Cole is more like a pine tree, for he falls down easily when he doesn't have anyone or anything to help him.
The author tells of pine trees being weaker, because they are not strongly connected to anything( Cole being by himself and isolating himself from others). Redwoods on the other hand are strong and are linked together, like a family(Cole doesn't have this connection, and has no one to turn to).
Good thought Ben, but he didn't fall down when he fought Peter.
Pine trees trunks are, "barely a foot apart." (Chandler). While Redwood tree's roots on the other hand have a, "very shallow root system." (Chandler)
I forgot to add that Cole is has a very shallow personality and therefor, is more like a Redwood tree.
i belkive cole is more like a pine. Cole has a short fuse and the pine tree has short roots as said in the artice "In comparrison the clump of roots looked diminutive, only 14 inches in diameter",(chandler)
I believe Cole is more like the redwood because the article says, "Gigantic redwoods dwarf their other softwood and hardwood neighbors" (Chandler).Cole is more hard than a lot of kids when he finds people like him he really gets along but when he doesn't like a person he rude to them. But, when people try to help him like Garvey did hes rude because hes been on his own basically his whole life.
Cole is more like a pine tree,because red wood trees reach out for each other. The author says,"...roots literally reach out to others"(Chandler). Cole likes to keep to him self and not talk to others.
I think Cole is more like a pine tree because when he was the bully of the school he seemed to stand up tall like the pine trees did. But then when he got to the island and the spirit bear attacked him the had no help from anyone else like how the pine trees don't help each other and fell down the redwood trees do help each other, the text says,"redwoods' roots literally reach out to others"(Chandler). The redwood trees do this to help each other stand when storms come.
I believe Cole is like a pine tree. In the text it says, "On 301, collapsed pines blocking the road were so numerous they looked like pick-up sticks tossed in a heap"(Chandler). I think that all of the pines blocking the road are just like all of the bad things that happened to Cole in his life making him trapped in bad decisions. To get past the trees in the road, it is just like trying to change. Both are very hard and will take some time.
I believe Cole is more like a pine tree. In the article, it talks about how the author thought the pine trees would fall together, but the trees around the fallen pine did not hold it up. This relates to Cole's life because Cole doesn't have others there to help him "stay up". He's mostly on his own. His bad choices bring him down, and no one is there helping him to get back up.
I believe Cole is more like a pine, for the tree is over twenty feet while the roots are only seven inches. This is like Cole in a way where he shows how strong and viscous he is to everyone, but he actually is very humble and sympathetic under his roots.
Cole is more like a pine tree in the novel because he thought he was tough enough to lie through Alaska alone, but once he saw the bear in Chapter 8, he realized that he wasn't the only one that was tough. The narrator said," ...I wonder why all of our pine trees hadn't toppled. Then I thought back to Hurricane Isabel when both Route 5 in Maryland and 301 in Virginia had been shut down because of downed trees, mostly pines" (Chandler 1). This is meaning that the pine trees can fall at one point.
I agree, but cant redwood trees fall at one point to.
Cole is like a redwood. The way he acts is tough like the outside of a tree, but inside he is soft. He has a emotional side to him, he's not what he seems to be. He despises being alone; he's petrified of people forgetting him, leaving him lonely.
The author says, "...These magnificent giants simply could not make it alone" (Kate Chandler).
Cole is more like a pine tree at first. This is because before the attacked he only trusted himself. in chapter 1 its says Cole "didn't trust anyone who wasn't afraid of him," page 3-4. He only keeps to himself and don'st like people helping him. But after he was saved, he stared to like people helping him. This is like the redwood because their roots go to other roots to stand up right.
Cole is more like a redwood because he is starting to connect with Rose, Garvey, and his mom. When the author is talking to Winkel, he says, "Redwood roots not only spread a great distance, they also intertwine with those of other trees"(Kate Chandler). Cole shares out his feelings like he is connecting with them, like a redwood tree.
I believe that Cole is a pine tree because Cole is strong just like pine and he can stand his ground just like pinewood.