Theme Of Freedom In Tangerine

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Tangerine Choice Consequence Essay; Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), “an indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule”(google.com), once stated, “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind even if you are a minority of one. The truth is still the truth”(google.com). In the young adult novel Tangerine written by Edward Bloor, the novel explores topics of family, sports, and most importantly, truth and freedom. Both topics of truth and freedom are what Mohandas Gandhi explains in his quote above and what…show more content…
When Paul starts to get confused on how Luis’s death was caused, he researched the situation and realized that, “Luis had been killed by Arthur Bauer on Tuesday, but it had taken six days for him to die. That shot from the blackjack had been just as deadly to Luis as a shot from a gun” (247). This affected Paul since Luis was not only a friend of Paul, but somebody Paul looked up at. When Luis confronted Arthur and Erik to speak up for Tino whom Erik had punched, he said, “You would smack a little kid in the face, right? Why don’t you come over here and try to smack me?” (211). Arthur, under Erik’s commands, struck Luis with a blackjack on his head when unfortunately, he had an aneurysm in the same spot which burst after he got hit by the blackjack in the head, causing him to die a few days later. This furthermore affected Paul since he risked himself in trouble for helping Tino and Victor get away for attacking Erik due to his own attack on Luis, which caused Paul to get suspended out of all Tangerine County schools for the rest of his semester, kicking him out of the Tangerine Middle soccer
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