Summary Of The Rising Action By Cole Matthews

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The main character of this book is Cole Matthews; Cole has horrible anger issues. His father drinks until he is abusive towards Cole and his mother drank until she did not care. Cole has been in trouble with the law most of his life. This book begins with Cole on a boat heading to Southeast Alaska, he is wearing steel handcuffs. The handcuffs are digging into his wrist. He is going to Alaska because he robbed a hardware store and beat a boy named Peter Driscal so badly he could have died. The Rising Action is when Cole beats up Peter because Peter told the police that Cole had broken into a hardware store; and that he robbed the store and then trashed it. After nearly killing Peter some boys from their school pulled Cole off of Peter.…show more content…
His father drinks until he is abusive towards Cole and his mother drank until she did not care. Cole has been in trouble with the law most of his life. This book begins with Cole on a boat heading to Southeast Alaska, he is wearing steel handcuffs. The handcuffs are digging into his wrist. He is going to Alaska because he robbed a hardware store and beat a boy named Peter Driscal so badly he could have died. The Rising Action is when Cole beats up Peter because Peter told the police that Cole had broken into a hardware store; and that he robbed the store and then trashed it. After nearly killing Peter some boys from their school pulled Cole off of Peter. Cole is sent to the Circle of Justice; The Circle of Justice is an organization that is like a jury, but the punishment for your wrong doing is not so saver. At the end of the meeting the Jury decides to send Cole to Alaska. One of the Indian tribes called the Tlingit sent their young men there to learn to control their anger and have a clear mind. The Climax begins with Cole right as Edwin, a Tlingit elder, that helps with the banishment of Cole, leaves on his boat. Shortly after Cole find some matches and burns all the supplies the contained food and blankets, and the shelter the Edwin made for him to live in. Then Cole tries to swim away from the island, but the water was freezing and the current was pulling him back to shore. After that…show more content…
Cole thinks if Peter comes to the island, he will get better. Cole will have to convince Edwin first. When Peter comes to the island he does not eat for two days. Cole, Peter, and Garvey go to the pond, but Cole is the only one that gets in. Cole carries the rock up the hill. One day Peter asked to go alone with Cole to the pond. When they got there Peter beats up Cole because he was anger with him. After that Cole and Peter saw the Spirit Bear and went back to the shelter and caved on their totems. Peter and Cole carve a perfect circle at the bottom of their totems. The circle represents anger at being a part of life and you cannot change it. There are tons of great parts in this book, but I can only name three. I like when Cole tried to help Peter showing that Cole had really changed and could contain his anger. Second part is when Coles asked the sparrows if there were okay after the storm knocked down the tree that their nest was in. Last is when Cole gave Peter the at.oow because Cole trusted Peter and hoped that Peter could someday trust him. I would recommend this book to someone else to read because it shows the power of anger and how hard it is the contain it and it shows the true meaning of
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