Ever been able to see through someone? In book Tangerine Paul, is a seventh grader that is nearly blind but he has this special ability to see things in his perspective and others. Meaning he sees what other people don’t. Edward Bloor, the author of Tangerine makes many different themes for each chapter. The most important theme in Tangerine is seeing the truth.
Paul's life is hard. His brother Erik makes choices that affect him drastically. In this book, Tangerine, Edward Bloor talks about the choices people around Paul's life make and how they affect him. As it says in the story, Erik spraypaints Paul's eyes. Erik did this when Paul was just five.
Every piece of literature has a theme from Novels to poems and even songs. In the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Paul fisher has been scared of his older brother Erik for his whole life, too scared to speak up for himself. He also has been living a lie that his family told him about how he became visually impaired. His parents thought that they were protecting him from the truth. Throughout this novel Paul Fisher learns the importance of honesty and standing up for himself.
“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. “I’m still afraid of Erik.
The realistic fiction novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, follows the tale of a dysfunctional family and the dark secrets that they are slowly discovering within themselves. The author uses the motif -a repeated theme or idea in the story- of sight to further the story and in doing so, gives the character better understanding of each other and the truth. Through the motif of sight, Paul -the main character in the novel- has a growing understanding of his friends, family, and himself. The first group Paul experiences a growing understanding of is his friends.
“No fear, Mom. Show them no fear.” (page 296). In the novel, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, the protagonist, Paul Fisher, is going through many changes in his life after moving from Texas to Florida. Those changes include external ones, his friends and the environment around him, and internal ones, his views and opinions.
In the novel Tangerine, the protagonist, Paul Fisher, and his mother move to Tangerine, Florida to meet up with his father and older brother Erik at their new home. The family has moved due to Mr. Fisher’s work and expected their new home in Lake Windsor Downs to be perfect. However, the problems beneath the surface become apparent the longer they live there. Koi fish in the lake go missing, a sinkhole occurs at the local school, and termites eat away at neighborhood homes. Tangerine presents a perfect guise that conceals its ugly imperfections.
What did Lemon Brown love most? Lemon Brown loved his family and his treasure most. It’s hard to explain the value he had for these treasures. They are personal and only he can appreciate the meaning of them. In the passage “Treasures of Lemon Brown”, it explains that Greg was first angry with his father for not letting him play basketball, but in the end he will appreciate it.
“Don’t judge a book by its’ cover.” Have you ever heard that phrase? It means that looks can be deceiving, and while one thing might look fine the inside/content could be truly terrible. Edward Bloor’s character, Erik in the novel, Tangerine is similar in that fashion. Choices that Erik make, not only affect him they also affect Paul,( the main character).
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.
One theme in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor is, disasters can sometimes turn into positive change. During reading, one can notice how thinking something will turn out good, won't. As said in the book, Paul thinks moving to Florida will turn out fine, but when they arrive, there are many complications like when the school is thought to be safe but it isn't, because it is built on a sinkhole. After the devastation, the school needs relocation fast. The school has a meeting and Paul realizes he is open to a new future.
Paul Fisher is an outsider in the city of Tangerine and even in his family, in the book Tangerine by Mike Lupica. Paul moved from Houston, Texas to Tangerine, Florida which is a big change of environment for him and he will be forced to find new friends. In his family, his brother Erik steals the spotlight as a star football kicker. That has cast a shadow on him his whole life. Paul also is legally blind, which makes it hard to fit in at his school.
As Paul struggles with his psychopath brother,Eric, he feels like Eric will kill him. But he soon learns he needs to stand up for himself and he begins to feel better than before. When Paul moved Tangerine, Florida from Houston he attends Lake Windsor Downs, it was a big step ahead. Although Paul was not happy moving from his old home. The reason was, he did not truly understand what happened to his eyesight.
Protagonist characters are the main characters, that create the action, and cause the trouble. Even though there can be multiple different stories all of the strong characters in the story are linked together in similar characteristics. When you read a story you can tell the difference between strong and weak characters. Strong protagonist characters are the heros of the story they are motivated, strong, and helpful The protagonist in the story Thank you ma’am is Miss Luella Bates Washington Jones.