Tangerine By Edward Bloor: Character Analysis

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Has anyone ever judged your abilities based on how you look? In Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine the brothers are nothing alike. They see the world with different eyes. Paul, the younger brother, can see the world clearly even if he is legally blind. Paul, the younger brother, can see the world clearly even if he is legally blind. Paul knows who Erik really is, will he tell the truth about the mysterious that have been happening in the average city of Tangerine County, Florida. One of the most important choices that Erik made that impacted Paul is when Erik decided to spray paint his younger brother’s eyes. The effect that this has on Paul is that Paul has to live with this bad choice for the rest of his life. This also impacted his life because Paul realised the truth about how he looks and that his family has lied to him since this event. “He was holding a can of spray paint. Then I felt Erik grab me from the behind, easily pinning both of my arms with one of his. . . . And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them.” (Bloor, 263-264) This choice affected…show more content…
Mr. and Mrs.Fisher finally found out who was robbing their neighbors and this lead to them finding out who Erik really is. And Paul finally got to find out that his parents knew the real Erik that Paul knows who he is. “I felt sorry for Dad at the moment. He had too much invested in the Erik Fisher Football Dream and he just couldn’t give up. I wanted to say, Look at Erik’s face, Dad. That’s what he really looks like.” (Bloor, 281) The consequence of the choice had a negative impact on Paul because everyone found out who the burglars are. This affected Paul in a negative way because people referred to him as Erik Fisher’s brother, so people thought he was as bad as his brother, so he couldn’t make new
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