Its up to him to make the decisions he is making. for example, he didn't have to rob a store, or beat up peter. if he never have done any of those things, he would not be on the island right now. But it is also a little bit of his parents fault for letting him get away with everything he has done in the past. If they taught him how not to be rude, annoying, disrespectful, ect.... and have shown him a little love. he wouldn't be like how he is.
In Chapter 12, Cole decides he wants to live so he holds on by eating worms and drinking rain. The narrator says," He wanted to live, but for that he needed help; otherwise his life would end in the nest" (Mikaelsen 94). This shows Cole is controlling his life by deciding if he wants to live or not.
Cole is controlling his life by wanting to live. The author says,"Cole wanted to live and once again make choices"(Mikaelsen 84). Cole chooses to stay alive.
Cole is still thinking he can do whatever he wants, even so close to death. He seriously has some issues, thinking he can do whatever he pleases. He even thinks that by attempting to spit at the bear, the world takes him to death with a glob of saliva on its face...? #StopItGetSomeHelp #STOPCole #NewAnakinAlert?
oops. forgot that I don't need a # for this. L0L. silly me.
Cole controls his story just like how he controls his actions by showing his reactions towards events that happen in his life when Garvey says "actions speak louder than words (maikaelsen 51)."
Cole is starting to control his story in chapter 10. Cole hated everything and thought that he was better than everyone for the majority of part one. Cole didn't think that his life was good so Cole wanted to die. The author stated, "Cole grunted angrily-- he didn't want to die yet" (Mikaelsen 83). Cole started to show us when he started looking at nature and loving these small baby birds.
Cole controls his life by wanting to live. The author states "He had provided for himself" (Mikaelsen 90).
Cole is controlling his story by making his own decisions and doing what he wants to do
Cole is controlling his life by not trusting anyone and he is making it hard on himself and if he started to trust people more he could depend on them more for things and not be so independent.
Cole is controlling his own life because no one made him rob the store or beat up Peter. Another example is when Cole was laying on the ground after the bear attack, he thought about his life. He had decided that he wanted to live instead of dying.
In the beginning of the story Cole only made bad decisions and hurt people and those decisions now have him on an island learning to see what the world looks like. The author states, "Cole blinked and took a breathe, as if he were awakening," (Mikaelsen 96).
Cole is controlling his life right now by not lying and always telling the truth. The author says, "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. his words would be his only proof" (Mikaelsen 112). Garvey and Edwin think Cole is lying but, Cole isn't going to give them the white fur from the bear because he wants them to trust him and know that he is not lying.
Cole supports his story by doing whats best for him to stay alive and while he is in the island. He eats bugs and caterpillars and muddy water because he knows its the only way he'll live.
In chapter 11, Cole realized he needed food to stay alive. Cole couldn't move so he grabbed what was near him that he could reach. The author says, "The food he had thrown up was still food" (Mikaelsen 89).
Cole is controlling his story by trying to get better ,but then he does something bad again. For example, "By the time the flames engulfed the wooden hut and licked up into the air, Cole had lost all control" (Mikaelsen 30).