A tangerine is not only a citrus fruit, but also a county in Florida that is home to Paul Fisher and his older brother Erik. In the novel titled Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher, the protagonist, is not only bullied at school, but also at home by his brother, while having to live in the house where his dad lives in the illusion of the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.” In this new county that Paul moves to, he constantly has to put up with natural disasters like muck fires and sinkholes. The move from Houston, Texas to Tangerine County, Florida is the start of a new chapter for the Fisher family, especially Paul. Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment.
I heard the sounds of Portables 17 and 18 splitting apart. The whooshing sound was getting louder, and I felt afraid for the first time, afraid that we might all get sucked down and drown in the mud” (82). This evidence illustrates the dangerous conditions of Tangerine County. It also shows how Paul’s friends and family are exposed to these natural disasters. These disasters affect Paul due to the fact that they are motifs, or recurring events, in this
“Hey Siri,what's a tangerine?” A tangerine is commonly known as a small citrus fruit grown in parts of the U.S,Tangerine is also a name of county in Florida,and The novel written by Edward Bloor titled “Tangerine”. In the novel written by Edward Bloor The protagonist,Paul Fisher known as “The eclipse boy” and “Mars”.This unordinary boy must endure tons of natural disasters in Tangerine County living in a mysterious county such as this one,is a struggle for the protagonist,Paul Fisher because he is getting judged about his glasses and his eyesight so he can no longer play his favorite sport also because he had to leave behind his home in Texas all because of his rude brother Erik Fisher and his “Erik Fisher Football Dream”.Imagine living
Tangerine: it’s not only a citrus fruit, but a county in Florida, a middle school, and the title of an amazing book: Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. The protagonist Paul Fisher “Eclipse Boy” or “Mars” has to fight through being kicked off the soccer team for being visually impaired, being bullied in school and not only in school, but by the antagonist, his dissolute brother Erik Fisher. He also has to constantly hear about how opinionated his dad is about his brother Erik and the “Erik Fisher Football Dream. In the beginning of the novel the readers can sense character traits that are different between Erik Fisher and Paul Fisher. Erik is very rude, disrespectful, dissolute, sneaky, and egocentric, versus his brother being very kind and caring to others.
During those long drinks, Victor’s father wasn’t shaped like a question mark. He looked more like an exclamation point.” The story “Every Little Hurricane” by Sherman Alexie, Victor gives a clear point on the conflict by showing his family had in their lives. The story describes how a “hurricane” comes once again in victor family and how it tears apart, but at the same time, brings together Victor’s family. The symbol of the hurricane is the fights or problems that occur within Victor’s family. In the beginning of the story, there is a New
This is the first time where the convict “Magwitch” and “Pip” meets in the marshland near the churchyard, where it is dominated by marshes, swamps and mud. The marshland is very unsafe and dangerous place to be, and the conditions of the location of the location suggests the atmosphere of isolation and negligence. Also, he emphasizes this by effective use of pathetic fallacy to build the feeling by the description of atmosphere and the location. In chapter 1, Dickens describes the salty wind as having come from ‘distant savage lair’, which visualise how eerie the sea was and how was sending to try and hurt him. Also, description of setting of his childhood introduces the reader along with the image of tombstones in a graveyard.
“In a social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” said Erik Erikson, a psychologist known for his theory on the psychosocial development of humans. Reef Kennedy is a trouble-making orphan who hangs out with his friends, Bigger and Jink, vandalizing buildings and getting in trouble with the law. A ruined childhood from losing his parents and grandparents puts Reef in a hopeless position that he will have to dig himself out of and find his true identity. |He tries to rebuild his life by helping other people, but realizes he was the center of the accident all along. In the novel First Stone by Don Aker, Reef shows how true identity affects the actions of a human being, proving it with character
Imagine having to live in a county where natural disasters such as, lightning strikes, muck fires, and sinkholes proliferating more and more each day. This is the daily life of Paul Fisher, the protagonist in the novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. Paul Fisher moved to Tangerine county, Florida, where his life began to change. The Fisher family moved to Tangerine due to the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.” Paul’s father believes that Erik is an eminent football player, this is a reason why the Fisher family’s life revolves around Erik. Paul’s vision may be impaired, but that does not stop him from seeing that he is stuck in the shadow of his older brother Erik.
Imagine trying to live in a town with muck fires, lightning strikes, sinkholes and constant bullying. This is what Paul Fisher has to endure every day with his classmates and his dissolute brother in a novel titled Tangerine by Edward Bloor. Paul Fisher and his family move to an erratic town called Tangerine County, Florida. Natural disasters strike there everyday, but Paul’s dad doesn’t care he cares about one thing and one thing only, Erik Fisher and the “Erik Fisher football dream.” Paul Fisher is a loving and kind person with an enormous heart. He has helped people multiple times.
Appearances can be deceiving as wells as looks. Eric the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher has made many bad choices in the book tangerine hurting his family and the people around him. Erik has made choices that have extraordinarily impacted people lives being a criminal. Erik, just coming out of his junior breakout season in Houston, now has to move to tangerine where he will play his last high school football season with the Lake Windsor Seagulls. Already having fame and glory on his back, he knows that Tangerine is the perfect place where he can rule over people, not even knowing the monster that he truly is.