It only takes only one person to change the way you think about yourself. The novel “Tangerine” by Edward Bloor is about a boy(Paul) who can't stand up to his fears. This changes throughout the book. Every choice has a consequence, and all of the characters made Big and small choices. Paul's brother Erik’s choices affected Paul in a positive way, but the consequences of his choices were not.
Part 1 is about the Fisher’s first experiences in Lake Windsor. In chapter 1 Paul and his mom drive from Houston to their new home in Tangerine. When Paul wakes up the first morning he smells smoke and his mom calls the fire department who tell them it’s just the muck fire. Later that day Paul and his mom tour Lake Windsor Middle School and Mrs. Fisher signs Paul up for an IEP because he is legally blind. When they are leaving one of Erik’s football practices they see a few soccer players and Paul meets Joey. Later that week Paul tries out for the soccer and is confident he will be the first string goalie. On Tuesday, September 5 Erik and Arthur tell Paul and Mrs. Fisher that Mike Costello was struck by lightning at football practice and
“People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you!” In the book, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Erik made many choices including being the cause of Paul’s blindness, Mrs. Fisher told his new school about Paul’s IEP, and Paul asked about his blindness to his parents.
Does Paul Fisher change throughout the book? Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a book about the protagonist Paul, and how he goes through change. In the novel, Paul is shy and soft-spoken, but as his confidence builds he learns to speak boldly for what he stands for.
To have a strong relationship with family members or anyone in general one must spend time with the person. Allowing oneself to have time with another person helps one learn about the person and understand a person to a higher level. Connie sees her family as being boring, helpless, and annoying. She values her friends more than her family because she believes she can relate to her friends more than her parents or sister. For example, “She and that girl and occasionally another girl went out several times a week, and the rest of the time Connie spent around the house”, (Paragraph ,10). This line from the text tells how Connie spends more time with her friends instead of her family. The effect of Connie not spending time with her family makes her lose family values and the chance of connection that could be made with a family relationship. To continue, with her spending more time outside of the home, than in the home, she picks up values from her social life with her friends. Also, this makes her not want to follow her home values and follow the ones her friends have and the one she created for herself; she begins to
In the realistic fiction novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul is the protagonist or the main character in the story, and his brother Erik is the antagonist or the character who opposes the main character. In many cases, the protagonist is the character the reader is rooting for, and the antagonist is the character that the reader is rooting against. This is why as the reader we are rooting for Paul instead of Erik the antagonist.
“I remember the fear in his eyes. I know that fear. It’s my fear” (Bloor, 76). Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine, is about how Paul’s life has become a personal horror show, thanks to his older brother, Erik. The twisted antagonist upsets Paul by causing him to live in constant fear, making his friends start to exclude him, and hurt his confidence so he won’t stand up for himself.
plot. Think of it like this: if there is no setting there is no story. Keep in mind that there will always be a setting in a story. The reason being is that a setting is a place and there is never no place. If there is a white blank place (aka “no place”) it is still a place.
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. Which is what Paul sees mostly all the time.
The book Tangerine is a novel written by Edward Bloor, the main conflict in this story is about a main character, a kid named Paul, is coming to an understanding of his dark past. The genre of this book is a realistic fiction. Motif is a …. The motif in this story is sight. In this novel even though Paul is visually impaired, he can “see” things that others can't or won't see. Throughout this story the characters see and can't see figuratively and literally. Each character come to a gradual understanding of each other and see each truth that is uncovered. In this story each character does and doesn't see or understand each other such as his friends, his family, and also himself.
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. The song “Fight Song” written by Rachel Platten also has a similar theme of how it's important to speak up for yourself.
Imagine moving away from home, changing schools, and having a family that won’t even give attention when needed. Paul goes through all of this, and he is left to make decisions that will change his life forever. Three choices Paul goes through are, changing schools, tattling on Tangerine Middle School soccer players, and informing the police about Arthur and Erik’s wrong doings. In the novel, Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul moves from Houston Texas to Tangerine Florida, and the first five months are filled with decisions and chaos. The choices made by Paul, and the consequences of those choices, affect the development of his character.
Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), “an indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule”(google.com), once stated, “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind even if you are a minority of one. The truth is still the truth”(google.com). In the young adult novel Tangerine written by Edward Bloor, the novel explores topics of family, sports, and most importantly, truth and freedom. Both topics of truth and freedom are what Mohandas Gandhi explains in his quote above and what
Family is an important component in everyone’s life. S.E Hinton this The Outsiders there is contradiction between the gang’s biological family and their “family”. Johnny is a member of the gang that is not wanted and cared for by his parents but musters to find a strong bond with the gang. The Outsiders, a realistic fiction book by S.E Hinton, shows the importance that family is the one that cares about you even though many people say that your biological family can understand you more.