The choices you make not only affect you but they also affect the people around you. Making harsh decisions without think about the negative outcome can affect many people in many various ways. Erik Fisher makes many wrong choices that him and his family having to suffer the consequences for. Erik choices manly impact Paul by making him lose his vision, making his brother live in his shadow, and also making Paul him look in trustworthy in front of his peers.
and Mrs. Fisher make Paul feel as though he is not important. Paul's parents show so much attention to Erik and his life. Yet are not concerned at all about Paul. Paul and his father have a conversation that shows how much attention Paul's parents give to him and his life. “ ‘Really? Are you in it?’ That question really hit me the wrong way. I couldn’t believe he had asked me that. And yet it was so typical . I answered, ‘Sure I am, Dad. They picked me as the all county benchwarmer.’ He looked annoyed. He sounded annoyed, too. ‘Come on Paul. did you make the team or not.’ We locked eyes again. ‘ How many games did I play in, Dad?’ He pulled back ‘I don’t know.’ What position did I play when I did get into a game?’ ‘How am I supposed to know that?’ OK. Here’s one: How many field goals did Erik kick this year?” (Bloor 233). This quote from the novel shows how little Paul’s Dad knew about Paul’s life although he knew almost everything about Erik’s. And Paul’s mom was no different. She too was focused on the “Erik Fisher Football Dream” and paid little attention to Paul and his soccer.
In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor Erik Fisher, Paul Fisher’s older brother, causes Paul to be bullied, less afraid of him, and more mature. Throughout the book Erik Fisher makes many decisions that cause Paul to be stronger and more mature. Erik does this by causing Paul to be bullied, causing Luis Cruz’s death, and betraying Paul’s trust.
When one hears the name Erik Fisher, selfishness is the first word that pops up in the head. Erik Fisher is selfish because of the sick attitude he gives people. In Tangerine, all Erik cares about is himself and his football dream. In the story, Paul says about Mike Costello, “He’s bound to change, in one way or another, once he gets caught up inside the Erik Fisher Football Dream.” On the other hand, Paul Fisher is the total opposite of him. Throughout the story, Paul tries his best to make friends. He gets good grades and is good at soccer, but he never cares about just himself. Unlike Erik, he thinks he is on a very good sports team with amazing
First, one choice Erik made was to call Paul, ‘eclipse boy’. Many bullied Paul and saw him as a weak individual. Paul thought of himself to be a freak show on display. On page 35 of Tangerine, Paul stated, “So there I sat on that yellow bus - Erik Fisher’s younger brother, Eclipse boy, visually impaired and totally incapable of following in his brother’s footsteps.” The quote shows that Paul considers himself to be incapable of being normal. Erik’s choice had cause Paul to think that he has no chance of being popular and loved. If Erik hadn’t made fun of Paul, perhaps this chain of events wouldn’t have occurred.
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice that you make, makes you.” -John C. Maxwell. In the book, Tangerine, Paul had most of his life based off of the decisions his older brother, Erik, made. Erik’s choices impacted Paul by not allowing Paul to feel safe in his own home, causing Paul to become blind, and hurting many of Paul’s friends.
Paul knew the importance of this meeting. He had already been in this before more than once maybe twice. As he sat in complete silence, his last encounter with Principal Sweet played in his mind over and over again.
This caused their dad to start paying more attention to Erik rather than Paul., causing Paul to feel ignored. On page 30 in the novel, the author showed this by stating “He became obsessed with football, especially with placekicking. He learned how to hold the ball for Erik, spinning the laces away. . . But I never really cooperated, and soon they dropped me from the routine.” This shows that when Erik switched to football, Dad felt that Erik’s career was more important. When Paul wasn’t interested in football, Dad stopped caring about Paul and trying to get him to become a better athlete. Also, Dad saw Erik was really good at football, so he focused on making him better, where Paul could have used some of the coaching from Dad at the time with
“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become.” -Angelina Jolie. This quote is unquestionably true in the story Tangerine by Edward Bloor. In the book a great many choices affected the main character Paul and made him who he is. Choices seem to be a main component in this story.
Erik choices impact paul’s self concept. Paul saw himself as a stupid idiot ever since he went blind. Paul hated himself for thinking that he stared at a solar eclipse for too long and that caused him to lose his vision. In the book Paul says “so you figured it would be better if i just hated myself?”(Bloor 265) after his parents told him that they
Another negative impact Dad made on Paul was when he was discussing his job with Mom. He says that his boss allowed him to make his own hours. Dad says that this is beneficial because they can go to Erik’s football practice every day. Paul feels left out of the conversation and starts to think that Dad only cares about Erik and his football
Jesus is the center of Christianity, but without Paul, Christianity would never exist. Paul organized Jesus’s disciples after Jesus’s death. Paul introduced Christianity to Non-Jewish people. He was extremely talented at converting others. The New Testament is largely based off Paul’s teachings. Paul also shaped the way Christianity thinks, he was the man who took a small cult and shaped it so that it would become a world religion; Paul was the most important figure to the growth of Christianity, even more than Jesus of Nazareth.
Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case” is a story about a young 16 year-old man, Paul, who is motherless and alienated. Paul’s lack of maternal care has led to his alienation. He searches for the aesthetics in life that that he doesn’t get from his yellow wallpaper in his house and his detached, overpowering father figure in his life. Paul doesn’t have any interests in school and his only happiness is in working at Carnegie Hall and dreams of one-day living the luxurious life in New York City. Paul surrounds himself with the aesthetics of music and the rich and wealthy, as a means to escape his true reality.
It seems strange that so little is known biographically about one of the most important figures in Christian history, but this only serves to add to the mystery and grandeur surrounding the Apostle Paul of Tarsus. Much, however, is known of the time after his conversion to Christ and what he did to contribute to Christianity in this period, and it is this that leaves a greater legacy than the simple facts of his life. The contributions that he made towards the cause of Christ and the spreading and formation of Christianity are what he is perennially remembered for.