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.
The book, All Quiet On The Western Front, by Erich Remarque, tells what happens to a group of German teenagers during World War I. Throughout this novel, Remarque has certain symbols for objects in the book that represent or mean something. For example, Kemmerich’s boots symbolized death. That’s just one example but there are a bunch more symbols and they all have connections to each other.
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. As said in the book, “the heavens had opened up to me.” This symbolizes the great opportunity Paul had. It also shows imagery on how the scene happened in the auditorium and how it was very noisy and too small. After the school
In the year 1914, a war started that would turn innocent people against each other, and have aftermaths that include thousands of people dead due to new equipment like tanks, gas attacks, and hand-to-hand combat. In this war there was a soldier named Paul Bäumer who is a German nineteen year old who has made friends that will last a lifetime during this experience, but has also felt immense pain. His daily routine is to sleep, eat, and fight in the trenches, and he experiences death every day. Most soldiers view death as a recurring event, but Paul views it as wretchedness, which makes him different from others by caring about his comrades more than others. Paul shows many qualities through this experience of being a soldier in the First World War, and he learns what is necessary in life, which takes some people years to figure out. In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer participates in the bloodiest war of all time, and he develops the skills of intelligence, leadership, and loyalty.
“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.
Paul gained the courage he needed to stand up to Erik with the experience and wisdom he learned from the ones around him. Paul realizes that standing up for yourself isn’t easy, but when you do it, you will be treated and respected for your actions and those who have wronged you will be punished. Your environment plays a big role in the development of you as a
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.
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.
First of all, in this story His friends play a big role. One important friend was Victor. Victor was a player on the soccer team at Tangerine middle. At first he just Paul by his impaired eyes before he got on the field. “You? You think you can play on my team? What do you think this is, Lake Windsor
First, Paul is experiencing and understanding of his own friends. Paul throughout the novel can see things his friends can see. He can see him getting recognition from people among him
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.
World War I was one of the most barbaric and horrendous events that impacted world history. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich M. Remarque drives home this brutality through his main character. The theme brutality and carnage is displayed through the presence of death, violence, and the guilt the soldiers must carry within them.
In the book Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, a seventh grader Paul Fisher moves to Tangerine, Florida; leaving all of his friends and memories back in Texas. He faces multiple difficulties here and struggles to take a stand. He moves from school to school and has trouble making true friends. Most of all, he has to deal with his cruel brother Erik and Erik’s friend Arthur Bauer both constantly looking to harm Paul and many others in any way possible, but Paul is able to take a stand.
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything-Michael J. Fox. What Michael means by this is that family is that a person’s whole life is about family and that it plays a huge role in a persons’s life, your family shapes who you are, how you are, how you act etc. and it can play a positive impact in your life or a negative one. 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
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.