Every time Cole makes a mistake he never learns from it. HE is controlling his life this way because he never changes and keeps on doing bad things.
Cole Matthews is controlling his life because he was given a decision to live for a while or die. He chose to live just a little bit longer. Cole eats bugs, mice, and his own barf to survive. #howtosurvive
Cole is creating his own story by expressing,"Clinging to life was like hanging from a bar on the playground at school"(Mikaelsen 97).
Cole is fighting for his life against the other side. The author states ,"Clinging to life was like hanging from a bar on the playground at school" (Mikaelsen 97). This is showing that Cole is still trying to cling to his life and keep the fight of his life going.
Cole gets to decide if he wants to live or die. The author says, " He wanted to live" ( Mikaelsen 83 ). With this, we know Cole wants live and change his ways.
Natalie I agree with you because when Cole is on the ground dying he is in so much pain, but yet he wants to live after seeing nature around him. Cole can actually see vibrant colors and smell the shoreline around him which can change Coles' mind about living.
Cole controls his own story when he decides to live. The text says, "Suddenly, in that moment, Cole made a simple decision. He wanted to live"(Mikaelsen 83). He is choosing either to live or die, and he is controlling his own future by living.
I agree with this comment because Cole was given a decision and he chose to live just a little bit longer.
Cole is controlling his own life poorly. Whenever somethings goes wrong from his doing, he blames it on others and makes them feel manipulated. He makes people believe that nothing is his fault, and he enjoys getting away with his actions.
I agree with kylie because, Cole is trying to control is life as he is wanting to always be incontrol and this decision of wanting to live or die is his choice and his choice only.
Cole is creating his own story buy choosing to live. He could have just given up and died after being mauled by the spirit bear, but instead he does everything he can to survive.
I agree with Conley because when Cole was laying on the ground about to spit on the Spirit Bear again,knowing what he'd do to him if he did. Its says ," When the meager fluid bathed his tongue,he stopped,paused, and then swallowed''(Mikaelsen 95). This indicates that Cole could have chosen to spit knowing the outcome, but he sooner realized he wanted to live so he swallowed the spit.
Cole is learning to control his life properly. He didn't care if he survided or not. He says,"Only submission and a simple desire to live"(mikaelsen 94). Cole relises the meaning of life and choses to fight for it. He later decides to eat whatever he can find.
Cole has been controlling his life by blaming everyone else for his mistakes and problems like when he blamed Peter Driscal by saying "Cole figured he wouldn't even be there if Peter Driscal had known how to fight back" pg.8 Cole blamed Peter for being in jail.
Cole wants to control his life. So, as Cole is lying on the ground, seconds from death, he decides he wants to live and begins finding things to nourish his body. The author states, "All that mattered was living. Cole wanted to live once again and make choices. But to live, he needed food" (Mikaelsen 84).
Cole, laying there dying decided to yell and grunt to see if the birds were okay.
Cole is controlling his story by hurting people and making them scared of him. He has to control this because his family was never there to help. He is alone and he makes himself feel better by having control, and when he loses his control he finds a way to blame it on everyone/everything else. When he doesn't have control after the bear attacked him the author said," Never in his life had he felt so expose, so vulnerable, so helpless"(Mikaelsen 78).
Cole is controlling his life right now by choosing he wants to live rather than wanting to die. He is eating whatever he can to stay alive and live a little bit longer. In the book it says, "As Cole reached for more grass, he spotted a worm near his hand and grabbed it instead. The long worm bunched up and squirmed to get free, so he brought it quickly to his mouth" (Mikaelen 85). So Cole is trying to stay alive by eating insects, bug, etc.
Cole is controlling the story of his own life because every time he does something wrong and someone tries to help him, he just waves them off and continues making bad choices.
Cole is controlling his story by wanting to stay alive. Cole says, "He wanted to live... In death there was no control, no anger, no one to blame, no choices, no nothing... To be alive was to have choice" (Mikaelsen 82). Cole wants to keep control in his life, and he knows that the only way to control his life was to stay alive.
Cole Matthews is a young 15 year old boy who tries and control every aspect of his and others lives. Later in the novel near the middle Cole eventually loses his control when he gets attacked by the Spirit bear. Later on, Cole decides for himself how he is going to act, an example of this is when Cole tells Garvey and Edwin he was attacked by a spirit bear and they do not believe him," I wasn't lying, Deliberately he raised his hand and tossed the hair into the water. Beginning today, he would tell the truth. his words would be his only proof"(Mikaelsen112). This small part of the novel shows that cole is starting to take control of his life in a good way.
Cole is letting go of his anger that he had at everything and he is doing good so far.He wants to live the rest of his life and not die of what the Spirit Bear did to him. Mikaelson said," He wanted to live" pg 83. He made a choice to keep living and not give up or to die and not do anything. He did not want to end his life right now he wanted to keep living it.