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 am strong, because I’ve been weak” In the book Tangerine by Edward Bloor, the Fishers move from Texas to Florida because Mr. Fisher gets a new job. Paul is told that he became blind by staring into an eclipse for too long, but later learned that it was his brother’s fault. Even though Paul starts off with a low self-esteem, he learns that he is strong, and can do whatever he puts his mind to.
Since then, Paul got to now Tino, one of the guys who destroyed the exhibit, on the soccer team and he’s been feeling guilty about turning him in, so he decides it’s Tino’s right to know the truth. Paul is honest and tells Tino what happened the night of the carnival knowing that Tino could get really mad and hate Paul for ratting him out. Instead Tino kicks Paul in the back and calls it even and they continue on building their friendship. Also, throughout the story Tangerine, Paul has been trying to remember what happened the night when he became visually impaired. Over the course of the story Paul’s memory starts to come back to him little by little, but one day he remembers what really happened. Paul was five and he saw his brother’s friend, Vincent Castor, spray painting the sides of houses and Paul ratted him out. As a result his brother Erik and Vincent were extremely mad at him so they made it even. Erik and Vincent sprayed the white spray paint into Paul's eyes and that’s what made Paul lose some of his eyesight. The day Paul learned the truth he also stood up to his parents and told them how he really feels about them not caring for him as much as they care for Erik. Paul Fisher learns the
Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a realistic fiction book. This book shows how the main character Paul goes through struggles to find the reality of what his family has been hiding from him. Through these struggles he unlocks the truth about his friends, family and ultimately himself. The motif of sight is used within this novel by showing things one can or can not see. Through the motif of sight Paul has a growing understanding of his friends, family and
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
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
Has anyone ever told you “The truth will set you free” have you told the truth after that? Well in most all cases that is the truth, in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor the main character Paul is able to see the truth but he does not say anything about it. Untill a very tragic event happened his own brother killed a person and Paul knew that but did not say anything about it. The person that died was Luis a person that Paul knew very well. Erik Paul’s brother was a famous football star.
“I carried my bags of groceries on into the kitchen and set them down. Then I heard a strange sound. It was the sound of voices in the backyard. Happy voices. I looked through the patio door and saw Erik and Arthur. They were laughing. I stepped closer to the doors, and I could hear Erik saying, “Did you see his hair? Did you see the side of his head? He got Mohawked man! I watched them in disbelief. How could they be happy? Then I realized it: they were the two people who will benefit from Mike Costello’s death.” (Bloor 52).
Have you ever read the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor? If so, then you are likely familiar with Erik Fisher, a character in Tangerine, and can reasonably agree that he is mischievous, violent, and heartless.
Siblings constantly fight, but it typically doesn’t lead to a huge problem. However, in the book Tangerine by Edward Bloor, it did. The book’s main topic was Paul and the truth about his damaged eyes. He also had to learn to stand up to people. Erik, Paul’s brother, made choices that greatly affected Paul and his way of thinking. Big choices that affected Paul was Erik picking on Paul’s friends and killing one of his friends. He also damaged Paul’s eyes so bad that Paul had to wear special goggles. Erik doesn’t realize that his choices doesn’t have effects just for him. It affects other people like Paul too.
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.
Dr. Condon, Lindbergh’s emissary, went into the Bronx cemetery to give the murders the ransom money and when he got there, the man wanted Dr. Condon to call him John. When Dr. Condon came back from giving him the money, he gave a description of what John looked like and also stated there was something wrong with his left thumb. Two years after the murder they found a picture of John Knoll and it showed both of his thumbs. The investigators could tell there was something strange about them just like the John Dr. Condon met in the cemetery that night. In addition, an investigator’s father, Jean Zorn, was reading the newspaper when he came upon an article that bring up a memory from his childhood. When he was 15 years old he had a neighbor that went by the name of John Knoll. John and Jean’s dad where friends and one summer day John invited them to come to a saltwater swimming pool in New Jersey. When they got there, there was three people waiting on them, John’s brother, a deli clerk that knew Jean’s father, and a third guy that John and his younger brother called Bruno. During the trip, Bruno, John, and Walter, John’s youngest brother, was talking about the place where the Lindberghs stayed while there house was being done. As Jean was reading the newspaper he noticed the names John and Bruno. In the paper, Jean read that the guy that went to pick up the ransom money in the Bronx cemetery went by the name of John also.