“ Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” -John C. Maxwell. This quote relates to the novel Tangerine because of the numerous amount of choices the characters have to make. Like Erik for example, he doesn’t make good choices and as long as he isn’t getting hurt he, doesn’t care who he hurts. This affects his character and makes him seem heartless. Paul’s parents also make choices that affect Paul such as paying more attention to Erik and being so engulfed in Erik’s sport that they don’t ask about Paul's sports and life. The choices made by the Fisher family cause Paul to fear his brother, have low self-esteem and make him feel as though he is alone.
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.
“Tangerine” is a book filled with action, drama, heart, wins, loses, and brotherhood. Paul had always been the odd one out at school, and at home. Paul was was legally blind, with glasses so thick, they looked like the bottom halves of coke bottles on his face. But when Paul moved to Tangerine Middle school, his world was turned upside down. Paul found himself happy, with friends, and on the soccer team. But not everything was perfect at home. Paul had an older brother named Erik who liked to bully and intimidate Paul. Paul was always afraid of Erik, but he just couldn’t quite remember why. The only thing he did know, was to watch his back around Erik. Edward Bloor uses wonderful examples of characterization, and symbolizm, to display the theme
3. How does the Gerard Duval episode represent a watershed, or turning point, in Paul’s life? What situation does he confront for the first time?
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people who are looked down upon see from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who is considered blind by many and is often looked down upon in society, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and is eventually killed, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid. Since Paul is often looked down upon, he notices facts and clues society does not, however he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to be murdered.
Have you ever felt that twist and turn in your stomach as if you were about to be murdered by a maniac? Well in the book “Tangerine” by Edward Bloor there’s a lot of situation to deal with Fear, Heroism, and Seeing. Seeing is the most important of them all because seeing the truth has a very important meaning in this book. The main character Paul shows all the themes of the book but mostly fear.
In the novel Tangerine, there are sections with actions that are mind-blowing, and drama. The main character, Paul Fisher, is the goalie for his school’s soccer team. He finds friends at his soccer team. But apparently, the bigger, as seems better, Erik Fisher, is the star player on his school’s football team. Erik causes a lot of trouble for Paul. In this novel, Tangerine, Bloor uses exemplary foreshadowing and symbolism to convey the theme of growth and change.
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.
“So there I sat, Erik Fisher's younger brother, Eclipse Boy, visually impaired and totally incapable of following in his brother's footsteps.” Paul began as a boy who was unconfident, and always hidden by his brother shadow, but in the end became brave hero who saved classmates from a sinkhole and built up the courage to stand up to his horribly cruel brother. Paul Fisher changed into what seems like a completely different character, one transformed by incredible experiences and hardships. To conclude, in the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Paul moves to Florida a shy momma’s boy, but as he gains confidence, he learns to make his own choices and follow his gut.
For example, Bloor states, “But it became clear to me, that for some reason, the big kids on the bus were calling me Eclipse Boy,” (34). This quote shows how Erik changes Paul’s reputation to roll downhill because the reader later discovers that Erik had invented a rumour concerning a solar eclipse which explained Paul’s condition of being legally blind. This piece of dialogue also demonstrates Erik’s true colors as a lying and manipulative guy. Beyond this, the novel also shows how Erik damages Paul’s social life forever when he assists his childhood friend, Castor, in spraying Paul with white spray paint in his eyes, which led to him becoming legally blind. Not only did this affect Paul’s social life, but it also changed his perspective about who Erik truly is, plus it also affects the way in which everyone views
One decision that caused Paul to be less afraid of Erik is on pages 262-263. On these pages the author says, “He turned and threw the bat into the Land Cruiser. He got in, and Arthur got in, and they drove quickly away.” (Pg 262-263) This makes Paul less afraid of him because he was able to stand up to Erik and Arthur alone without getting hurt by either one of them. This also caused Paul not to be afraid of Erik because it proved to Paul that Erik wasn't so perfect and put together as he thought. Another reason why Paul is not afraid of Erik at the end of the book is on page 284. On page 284 the author states that, “I stood up straight and faced them all, like I had seen Luis do. “I saw- I heard Erik Fisher tell him to do it.”” (Pg. 284) This shows that Paul is less afraid of Erik because he was willing to expose Erik in front of everyone, and tell the complete truth without being afraid that Erik would hurt him in anyway. Erik Fisher causes Paul Fisher to be less afraid of him by losing control and not denying the truth about the bad things he had
Do relatives or friends choose poor choices? In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, character choices affect the main character, Paul Fisher. He is a visually impaired student who attended two middle schools in Tangerine County, Florida. He was influenced by other people around him. In fact, Erik, his brother, impacted Paul’s life largely by his choices. Erik’s choices affected Paul in many ways.
The book Tangerine By Edward Bloor is a Novel about the Fisher Family moving to Florida. Paul Fishers competition is Soccer Likewise Edward Bloor. Edward Bloor Was a soccer player when he was around Pauls age. Edward wanted the core of his story to be about soccer However his brother Erick makes his life Miserable.
Fisher paid attention to Erik, even though he had done such a terrible thing to Paul. Overall, Paul’s parents have been telling him a lie his whole life and this made him hate himself. The lie was that he is legally blind because he stared at a Solar Eclipse, but the reason he is legally blind is because Erik and Vincent 's spray painted his eyes. This is emotional for Paul because his whole life he has been led to believe otherwise, but now he hates how his mom, stood up for Erik.
Paul has got an old university friend, a character who is very important for this book. His name is Ed Finnerty. He is the fatal character for Paul because he is the one who makes Paul realize his real position and all the people's real positions. He is