Cole is controlling his story by all of the choices he decides to make, good or bad.
For example, Cole decides to attack the bear, which leaves him almost dead. He chooses to make poor choices that leave him in bad situations.
Cole controls his life not so well. Cole always gets in fights and has to feel like he has more powers that others.
Cole makes decisions affecting future problems, like when he said he was cold but he threw away his atoow and burnt the shed down.
Cole is controlling his life making it bad, Because he fought peter and the circle of justice is thinking should he got to jail or not.
If Cole does something wrong he will go down the wrong path and if he starts showing that he has changed then he will be going to the right path.
Cole is in control of his own story, for his actions are the reason he is where he is. For example Cole was mauled by the spirit bear after choosing to try and kill it.
Cole knows that death is enevidle but he chooses to live the narerater said "He wanted to live" only Cole has control on if he wants to live.
Cole is taking responsibility for his actions such as when he says, "I...I know now I was wrong, and I know I cant go back to the island after what I did. That's okay." This shows he is taking responsibility for his actions.
Cole has shown that he wants to control his life now because when he was about to prove himself to Garvey by showing him the bear hair. The text says, "Deliberately he raised his hand and tossed the hair into the water,"(Mikaelsen 112). This shows that he wants to be a better person and is changing himself into one by not getting that angry about Garvey not believing him.
Cole is controlling his life by trying to fix things and not be so mad all the time. In chapter 14, his mom addresses that she wants to change how she is and wants to be a good mother. Instead of being mad at her and yelling at her, he hugged her back.
Cole is controlling his life by making himself a trustworthy person, and by trying too change himself so he can become a better person. The narrator says, "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. His words would become his only proof"(Mikaelesn 112).
Cole is realizing that he has made bad choices, and he wants to change the way he acts. When Cole was at the detention center,. talking to Garvey he said, "I'm wishing I hadn't blown my chance on the island," (Mikaelsen 119). This shows that Cole has changed his outlook on life, and he wishes he didn't make choices leading him to where he is now.
Cole controls the story by controlling the actions and choices he makes.
For example Cole chooses to kill the Spirit Bear but it ends up hurting him more then the bear.
Cole is controlling his life by trying to change after all the bad actions he has done in his past. He is understanding that he has consequences for his actions and they know that he was a bad person. He is also showing more respect to others including his mom. Cole's mother says,"I know Cole has changed some" (Mikaelsen 125).
Cole feels like he doesn't need emotion. It states, "Cole fought back the tears blurring his vision" (Mikelsen 133).
Cole is controlling his life by making decisions. Choosing to smash a kids head, fight the spirit bear, ting to escape, yelling at his dad in the circle, blaming others for his problems.He had the choices of what he wanted to do.
Cole is going down the wrong path because when he makes bad decisions it hurts him in the future. For example when cole was on the island he burns the supplies and shelter. Then after that he felt cold with no shelter.
Cole controls his life,because every chance he gets he ruins it by no caring about it. When Cole was at the circle justice meeting, the author says,"cole played their game and nodded politely..."(Mikaelsen 36). This shows that Cole is not caring about the help that he is getting.
Cole controls his life by attempting to be feared. He doesn't want anyone to mess with him they way his father does. He wants to control the whole world. He wanted didn't want to feel alone and he takes control of his life and/or others. Then he lost control of his life, when the bear attacked. He was lost, and alone. He drowned in his pain, and problems losing control of life and reality.
Earlier in the novel the narrator explains, "He had no control. To this storm, he was insignificant" (Mikaelsen 78).
Cole life right now is not in a good place. His body laid lifeless on the ground after the bear attack. He had the choice to starve or to eat anything for energy. The author stated," Those fish bits still contained energy, and energy was life." (Mikaelsen 89).