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.
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.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own.
Another Character we get to meet in the start of the novel is Skink. We learn that, “A long,long time ago he’d been the governor of Florida.” ( Hiaasen 16) and “Then, one day halfway through his term of office, Clint Tyree flat-out disappeared from the governor 's mansion. This adds mystery to Skinks past and makes his character more interesting to follow know that we know his past, making him not just a crazy old man.
To begin, Zola establishes that “[Camille] was terribly afraid of water” (60), which is understandable when taking into consideration his inability to swim, his weak physical state, and his sheltered childhood. With this line, Zola foreshadows the dark role water will be playing in the following scenes. He then incites a deathly
[...] Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across that square, red rock in the sea[...] Piggy’s arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig’s after it has been killed. [...]sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone. ”(220-221). Violence within society stems from Golding's belief that violence is inherent within the human condition. Violence thrives due to its infectious nature, this example is all the more apparent throughout Goldings captivating novel.
Greetings and Salutations Reader, Tangerine; a citrus fruit, a type of tree, a middle school, a county in Florida, and a fantastic book by Edward Bloor. Though, this is not just a random county, this is the town in which our protagonist, Paul Fisher, now lives his day to day life. Paul doesn’t have a normal life though. He deals with visual impairment and, as a result, endures tantalizing at the hands of his dissolute brother and classmates, who refer to him as eclipse boy. The bullying isn’t even the last of it, Paul also undergoes other troubles.
Furthermore in Yann Martel's Life of Pi he tells about Pi’s life in an interesting way. Proving the effects that hardships can have on somebody, his use of personification, similes, and metaphors made the story come to life. Clearly showing Pi’s views and understandings of what was happening to
Their lack of control and and their lack of obedience for rules brings them to savagery and loss of innocence, leading to the tragic deaths of a few of their own. William Golding uses symbolism, similes, and repetition to brilliantly and powerfully illustrate loss of civilization and innocence in the novel. Using these literary devices, Golding makes the read much more descriptive and meaningful. The novel really shows the darkness deep inside every man, and under the right conditions, this darkness can arise, resulting in a loss of innocence and civilization. Golding’s uses of symbolism, similes, and repetition help convey that theme even
This quote is, without a doubt, descriptive and I really enjoyed this quote because of that. It obvious throughout the whole novel, Sinclair’s objective was to disgust his readers whilst informing them of the unsanitary conditions the cities had to offer to poor immigrants. Specifically with this quote, Sinclair captured the filth and unbearableness of Packingtown. Packington was filled with “hot rivers of blood”- the animal blood was drained into the river, and that the cargo “smelt like the craters of hell”.
In the novel Tangerine the motif of sight is used both literally and figuratively. Paul and his mother see that Paul is an important, but Dad and Erik think is more important because of the Erik Fisher Football Dream. Paul sees that Erik is a bad friend and brother but his parents don’t . Paul's mom and dad notice the koi are disappearing, but they don’t know that the koi are being eaten by the osprey but Paul does. Paul does not see his actions are affecting other and making them do things.
“No fear, Mom. Show them no fear.” (page 296). In the novel, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, the protagonist, Paul Fisher, is going through many changes in his life after moving from Texas to Florida. Those changes include external ones, his friends and the environment around him, and internal ones, his views and opinions.
One theme in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor is, disasters can sometimes turn into positive change. During reading, one can notice how thinking something will turn out good, won't. As said in the book, Paul thinks moving to Florida will turn out fine, but when they arrive, there are many complications like when the school is thought to be safe but it isn't, because it is built on a sinkhole. After the devastation, the school needs relocation fast. The school has a meeting and Paul realizes he is open to a new future.
Paul Fisher is an outsider in the city of Tangerine and even in his family, in the book Tangerine by Mike Lupica. Paul moved from Houston, Texas to Tangerine, Florida which is a big change of environment for him and he will be forced to find new friends. In his family, his brother Erik steals the spotlight as a star football kicker. That has cast a shadow on him his whole life. Paul also is legally blind, which makes it hard to fit in at his school.