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
He has always disliked his brother. But in the end paul came to understand that his life ius in his control and only he can make those decisions for himself. He came out of everything with friends, and not the fake kind of friends. The kind you can jump on a teacher and get expelled type of friends. The chooses the people around homemade put him in a position to where her had to either rise up and face everything or stay still and take it.
While some may say that Pi's journey was luck, Martel highlights the extremes that living things will go to survive, sometimes fundamentally changing their natures. He exemplifies how a person may furnish undesirable manifestations to help compensate for their lack of will to survive, how individuals are forced to leave their preferences made available to them in the cultured world for their survival, and how the struggle to survive can lead individuals to commit deeds of great heroism and horrible gruesomeness. Richard Parker symbolizes the extremes an entity is willing to go through. While Richard Parker can be interpreted as a real tiger, where he will be considered as a manifestation of Piscine’s mind. Part one of
The author listened to Paul talk about his future plans all the while being careful to avoid arguments and express empathy through reflective listening. Paul had expressed an interest in wanting to leave the ward so that he could find a new job and move out on his own again. Paul had a good relationship with his parents but “didn’t want to be a burden on them anymore”. The author told Paul that he knew where he was coming from and asked what he planned to do about his current situation to which he replied “I need to quit drinking for a start”. The author asked Paul if he felt as though alcohol was affecting his life but Paul denied this and said “I only drink to forget about the situation that I’m in, it’s not like the gambling”.
Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier. Although, after visiting his mother and sister, he has rediscovered a reason to survive, making it harder to go back. Moreover, the word, “comfortless,” illustrates how Paul feels isolated even at home, he feels little comfort where he grew up. This statement is ironic because in general, people especially feel safe at home, where one often doesn’t feel lonely, however the narrator feels quite the
Imagine living your everyday life in a town named Tangerine, where natural disasters commonly occur. This is the situation that the protagonist, Paul Fisher, has been enduring ever since his family moved to Tangerine, Florida. The novel, Tangerine written by Edward Bloor, describes how Paul Fisher sees the world through his thick-rimmed goggles due to his damaged eyesight from “staring at an eclipse.” Paul has to be circumspect around bullies and his older brother, Erik, who seems to have dissoluteness living inside of him. Throughout the novel, the author Edward Bloor uses literary devices such as similes to make the readers visualize the descriptive situations in the story. These similes describe to the reader how different occurrences relate to other actions, objects, or living things.
“His teachers felt this afternoon that his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation flower, and they fell upon him without mercy . . .” (Cather 92). Paul is a character in the short story “Paul’s Case,” which was written by Willa Cather, who was not living a life that he wanted to. Cather did give me the impression that we should view Paul in an unsympathetic way in the beginning of the story, but by the end of it, my whole view on him changed.
Paul does not accept himself, he feels odd, out of place in school and at home; the place he feels good is theater and New York. Disappointment is what Paul feels through the story, he believes that he deserves a different life full of money and fame. The sub-theme is the isolation created around Paul’s life, he feels rejected by his peer, teachers, and his own father. The uncontrolled desire to have a glamorous lifestyle the easy and fast way. Paul is a rebellious young man that goes against the rules and society to accomplish his dreams.
Even though Paul is innocent child, who is unknown to financial problem. He hops to solve the problem after knowing that his mother is not satisfies with his father earning. “Oh! Will you? And is father not lucky ‘very un lucky, I should say”, Lawrence (P,26).