I believe Cole's life is like a sour patch kid sour then sweet, maybe he is still in that sour part of his life right now and then it will get sweeter.
I think a yo-yo could symbolize the new life Cole is trying to build. Garvey helps to teach him that if anything goes wrong, he cant get angry. He needs to bounce back and calm thoughts before his rage takes over. This relates to a yo-yo because even after you throw the yo-yo out, it bounces back to its rightful position.
I think Cole is like a volcano, He builds up slowly then he erupts. on page 6 at school, "Cole cornered Peter outside with anger that had been brewing all day". this shows how Cole slowly builds up then erupts.
Cole's life is like a trip on an airplane. On an airplane there could be turbulence which is uncomfortable and can be scary, but at the end of the trip, the destination will be reached and enjoyed. Like Cole's life, he experiences hardships, but he still can be successful.
I really like the idea of an airplane because his goal of having no anger will eventually be reached.
Another symbolization of Cole would be and elder person. As Cole was young and not experienced her thought he could control the situation even when faced with a bear. After the attack, he knows he can not always control the situation and has experience of mistakes he has made like the wisdom of an elder who knows and has seen a lot.
I'm comparing Cole to a Chocolate covered strawberry. In the beginning of the story we see Cole as this tough guy that no one should mess with. A Chocolate strawberry is the same because the Chocolate is frozen and is hard on the surface. After the bear attack Coles' tough layer sort of melted away like the Chocolate on the strawberry when its left out to long. Then his soft layer comes out and he can no longer keep the melted part of him back on. The strawberry is the same. When you bite on the Chocolate its hard in the beginning but then the best part comes. The sweet strawberry.
Cole is like the bear when he beats up Peter. He pounded Peter bloody after Peter attacked him by telling on him just like the bear attacking Cole. Cole put Peter in a hospital with injures that cant be healed like what the bear did to Cole. The narrator says,"This creature was waiting until he grew so weak he couldn't fight back"(Mikaelson77). The way the author describes this moment when the bear is attacking Cole it sounds like what Cole did to Peter.
I believe Cole is like a infected human in the zombie apocalypse, everything might seem hopeless and that nobody can help you, but that can change. The infected person learns of a cure to this infection, and makes it through this seamlessly impossible journey to find that cure. "He felt himself slipping into darkness and blinked hard, doggedly clinging to life, willing himself to not let go." (Mikaelson 80)
Cole can be compared to as a goldfish in a bowl. I think this because a fishbowl can be looked through to make it easy to see the fish. Since Cole is always always being watched, he could be compared to a fish. A fishbowl also limits the movements of a fish. In the book, I've seen many examples of Cole's movement being limited. The handcuffs in chapter one, for example, prevent him from moving his hands.
Cole's life is a slide at the very top is all his anger and frustrations. Although, at the bottom is his happiness.
Cole's life is like an wave because Cole has his ups and downs through out the story. When Cole does something good right after something bad happens to him. Like when he tried to attack the bear but at the end the bear attacked him.
Cole's life is like a power plant. He pollutes the things around him so no one wants to be near him. Peter lawyer says," Too many people have suffered and payed the price on account of Cole Matthews"(Mikaelson 126). This proves he is viewed as dangerous.