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  • Tangerine Literary Analysis

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    Did you ever want to see the truth about everyone and understand what they mean? In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor the themes seeing and truth is expressed. "But I can see. I can see everything. I can see things that Mom and Dad can't. Or won't." These are Paul's words and they foreshadow what's to come. In other words, Paul’s parents are underestimating his eyesight and believe that Paul is only a handicap kid that needs assistance with everything. In addition to that Paul has an older brother

  • Tangerine Archetype Analysis

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    can change the way they look like or act toward others. In Edward Bloor’s novel Tangerine, Joey Costello proves to be the mythological archetype of the shapeshifter in three ways. First, Joey Costello is the shapeshifter to Paul (the hero) because he is bewilderingly changeable. When people are bewilderingly changeable they change how they act towards others. For instance, during Joey’s few days at Tangerine Middle, he was mad because he was being picked on by Tino. Joey said, “I can’t believe

  • Major Themes In Tangerine

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    a theme written mixed in with the plot-the spice of writing. The novel Tangerine, a book about the main character’s(Paul) journey on figuring out how he got blind, is no different. Edward Bloor wrote this book about the valuable and wise lesson about the theme, seeing and not seeing. In this novel, there are many characters, such as Paul, and his parents, that see or don’t see figurately and literately characters of Tangerine are devolved to represented the importance of seeing/not seeing and it

  • Descriptive Essay : Orange, A Beautiful Color

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    The One What if I told you something so simple and quotidian was actually complex and completely riveting. To most people orange is just an occurrence between the red and yellow spectrum. Maybe an orange is what you have in a bowl on your kitchen counter, patiently waiting to be picked as a snack. Orange is not so simple or mundane as many may believe. At a very young age I despised orange, the color as well as the fruit. The color reminded me of an unfavorable rusty wrench. The fruit itself was

  • Paul In Tangerine

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    ask? Because in Tangerine by Edward Bloor Paul Fisher will learn that even those visually impaired can see when someone is cruel. Author Edward Bloor lived in Trenton, New Jersey before attending Fordham University in New York, and now resides in Florida. He has penned books titled Crusaders, Storytime, and Soccer, Tangerine, and Me which are all fiction novels. He was nominated for Young Readers Award. There are many moments of character development for Paul in the novel Tangerine. Paul grows physically

  • Tangerine Quotes

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    Flashbacks, lightning, and sinkholes is some things Paul experiences in his new life in Florida. Paul, the main character, in the book, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, faces three major consequences in his life that will affect him in the future. Paul is a seventh grade boy, who moves to Tangerine County, Florida, and loves to play soccer. His family believes he has an issue with his eyesight, but Paul thinks otherwise. Paul choices lead to a variety of consequences, good and bad. Moving schools, sticking

  • Erik In Tangerine

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    Having an evil character in a story makes the story much more interesting. The evil character in Tangerine is Erik, a high school boy, brother and son who is focused only on himself. When we think of evil people, we think about Hitler, Osama, and Hiroshi. With his deceit, disregard for others, and self-centered attitude, Erik could be on that list. In this story, Paul, Erik’s younger brother, is the hero because he thinks about others and does the right thing in difficult situations. Although Erik

  • Mistakes In Tangerine

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    Everyone makes mistakes. In tangerine by Edward Bloor Mrs. Fisher, the main character's mother had a tough time figuring out what would be best for her youngest son Paul. She thought her decisions were for the best, but it turns out she had made the wrong choices which caused a great amount of change in Paul’s life. These changes were not exactly for the better causing Paul to be angry and upset with her because of all the mistakes she has made. Paul was already going through a rough patch in

  • Osprey In Tangerine

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    In the book Tangerine by Edward Bloor, the osprey represent change and loss of normality in Tangerine and Lake Winslow. The osprey makes an appearance many times throughout the story, each time showing up at time of distress. “Coach Walski said I’m in a Program for the handicapped so I’m off the team… an osprey slowly crossing the sky to its nest […] There goes another one of your koi, Mr. Costello” ( Bloor 63 & 64). Paul is kicked off the soccer team and while he is waiting for his Mom finish talking

  • Symbolism In Tangerine

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    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