Erik’s choices have caused Paul to be blind, made him think himself as a coward, and weakened the friendships between Paul and Joey. When Paul was young, Erik and a friend of his put spray paint in Paul’s eyes, which left Paul a visually impaired person for the rest of his life. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them.”(Bloor 263) Erik accused Paul of telling on the teachers and getting Castor in trouble. Erik did not stop Castor, but rather helped him. If Erik had been a good brother, this wouldn’t have happened.
The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built
In The Scarlet Ibis, the author revealed finally the real feelings of Brother toward his brother Doodle. During the whole incidents of the short story, Brother is not accepting Doodle as a brother because of the abnormality which Doodle suffered from and so Brother feels ashamed. The last scene in the short story is so tragic. The scene is portrayed as Brother returned back to Doodle who was found dead, having bled from the mouth and his neck is covered in blood. The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world.
The individuals who score low are bad tempered, pugnacious, heartless, suspicious, uncooperative, and malignant. Diminish had his personality stolen once and started having things throughout his life detracted from him, for example, his home, cash, and family. So in striking back, Peter stole the personality of the man that stole his and started demolishing the man's life. Diminish cast himself under the stolen personality of the man in a comic drama about September 11. Dwindle additionally risked catching the man who stole his personality inside a wooden container.
He paid no mind when the passing of Luis Cruz was announced, and was rather apathetic about the muder in whole. Equivalently, he made rather cruel jokes about the death of Mike Costello, in which a lightning bolt administered the coup de grâce. Furthermore, Erik depicted crude falsehoods of his brother, Paul, which slowly tarnished Paul’s reputation. In reference to Mike Costello’s fatality, Erik was heard bantering Mike, saying, “Did you see his hair? Did you see the side of his head?
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
That choice was to blast spray paint into Paul’s eyes at a young age. Erik made this decision out of anger and by doing so, it has created a new foul relationship between the two siblings. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,”(Bloor 263-264). Next, there is the mistake made by Mrs. Fisher. Paul’s mother had enrolled her son into a new middle school with an IEP which considers Paul as being blind.
As a result of this experience, he changes from his ungovernable, supercilious ways as he comes to strong and sudden realizations of how wrong he was, and he learns how to be an honest and forgiving human being. At the beginning of the novel, Cole Matthews is a vicious teenager who thinks he is superior to everyone, but is, in fact, hiding behind a shield of anger, the result of being brutally abused by his drunken father. Cole’s father, Mr. Matthews, drinks non stop until he becomes a monster, and then ruthlessly beats Cole up. When talking to Garvey, a proud, Tlingit indian, who is also his parole officer, Cole opens up about his father’s abuse saying, “‘You don’t know what it’s like being hit over and over until you’re so numb you don’t feel anything!” (Mikaelsen 28). When Cole breaks into a hardware store without getting caught, he gloats about it
The relationships in Cole’s life all had a different impact on him but specifically his relationship with Peter affected him a lot. Especially the part of the book when Cole found out that Peter told on him. “‘You’re a dead man,’ he warned...He laughed when he saw fear in Peter’s eyes”(7-8). This shows the relationship at the beginning of the book and clearly it wasn’t good. Then at the end of the book when Peter and Cole see the spirit bear together, the relationship developed into the beginning of a friendship.
This provides a source of his anger and rashness, as he may be affected by his brother's death. The extremely gentle tone, compared to Holden's usual diction, proves that he genuinely cared for his brother; when his brother died, he smashed his hands through multiple windows. This also links to how many teenagers, in the general transition from adolescence to adulthood, tend to act more angrily and rudely towards
How Edward Bloor expresses the saying is “The truth shall set you free” is that when Paul was under the bleachers. He saw that Louis came up to Erik because Erik had slapped his little brother Tino. He came up to defend Tino but then Erik told his minion Arthur to hit Louis. Paul witnessed the death of Louis but he did not tell the truth because he was afraid of what Erik would do to him.
As The Scarlet Ibis is told through flashbacks, the narrator’s personality shows itself. He is young, naive, and childishly cruel at times. Brother allows his current self to reflect upon the person he once was and realize he has changed. As a reader, we realize that Doodle’s death jaded him. After all of these years, he still regrets what happened to Doodle and wonders if it truly was his fault.
Laurie 's parents were very concerned about Charles since everyday he seemed to get in trouble . Charles was bad again " the teacher said not to play with him but everyone did". [shirley 65 ] This part states to his parents that he wants to be more like [charles] because he is In kindergarten so acting like a rebel is apparently cool [fresh]. In the beginning of the story it shows Laurie always mentions Charles as if he was a kid that goes to school and has many friends due to his coolness [fresh] . At the parent and teacher meeting Charles mother finds out that Charles isn 't a real kid . "