Cole Matthew’s Anger Cole Matthews is the angry and damaged protagonist of the book Touching Spirit Bear. In the book he is banished to an island to overcome his anger issues instead of spending time in jail. Cole’s anger is a result of his abusive childhood and how his mother and father have treated him. His anger results from the beatings and abuse he received as a child.
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen is a story written about a boy named Cole Matthews who is a nuisance to everyone around him. This delinquent has been in trouble with the law since he was a mere child. His latest crime? Almost beating a kid to death after a boy named Peter told on him for robbing a hardware store. Cole is sent to court where they will decide his future.
Doug was thinking about past occurrences such as when “Ralph [knocked him] down, rolling [him] in snow and fresh brown mud” (Bradbury 2) and another time when “[Ralph] hit [his] arm” (Bradbury 1). Clearly, Doug had never recovered from the bullying that took place when he was younger. When they were twelve Doug accepted Ralph’s beatings and considered his “scars [as] the emblem and symbol of [their] love” (Bradbury 2). Doug older and more sensible understands that this is not how the friendship should have been. Now understanding, these memories enrage him and it’s this emotional response that caused him to get up and attempt to murder
In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
Cole’s character profile Cole Matthews is a very troubled kid who tends to get into trouble, he blames everything that happens on anyone who isn't him. He always gets a "second chance," from his parents, thus he doesn't understand the concept of change. Cole is a cocky fifteen year-old who doesn't learn from his mistakes, and can't seem to notice that some things cannot have the blame placed on someone else, only him. When he ends up going to jail, AGAIN , after beating up a kid for ratting him out after he robbed a store. Once he reaches the island he has been sent to for a year he learns that his real weakness is being alone.
Have one of he or she’s friends ever dealt with conflict? Probably, Did he or she have a good point-of-view or bad point-of-view, And how did it affect your point-of-view. In Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen a summary is “After smashing peter’s head into the sidewalk he goes to an Alaska island, And after getting mauled by a bear, he goes back to Minneapolis but the circle makes him go back but he has to pay for everything, When Peter comes to the island Cole tries to make it right with him but after Peter beating up Cole Peter says that he forgives Cole”.
Growing up in the upper middle class Christopher was given everything since day one. This to me is a major part of why I think McCandless had the right to venture off from his family, him wanting to learn from his mistakes never happened because he
Shin was beaten and always hungry. This was life in Camp 14, one of the worst of all camps. A part of the book that was a big surprise to me would be the disconnect Shin had with his family. Shin was the cause of his mother's and brother's death; but yet he felt no remorse.
Thus, glancing towards either direction to make sure that ‘the coast is clear’. He deprives Hassan and Ali from the house they have served faithfully for a long time, thereby stealing the truth from Hassan and depriving them of a home they knew well. Amir is driven by both the greed for his father’s attention and the guilt of being helpless when Hassan was raped. The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend. The reason why he couldn’t step in to save his friend was because he was not strong enough and wanted to please his father at any
This shows Crispin that you can change your life and your fate. Unfortunately, Crispin still belittles himself and even says that he is nothing because he has no name, no family, no one who even cares about him and that so many people want to kill him. Crispin says many things like this throughout the book like when Bear gives him the choice of going with him to Great Wexly Crispin insists that he can’t make the choice because he’s just a servant. Also during this time Bear teaches Crispin that work does pay off in the end shown here “Honest pay for honest work. And you deserve some too.
Quietsnow said calmly, but his voice held warning to it. Peachpaw felt her heart stop as she watched her father whip around with a look of pure fury and anger in his eyes. "What do you know?! You couldn 't even protect her!"
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word. " This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected.
He knew that, that very moment will be the last time he will ever see his mom and little sister again. Continuously in the book we see how Ellie always try to stay close to his dad because he is afraid of being by himself.. The sorrow that stares at him when he looks at himself in the mirror comes from all the sad things he has had to endure during his time in Birkenau. For example when he saw the little boy get hanged after being used as a sexual slave, or even when they had to eat snow with bread to fill their stomachs up. From him looking in the mirror he learns that he isn 't the same boy in Sighet, Transylvania, who had enough food to eat, a good place to lay his head at night, and a boy who had family.
It all starts with the hardware store, but Peter tattled. So Cole did the only thing he knew how to do. It 's a whole circle, Cole’s dad beat him and was an awful person and Cole is also going to be a dreadful person. “When my dad uses the belt on me, I know he 's trying to hurt me.
This hits especially close to home for Doug because his brother, Lucas, has recently returned home missing both of his legs. Suddenly, Doug sees Coach in a whole new way; he views Coach as someone who has many gruesome experiences he struggles with. Doug wants Coach to help Lucas, who is dealing with his own burdens of war, but Coach always brushes off his requests. Finally, one day outside the library, Coach Reed says to Lucas, “‘Maybe you could come work for me’,” (Schmidt pg. 337). This influences Doug indirectly because Lucas now has a job, making him feel purposeful, and the money Lucas makes is going towards Doug’s future college education.