In the novel Tangerine By Edward Bloor, we read about Paul a twelve-year-old boy who struggles with legal blindness, and he also feels neglected by his parents. Paul realizes that his older brother Erik is a cruel and a twisted child. Paul tries to get his parents to see his point of view, but has trouble getting the message to them. Paul and his brother Erik, though related have many differences, but also a few similarities that make them unique characters of interest in the novel.
“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership”- Harvey S. Firestone. In the book Tangerine, seventh-grader Paul Fisher just recently moved to Tangerine County, Florida because of his dad’s new engineering job. He lives with his two parents and his antagonizing brother, Erik Fisher, who is constantly bullying him. As time flies by, Paul transforms into a new character. Paul Fisher’s choices he made during his development truly shaped who he is now because he finally got the courage to tell the truth about Erik and Arthur, assaulted a staff member, and chose to go to Tangerine Middle School.
Tom Brady once said, “Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept people or situations.” In the book, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher discovers his true potential when he and his family move to Florida. Additionally, Erik Fisher’s (Paul’s brother) choices and consequences greatly affect Paul’s development as a valuable person. Erik’s choices are seen as disgusting, sly, and evil through the eyes of Paul Fisher himself and are not only frightening, but shocking as well. Through clever symbols and motifs, the author reveals and expresses through Paul’s journal
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.
Paul Fisher was just another normal five year old boy until his brother Erik, did something that would change his life forever. In the book Tangerine written by Edward Bloor there is a boy named Paul Fisher and he has a brother named Erik. He and his brother weren't the closest of friends, and Erik made some pretty bad decisions. Erik Fishers choices affected Paul by making him legally blind, hating his family for not giving him the truth, and by thinking what had happened to him was his fault.
Everyone wants to dive in to a juicy book right?Well Tangerine is the perfect novel to read.The novel’s theme is Loyalty and facing your fears.The novel is about a boy named Paul Fisher.He recently moved to Tangerine,Florida with his family.He has an interesting life,he is legally blind and has to wear coke bottle glasses ,his brother ,Erick,who constantly bullies him and he has parents who are blinded with lies.In the novel Tangerine, the author,Edward Bloor,uses flashbacks and symbolism to represent loyalty and overcoming your fears.
Scott is short, smart and pretty witty, he’s essentially the narrator of the book. He has an older brother and a soon to be born baby brother whom he’s writing a high school “survival guide” of sorts to. Throughout the book we follow this book lover through is first year at J.P. Zenger High. Also, he’s a red head (learned at the very end).
The sentence “This place is weirder than it looks,” is especially true when it come to the novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. Throughout his whole life, Paul Fisher, a supposedly blind middle schooler, has been living in his cruel brother, Erik’s, shadow. Until a transition from Texas to Florida gives Paul a fresh start at a new school. It will unveil shocking secrets that changes everyone in Tangerine county”s lives forever. As Paul strives to live as a normal without an IEP, incidents begin to occur around him that are too perfect for his brother’s life to be just accidents. In Tangerine, Edward Bloor exquisitely uses foreshadowing and motif to convey the theme of identity and conquering fear.
The story traces the relationship between two brothers growing up in an emotionally constricted household headed by a Presbyterian minister. The scholarly Norman follows in the footsteps of his stern, stoic father, going to college, marrying and settling down. His older brother Paul, daring, handsome and athletic, chooses the more glamourous career of newspaper
In the fiction novel, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor describes the importance of friendship, fear, and bravery. The main character Paul Fisher moves with his family to Tangerine and he finds himself growing as a person. His older brother, Erik, is a riffian, but no one sees him as the psycho that Paul perceives. Paul befriends cool kids from his new school, Tangerine Middle School. They respect him and he realizes that he is not a nerd anymore, but a soccer player and a friend. He was always scared of Erik and what he might do. However, when Luis, a tangerine farmer, that is also his friends’ brother, dies, he starts to realize he is stronger than he really is and starts to stand up for himself, just like Luis did to Erik. In the novel Tangerine, Edward bloor uses
The quote “Joey stared him down. No, I don’t have a problem with that. I guess I got a problem with you.” This quote on page 158 talks about Joey, one of Paul’s friends, talking to Tino, another one of Paul’s friends. The two do not get along very well, and all this builds up to a fight between them. These examples of foreshadowing can be seen throughout the story. On page 258, a quote states “Tino crossed the floor and walked up to Erik.” Which would mean that Tino is confronting Erik, which builds up a lot of tension. Another quote on page 214 says “Erik, you’ll need to give me your key...I got it in my locker at school, I keep a lot of my stuff there.” This quote is about Erik talking to Paul’s mom about a key. Erik has his key in the locker, which makes Erik look suspicious. Leaving his key in the locker may seem like Erik trying to hide something from Paul’s
Erik and Paul's relationship isn’t a great one. The relationship is mostly bad it comes from Erik. Erik bullies his brother while his parents do nothing. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint on them.” I The actions of
The relationship between the two Fisher brothers is strange and really difficult in the way they don’t get along one single bit. It states on page 3 that, “It was ‘Erik’ I was saying ‘Erik’. Dad finally understood. He looked me right in my eyes and asked ‘What do you mean by ‘Erik’ Erik what Paul?’ I stammered out, ‘Erik’ he tried to kill me!”. This explains how strange both Erik and Paul’s relationship is between each other. For which, Paul starts day-dreaming that his own brother is actually trying to kill him, meanwhile, nothing is going on. Overall, the main relationship
Steven is a thirteen-year-old gifted drummer with an imagination that takes him from writing in his daily English journal to musing on his own life. The book is about his experience of the year his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey Alper, gets diagnosed with leukemia. He totally didn’t expect his little brother to get leukemia. This was a big change for him. From worrying about a drumming performance, and attention from Renee Albert, to a huge worry for his brother he had thought would only try to embarrass him. When people from school found out about Stevens sick brother, Steven gets a lot of attention and sympathy from his friends. As time passes and Jeffrey goes to his treatments, Steven stops doing all his school work to only think about his