is only at the end of the story, when the narrator may be characterized as manic, that he is forced to confess to the crime after he can no longer hold onto the guilt he is